November 28, 2007

an excuse to get to new york

Martin Puryear
Originally uploaded by Anile P

As if I needed another excuse for a trip to New York, there’s the Puryear exhibition at MoMA.  Tyler Green’s been doing a series of posts at Modern Art Notes putting Puryear in perspective; today’s post is about the  connection between Puryear’s sculpture and minimalist painting. I’m an unabashed fan of minimalism (surprise!) and loved this sentence in Green’s post:  “Of course to this day Puryear’s sculptures are reductive, almost tidy in their banishment of anything even potentially, remotely extraneous.”