Recently my abstract art class went to view abstracts in the Roundhouse. I've previously posted about some of the art collection there, but focused more on the things I liked, like the buffalo head made entirely out of found/trash materials. During this last visit, I noticed something I hadn't before, that the newspaper pieces in the sculpture are all from the Buffalo News, or are about Buffalo, NY:
Of course, I was supposed to be focusing on the abstract art in the collection (it took about 2 hours just to see the smattering of paintings our instructor wanted us to view. I imagine you could take all day viewing the entire portion of the collection that is currently on display!)
|(the photo of this doesn't do it justice. It looks like it's all beaded. Close up, you can see it's all tiny dots of paint.)|
|(one of our instructor's pieces)|
|(detail of one of the paintings)|
Photographing the art in the collection is difficult, because most of the art is protected by clear plastic shielding, because the buildings are open to the public, and people love to touch. The aforementioned buffalo sculpture is not in a case, and people tend to pull off bits and pieces as "souvenirs".
Regardless, I hope these photos can at least show the diversity of style in the abstracts on display.
I think I'd like to go back at some point, and take several photos, dividing them into posts for sculpture, landscape, surrealism, realism, photography, and weaving. I noticed that the collection was completely devoid of colcha, while other New Mexico arts are represented... hopefully that will be remedied.