Friday, January 2, 2009

Martin Puryear at SF MOMA

We were lured by SF MOMA's banners around the City featuring sculptor Martin Puryear's work, and were absolutely delighted. Below is an excerpt taken from the website of San Francisco MOMA on Puryear's work:

"Made from a variety of natural materials — including wood, tar, rawhide, and stone — Martin Puryear's distinctive sculptures combine modernist geometry with international craft traditions. Influenced by woodworking, basketry, and construction techniques, the pieces at times resemble familiar objects. By blending cultural references, however, Puryear avoids fixed associations of time and place. This major retrospective charts the artist's career from his first solo show in 1977 to the present. SFMOMA's presentation includes a special installation in the Haas Atrium including Ladder for Booker T Washington (1996), made from a 36-foot-long split sapling, and Ad Astra (2007), a 63-foot-tall work that rises to the museum's fifth-floor bridge."

This exhibit ends on January 25, 2009.

Photo credits from top to bottom:
Douglas Parker
Richard P. Goodbody
David Wharton
Richard Barnes

1 comment:

The Flirty Girl said...

Ooh I love that ladder!