Good news: Kelly extended



(above, Boats in Sanary Harbor, 1952, collage on paper, private collection; from PMA website: http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/special/110.html)


Good news: the gorgeous little exhibit of early Ellsworth Kelly work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ellsworth Kelly: Paris/New York, 1949-1959, has been extended until the 24th of September.

I got to see this show back in March, when it had first opened, and it gives a genuine glance at the formation of Kelly's aesthetics, which are still influencing him to this day. It also made me fall more in love with his sensibilities; the realization that an embrace of abstraction is not, as is often assumed, an implicit turning away from the natural and seen, but may rather be a deep, heartfelt and thoroughly human response to, and beautiful interpretation of, the natural world. His drawings inspired by the light reflecting off of the Siene are particularly bewitching.

I met Ellsworth Kelly in 2000, when I was working with Atelier Arts Services at a collector's home. He was there to witness the installation of one of his steel arc wall pieces. He was very sweet; walking around to each of the art handlers that were there, asking us if, we too, were painters.

Jason A. Miller  – (Thursday, 31 August, 2006)  

Wow! You met Ellsworth Kelly.

Well, Heather Temple, Miss Teen Rodeo Kansas, is one of Mel's students.

We must move in different circles. :)

the fourth samba  – (Thursday, 31 August, 2006)  

That is nice! I'd love to see these as well as you. How's the house? How old is he now?

GIERSCHICK  – (Thursday, 31 August, 2006)  

Jason...nice to hear from you; hope you're well. Nah, the circles aren't that different; just what prestige is ascribed to them. Experience is experience is experience, to hack up Gertrude Stein...

Rubens; Kelly was born in 1923, making him...ummm...83 this year.
House is great; stuff inside, still a mess. But we're working on it.

Rob Matthews  – (Friday, 01 September, 2006)  

You know, I met Burt Convy on the set of Win Lose or Draw at Epcot Center, but I don't go around braggin' about it.

GIERSCHICK  – (Friday, 01 September, 2006)  

...Convy? Win, Lose or Draw? I know not of what you speak, O pop-meister.

Vicki –   – (Friday, 01 September, 2006)  

Oh my gosh!!! You don't know Win Lose or Draw?! You deprived child! And you call yourself an artist... Give me back that beret!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win,_Lose_or_Draw

the fourth samba  – (Tuesday, 05 September, 2006)  

C'mon Rob, you and tracy have met a lot more people than that!!! Remember you guys are papparazzied by celebrities themselves.

Good to see you tonight Tim, it's been a long time.

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