Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, Melanie, and Lanny
for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.
We arrived 30 minutes before our ticketed time. Imagine our surprise when the line extended for an entire city block! As we neared the end of that block, we realized that this line was for people hoping to get "day of" tickets to the exhibit. In fact, there was a much shorter line queuing up for the 10:15 admission. My husband knew this would be a popular exhibit, so he procured our tickets on the first day they became available to museum members. I'm glad that he was prompt to purchase them. There were six in our group + Jack, our almost six-month old grandson.
The exhibit, Infinity Mirrors, features the work of Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. Her work was featured in a solo exhibition in Seattle at the Zoe Dusanne gallery in 1957. The current exhibit is playful, colorful, and thought provoking. Future stops for the exhibit include in Los Angeles (October 2017–January 2018), the (March–May 2018), the (July–September 2018), and the High Museum of Art (November 2018-February 2019).
It was the perfect introduction for Jack to the world of art. I couldn't help but reflect on a memorable visit to an art exhibit in 1988 when Blake and Sara were not quite two and four. We drove from Houston to Dallas to see a centennial exhibition of Georgia O'Keefe's work at the Dallas Museum of Art. It's an almost five hour drive, and we went there and back on the same day. Watching the awestruck faces of our young children made the long car trip worthwhile and is a memory I still treasure.
So with no further ado, join us on a brief stroll through our pictures from the Infinity Mirrors exhibit.
Jack and his mom framed in the sun
Love the colors on this sculpture
Who can resist smiling with color like this?
A recreation of Kusama's original
1965 Infinity Mirror Room-Phalli's Field
My favorite Infinity Mirror -
Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity
features lights that dim and illuminate again.
Jack and Grandma hang out
in the Dots Obsession -
Love Transformed into Dots room.
Our friend Ryan peers into the
Infinity Mirrored Room - Love Forever
to snap a pic of Jack and his mom
at another window.
The Obliteration Room, originally
created in 2002, where participants
are given dots to transform a white room
and its furnishings. Jack and parents loved it.
These paintings and sculptures are
featured at the beginning of the exhibit
and they can be revisited as you finish the exhibit.
The 87-year old artist continues to work in her Tokyo
studio. This series, My Eternal Soul (2009-present),
is making its North American debut and is my
personal favorite from the exhibition.