Out and About: SFMOMA July 2019

“I was recently in San Francisco and northern California to create new artwork and take in some inspiration. After years of renovations, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is well worth a visit. Having lived in San Francisco for 10 years, I used to spend a lot of time at the SFMOMA. This time around, I was fortunate to see some of my favorite artists in some amazing presentations. The Louise Bourgious: Spiders exhibition was outstanding. Having only seen single spider sculptures at a time until that point, it was a pleasure seeing a number of her spider sculptures in the same room, providing context, scale, and comparison. Her spiders are so delicate and strong at the same time, conjuring both awe and fear of the species as you walk among, under, and between them. I also had the chance to see the wonderful show Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again. The exhibition presents his work in chronological order and by project so each gallery shows a body of work in the context and time period of his conceptual and aesthetic trajectory. It was a very strong case for the conceptual strength of Warhol's work and his penchant for the darker underbelly of beauty, celebrity, and artifice. Additionally, seeing the works as they were originally presented in some cases was also a huge help in understanding his voice. Warhol's artistic vision, rather than hot hits, really shine in this exhibition. It was an absolute pleasure and education.” -Amie Potsic

SFMOMA

SFMOMA

Artwork by Louis Bourgoise

Artwork by Louis Bourgoise

Artwork by Andy Warhol

Artwork by Andy Warhol

Artwork by Andy Warhol

Artwork by Andy Warhol

Artwork by Andy Warhol

Artwork by Andy Warhol

SFMOMA

SFMOMA