It was the perfect Birthday present. Amazing art in a beautiful new building with my husband and kiddos. It was glorious. The work there for the inaugural show "America is Hard to See" is outstanding and more inclusive of women and minorities than ever before. So much good work to see.
This piece by Mark Bradford is so exciting to me. It's paper he found on the street and collaged into this intricate map of colors and textures. I aspire to create something this great and I'm very interested in the endless layering of paper and the sanding down of it to reveal interesting combinations and relationships.
I'm also slightly obsessed with graffiti and street art. I was pulling all kinds of paper off the walls of the Lower East Side last May when I was in the city with my Ladies, and hunted the bowels of Grand Central Station for some magical bin of discarded advertising that my gallery director told me about. We never found it, but the hunt continues...
In my own work this is a direction I would like to explore. Looser, more abstract and somehow a bit more raw.