Madame Curie

Jennifer Steinkamp, (2011); seven-channel, synchronized projection. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has truly expanded my appreciation for contemporary art. The downtown museum space is really small (about two large rooms) but they always seem to have some big art installation there. The Jennifer Steinkamp is the 3rd large, full room exhibit I’ve seen…

Rain Room

Random International. Water.  Rain Room installations are beautifully immersive contemporary art pieces. The rain room features an environment of continuously falling water that allows its viewer to walk through the rain without getting wet by pausing wherever a human body is detected. The space of ‘rain’ is illuminated by a light from a single corner allowing…

The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away

Yayoi Kusama. Wood, metal, glass mirrors, plastic, acrylic panel, rubber, LED lighting system, acrylic balls, and water. I was so afraid I’d never get to see this work because the wait line books up incredibly fast. I got lucky, plain and simple. People recommend that if you don’t have advance tickets to the Broad you should…

Surrounded Islands

Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida. Fabric. Completed on May 7, 1983, Surrounded Islands was on view to the public by land, air, and water for two weeks. The installation consisted of 6.5 million square feet of fabric surrounding 11 islands in Biscayne Bay. The work of art was intended to highlight the elements…

The Broad Contemporary Art Museum

The Broad | 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 For many interested in contemporary art and in the Los Angeles area, the ultra-hyped, hot new museum is the Broad. Having just opened to the public in September 2015, it has been a highly anticipated addition to the museum scene in LA, earning a place…

Ganzfelds / Breathing Light

On a trip to LA last month I visited one of James Turrell’s Ganzfelds on view at LACMA (ongoing). They’re usually pretty strict about enforcing no photos for this particular work but I managed to sneak this one..