June 24, 2005

Robert Smithson -Whitney Museum


Robert Smithson at the Whitney is a great exhibition. The scope of the work is thrilling. You can see him take a variety of late sixties styles and synthesize them while forming his own unique vision. His site/non-site sculpture and photos are as fresh now as when they were first done. Even when working on a grand scale, Smithson seems to create a personal intimacy. You're not overwhelmed by the work but rather feel invited in. there's a level of zanyness in some of his works that tends to belie any pompous posturing. It's what is best about Americans. We can be disarmingly playful.

Posted by gh at June 24, 2005 09:11 PM