Agnes Martin in Los Angeles
Taos icon has retrospective exhibition at LACMA
By Janet Webb – July 18, 2016
This is an iPhone photo post. Although I am very familiar with Agnes Martin’s grid paintings in the Agnes Martin Gallery of the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, I had no idea how massive her body of work was by the end of her lifetime (1912-2004). This exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents well over a hundred paintings and drawings, and a few sculptures, (but only one photo of Agnes, an odd decision in my opinion) by the artist who spent many years in Taos.
The exhibition is up through September 11, 2016. If you can, get there.
In Taos, don’t miss two important presentations about Agnes Martin, the human being:
Wednesday, July 20, 7:00pm
SOMOS Writers Series: Donald Woodman, author of Agnes Martin and Me discusses his seven roller coaster years with the artist.
Harwood Museum of Art Arthur Bell Auditorium
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7:00pm
Agnes Martin Before the Grid: screening of the documentary film by Kathleen Brennan and Jina Brenneman.
Taos Community Auditorium
Here is a taste of the LACMA exhibition.
At right, my favorite drawing, a surprising little line drawing, about 4 x 5 inches. And, below, my favorite people-watching moment, a little out-of-focus.