posted by August 7 at 12:51 PMon
I couldn’t help but notice that Dear Science this week takes on the topic of fluorescent lights and whether they “fucking suck.” (Postman would disapprove.)
In Los Angeles this weekend, I made it to see the Dan Flavin retrospective that’s been traveling around the country, and I was floored.
It’s one thing to see Flavins one by one (there’s a corner piece up at SAM now), and even the whole gallery of Flavins at Dia:Beacon didn’t tip me off to Flavin’s insane range as an artist using formal, architectural, sensual, psychological, and romantic-emotional means. Wow.
Here’s a piece that knocked me over.
monument 4 for those who have been killed in ambush (to P.K. who reminded me about death), 1966