Felix Gonzalez-Torres "Early Imprressions" El Museo del Barrio
Went this weekend with Dr. Quiz and JG to see the Felix Gonzales-Torres retrospective "Early Impressions" at El Museo del Barrio. Lucky for JG.. Dr. Quiz was very tired from his week long trip to the wrong coast for Beeker School.... so JG got a pass on the typical Dr. Quiz Inquisition.
But I digress.. Felix Gonzalez-Torres, I love the artist, and love his work.. But, I think we all felt this show didn't have enough (only 12) art works on display, in 2 small rooms. The show also could have used some narrative details of the artists life to help put the few works they did have in perspective. Given the potential to display some truly amazing work by this artist such as Perfect Lovers (A MAO favorite), etc ......which almost none were included, I was a bit disappointed.
Anyway, these were my favorites that did make it to the show..The first one : "Untitled"1991. Offset print on paper, endless copies. 7 inches high x 45.5 x 38.5 inches.
and this second one
(please click on it to read the text)
"Untitled", 1988 Wooden pedestal and photocopies on paper, endless copies, 6" at ideal height x 8.5 x 11 inches each sheet,
pedestal 30 x 9.5 x 12.5 inches.
The show is on view till May 21, 2006.