Christopher Wool @The Guggenheim
The Guggenheim is one of the most amazing architectural structures built to show art. I would assume that curating an exhibit is hard work at any museum but having to incorporate the use of the Guggenheims space takes it to a whole other level.
There are so many shows that I want to see in NYC this fall from the Whitney to the Jewish Museum to the Brooklyn Museum and more. I got up to Guggenheim to see the Christopher Wool exhibit with Jessica last week. So glad I went.
Wool began to make an impact with his work in the 1980's. He used words with certain vowels taken out that is similar to how we text today. He continued to play with words and sayings as the years progressed.
Later in his career he has taken old photos or images that he once created and then uses them again layering them with smeared paints incorporating the old with the new. Rethinking old ideas.
His earlier work of enameled flowers were some of my favorites. Some of the pieces at the exhibit were only made four years ago. It is worth seeing. I would gather that Wool was involved in the curation of the exhibit so it is interesting to see what he chose to show from the body of work he has made throughout his career.