Saturday Art Tour (2015)

February 13, 2016:  I hopped on my bike in Santa Fe and rode to the Lannan Foundation where there was an exquisite small show of contemporary paintings by Anselm Keifer, Morris Louis and others as well as two drawings by Sol Lewitt. As I was leaving, I photographed a lone orchid in the sunlight. Next I went to the O’Keeffe Museum, where there was a quirky and delightful show of Susan York’s carbon pieces interspersed with O’Keeffe paintings to which they related; while there I photographed the shadow of a tree on a large window shade. And, finally, I arrived at the New Mexico Museum of Art, where Shakespeare’s First Folio was on view as well as a stunning show of guitars from hundreds of years ago to the present time. Sitting in the gorgeous museum courtyard afterwards, I photographed a chile ristra hanging above some native grasses. The triptych below is my offering from that day. All photos conveniently taken with my iPhone.



James Turrell in Houston (2016)

I was in Houston in January to see the Mark Rothko show at the Museum of Fine Arts. One way to get from one of the MFA’s buildings to the other is through a tunnel/hallway in which there is an extraordinary Turrell installation.


After spending a good bit of the day at the MFA, we walked over to the Rice University campus and visited Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace in which the center of the two-story structure in open to the darkening sky. Light is projected onto the interior walls and ceiling in a changing array of rainbow colors. The effect is quite magical. The montage below was shot with my iPhone from where I was seated.