Tag Archives: Whitney Museum

| Hero | Yayoi Kusama’s Fireflies on the Water

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Yayoi Kusama’s depictions of seemingly endless space have been a central focus of her artistic career. Kusama’s Fireflies on the Water (2002)—with its carefully constructed environment of lights, mirrors, and water—is one of the outstanding examples of this kind of installation, which creates a space in which individual viewers are invited to transcend their sense of self.
Fireflies on the Water, a work in the Whitney’s collection, is being shown in conjunction withYayoi Kusama, which is on view on the fourth floor July 12 through September 30, 2012.

| Hero of the Week | Charles LeDray

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We had the pleasure of seeing Charles LeDray’s beautiful show workworkworkworkwork at the Whitney in preview last Wednesday. His miniatures are profoundly intricate and emotionally stirring. For us, an added layer was meeting the artist in person–his stature in direct contrast to his delicate work. The loveliness of that juxtaposition is why we’ve chosen him as our Hero of the Week.

from whitney.org:

Over the past twenty years, New York-based sculptor Charles LeDray (b. 1960, Seattle) has created a highly distinctive and powerful body of work using such materials as sewn cloth, carved human bone, and glazed ceramics. This major survey, which includes works from the 1980s to the present, celebrates both the artist