Director’s Desk: Our Recent Trip to LA . . .

. . . included a visit to Matthew Marks Gallery. There was a wonderful show of Robert Gober’s work. I was intrigued by the Ellsworth Kelly adorning the gallery’s facade . . . such authority and clarity amidst the white noise of daily street traffic. I look forward to our Kelly show on June!

Dorothy Kosinski, Director

Matthew Marks gallery in West Hollywood with an Ellsworth Kelly facade. Photo: Dorothy Kosinski

Director’s Desk: Laib and Lacquer, Brass, and Rice

Works on view in Wolfgang Laib: Without Beginning and Without End at Sperone Westwater. Photos: Dorothy Kosinski

Works on view in Wolfgang Laib: Without Beginning and Without End at Sperone Westwater. Photos: Dorothy Kosinski

Looking at more moving work by Wolfgang Laib on my last visit to New York, on view at Sperone Westwater gallery in NYC through March 30. On the left, Burmese red lacquer over wood. On the right, the large golden ziggurat is made from raw beeswax (like our Laib Wax Room) over a wooden understructure and, on the shelves above, boats made of folded brass are nestled in rice.

Dorothy Kosinski, Director

Director’s Desk: Saying Goodbye to Art We Love

Xavier Veilhan's The Bear arrives and departs

The Bear arrived in warm weather and left in the cold. Photos: Amy Wike (left) and Dorothy Kosinski (right)

Bye, bye bear! I am touched by the attachment our public developed for Xavier Veilhan’s red bear. It reminds me of the vehement reactions to the departure of Linn Meyer’s wall drawing, another work that was only here temporarily. Our visitors’ emotional engagement is proof of the power of art.

Dorothy Kosinski, Director

2010 Intersections installation, at the time being by Linn Meyers

2010 Intersections installation, at the time being by Linn Meyers. Photos: Sarah Osborne Bender