Sunday, January 6, 2008

action abstraction

On New Year's Eve, I joined Beth and Tom on a trip to the St. Louis Art Museum to see the current exhibition Action/Abstraction. The exhibit features works by Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, as well as Helen Frankenthaler, Arshile Gorky, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Jasper Johns, Lee Krasner, Norman Lewis, Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, David Smith, Frank Stella, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still among many others.
My favorite painting was this Jasper Johns Numbers in Color. And, also leaving messages for Beth and Tom in the interactive portion of this exhibit was pretty awesome.
As a new SLAM memeber, I plan to visit more often and also take advantage of the Sustaining Level of Membership which will grant me reciprocal memberships to many of the great art museums across the country including: The Art Institute of Chicago and The Walker Art Center.
Go see it today! Don't wait too long, Action/Abstration ends on January 11th.