The trip to MoMa Ps1 was astounding! I loved the endless variety display of paintings, and numerous sculptures. MoMa Ps1 projected a contrasting vibe as opposed to The Queens Museum (I got lost multiple of times!). The artwork displayed in this exhibition had a more modern essence, and presented a never-ending diversity of distinctive artworks of individual backgrounds. The main exhibition was entitled "Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles (1960-1980) display. The exotic arrangement emphasized the rich beauty of African American culture of many African American artist who contributed to the creative movement of Southern Los Angeles.
|Apparitional Visitation, Suzanne Jackson, 1973)|
The second piece seemed popular among the class. "Black Girl's Window" (1969) by Betye Saur is a 2D mixed medium piece. With an interesting nocturnal twilight theme, Black Girl's Window is a compilation of organic and geometric shapes. The windows show a variety of subjects that imply a singular emotion for each. There is a silhouette of a young girl, I speculate that the title of the piece is based on the young girls outlook on her window. There is a dominant use of cool and dark midnight colors. There is a subtle hint of repetition in the image of the moon and star, yet the piece has variety of distinctive images provided in the boxes. The young girl in the image may or may not be a representation of Betye, but it is clear that emotion is communicated through her eyes, which seems saddened. This tells me that the images is a symbolization of desires, fears and childhood as seen in the separate images. The topic of childhood is seen in the first box, fear is displayed in the skeleton and desire is represented in the final box, with the term "love" written across. Emotion is also conveyed in the hands, the hands show a sense of surrealism. It tells me that the girl is lacking these components in her life, making her feel incomplete. It may be an outlook on very vital stages on ones life that made it's mark on one's identity.