Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Aerial Sculptor

Superb retrospective of artist Ruth Asawa at the Japanese American National Museum. "Born on a truck farm in Southern California, Asawa was incarcerated at Rohwer concentration camp in Arkansas during World War II. In the 1940s, she attended Black Mountain College, the famous experimental art school in North Carolina. The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa begins with her earliest sculptures, drawings, and paintings, and highlights the signature wire sculptures that formed her visual vocabulary of looped and tied open forms, which she experimented with throughout her career." Review in art ltd.
modified illustration Japanese American National Museum