Today I went out to view some art. First stop was Winston Wachter Gallery in Seattle, to view Zaria Forman's latest show. From fun titles like 'Ice Crispies', to the decadent art, this show was absolutely gorgeous. What I appreciated most about her work, was how photorealistic her pieces were from afar, but how easy it was to desconstruct, the closer you were to the painting.
After spending 45 minutes or so at Winston Wachter, my wife and I went down to SAM (Seattle Art Museum). I always enjoy spending time in the modern contemporary sections, of the museum. There is a certain serenity in being able to independently stand in front of a Rothko, Pollock, Warhol, Rauchenberg, or Johns. The world stops. You feel connected to the work and to the artist. The Pollock that I viewed, appeared to have an abstract painting behind the more recent splatter marks. Maybe I'm wrong, but I see it. I was able to see the figure of a man, in the Rothko on display, even though the placard clearly stated that Rothko wasn't interested in the human figure, but rather, his interest was in human emotions.
It was nice to get away from the world, if only for an hour.
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