September 21, 2009

Maya Lin in Chelsea

I went to a few art galleries in Chelsea in the late afternoon on Saturday and I liked the Maya Lin exhibition at PaceWildenstein. Her work has always been good and I especially enjoy her environmental work, but these were really excellent. This piece pictured above is called "2 x 4 Landscape" and brings the artist's vision to life through an architectural rendering of nature. It's made out of over 50,000 vertical two-by-four pieces of wood and resembles a wave or small hill. It rises like a wave to nearly 10 feet high at its peak and occupies a total of 1,900 square feet. Too bad it doesn't fit into my apartment. It would look really good. Some smart museum or collector with a huge exhibition space will definitely buy this piece.

This is definitely a work of art you have to see in person to fully appreciate the majesty of it. That's the thing about art, it's not always possible to experience it virtually. Like many things, there are some things in life that are meant to be seen in person or face to face. You just can't enjoy them any other way.


Anonymous said...

Very interesting. You make me want to go and check it out.

Theresa said...

That's awesome. I think Tony Hawk is trying to acquire it for his backyard.