Post #463 • January 27, 2005, 6:44 AM • 6 Comments
Although MAM sent images - thank you, Andrea - I'm just not in a Photoshop mood at the moment. Beyond Geometry presented an enjoyable collection of geometric and minimalist art from a wide range of nations through four decades. The show came out of the LA County Museum of Art but Peter Boswell oversaw the Miami installation, and the version at MAM has "major" written all over it. Dependably, this happens with anything that has Boswell's name on it.
I don't have much to say about it except that it's worth a visit even though little of it is truly memorable. A grid of blue squares by Ad Reinhardt made the biggest impression on me, follwed by some handsome Josef Albers. I chuckled at the diminuitive 3 1/8-inch cube of wood by Cildo Mireles, in a good way.
But I can't outdo the seven-word review that Momoko gave of while looking at a piece by Jesus Rafael Soto: "This looks like low blood sugar feeling." Momoko's Seven-Word Reviews™ may become a regular feature of this site if I can get more of them. That sums it up - enjoyable gee-whiz op art punctuated with moments of truer aesthetic pleasure amidst tracts that you can breeze by at a clip.