During a recent trip to Los Angeles, we had the chance to check out “Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974″. A historical survey of environmental art, the giant Geffen Contemporary space houses something like 250 works in the exhibition, including the more expected, but nonetheless exciting, big hitters like Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty”.
The show achieves wonderful balance by representing both rural (the open west, etc., which is what I imagined would be it’s sole focus) and urban work.
Go see it before September 3rd.
Lots of MOCA controversy on the blogs these days.
Read more about it here
Image via MOCA.org
Untitled, 2012 oil on panel 60 x 84 inches
Hands down one of my favorite shows of the year –
Its amazing to see Chuck Webster’s work at such scale.
Paintings is now extended through Saturday — go and see it!
Also, this little gem from Chuck and Eddie Martinez released ZieherSmith and Picturebox back in 2008 is available at the gallery for $20. Pick yourself up a copy if you don’t already have one.
Read Roberta Smith’s NYT review of Webster’s show here.
(image via ZieherSmith)