Thursday, September 2, 2021

Preview appreciation

I enjoyed people enjoying the Joan Mitchell member preview at SFMoMA.

I hadn't known Mitchell's work well, and this is a great show.  I realized I have a strong preference for her work that has a sort of center, and forms similar to trees.  I also liked her smaller work, which also had very bold strokes - it wasn't scaled down unnecessarily.  

It was quite a contrast to visit the Agnes Martin room first, and then the Mitchell show, to see the wild RANGE of things that can be considered abstract expressionist.  (I lean more toward Martin, and/or fewer colors, and/or specific geometries.)