Monday, September 20, 2010

Arshile Gorky

The other week I took advantage of MOCA's free Thursday evenings. I love being able to walk a few blocks, feel the breeze, stare at the city lights, struggle with the hill and finally being able to reach the inwards of MOCA's pavilion. MOCA's downtown location is always a welcome visit and tonight was no exception. The current exhibit chronicling the work of a certain Mr. Arshile Gorky was on display.

Portrait of Master Bill

Gorky played a seminal role in the art movement of abstract expressionism. Inspired by Cezanne yet plighted with harsh memories of the Armenian Genocide, Gorky's art traversed sensitive subject topic with his newly found identity as Russo-Armenian American.

Gorky Composition

Gorky's Retrospective will be showing until the 20th of this month. The exhibit is definitely worth while to learn up on contemporary art history.

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