4 months ago ☁️INTIMATE/INFINITE☁️
Highlights: “Intimate Infinite: Imagine A Journey”
Exhibited Fall 2018
“To paint involves a certain crisis, or at least a crucial moment of sensation or release.” —Cy Twombly
Throwback to one of my all-time favorite gallery shows, “Intimate Infinite” at Levy Gorvy. I saw this exhibition almost two years ago, around the same time that my budding interest in art started developing into a full fledged passion. The show had a major influence on my taste and helped to define my personal aesthetic. Even today, the work from Intimate Infinite is exactly what I dream of hanging on the walls of my dream home.
The first floor of the exhibition was filled with paintings by Robert Ryman and Cy Twombly, two artists who are rarely shown together but whose work is surprisingly similar. Ryman was a minimalist while Twombly was often associated with abstract expressionism; however, seeing their paintings in dialogue made me reconsider these connections. Ryman’s gestural brushwork and Twombly’s repetitive style suggest they could easily swap movements. Perhaps the point is that neither artist fits neatly into a specific movement.
The second floor was anchored by a trio of Jasper Johns paintings, including his 1958 masterpiece “White Target.” This section of the exhibition focused on repetition. This theme can be seen in the endless spiral of Eva Hesse’s coil, and in the violent rhythm of Gunther Uecker’s nail sculpture. One thing I loved about this part of the show was how they presented a group of underrated female artists like Eva Hesse, Hannah Wilke, and Lee Bontecou alongside their more established male contemporaries. Pretty much every museum and gallery tries to fill the inequitable gaps of art history, but I’ve seen few attempts as seamless as this one.
On the last floor, I was surprised to enter a dark space filled with surrealist art, including an array of objects that were totally unfamiliar to me. Encountering these new objects was a refreshing surprise that reminded me art isn’t limited to the traditional media of painting and sculpture — and, as the exhibition suggests, great art isn’t limited to a grand scale either
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