Saw one of the best exhibitions in awhile when I was at the ICA in LA and wanted to share with you, as I know you would appreciate it too: “B. Wurtz: This Has No Name.”
This Has No Name is the first major US museum survey of this American artist. Now aged 70, it is only relatively recently that he has received praise as an un-recognized master.
Above are three of my favourite pieces from this exhibition. I love the way they make me interpret these otherwise bland and ordinary materials:
Top image: I couldn't look at this without trying to lock the lock in my head.
Middle image: I couldn't look at this without trying to see what piece belonged to what bag at the bottom.
Bottom image: I couldn't look at this without trying to see how the plastic bucket below was photographed to look like a some sort of building.
And I couldn't agree with B. Wurtz more:
"Human life—without humor or play or whimsy—would be intolerable.”
Suzan B Wurtz @ ICA LA