Wednesday, October 3, 2012

El Anatsui in Akron -- 2

When you see work by El Anatsui you hardly know which to look at first -- the long view, vast expanses of his metal "draperies" that cover entire walls (or sometimes entire buildings), or the close-up view of the small bits.  As I looked at his great show at the Akron Art Museum, I noticed how many different shapes he made from basically the same raw material.  And I liked to find the junctures where one shape/size/texture gave way to another.

I'll show you more tomorrow.