On view: Louise Bourgeois at the MoMA

On view: Louise Bourgeois at the MoMA

This weekend Kay and I visited the MoMA and were stunned by the new exhibition of Louise Bourgeois’ work.

A master of multiple mediums, the show consists of over 300 works of prints, textiles, sculptures and drawings. Although her techniques and styles vary greatly, there is a striking cohesion and voice that runs through her work over the decades. Somehow both elegantly simple and immersive and complex.

The exhibit includes a great number of her textile works, both bound in book form and individual "sheets."

The exhibit includes a great number of her textile works, both bound in book form and individual "sheets."

Her’s was a name I knew from art school and my time as a printmaker - but this was a delightful reminder of her breadth and prowess as a creative.

I’ve included a few installation shots here, but it does not begin to do the artist and the exhibition justice. It is worth not only a visit, but multiple viewings.

An Unfolding Portrait is on display until January 28 2018

Her Cell structures (Cell VI featured here) are captivating room-like constructions that appear both as serene safe spaces and eerie domains.

Her Cell structures (Cell VI featured here) are captivating room-like constructions that appear both as serene safe spaces and eerie domains.

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Here organic forms grace pages of sheet music in her Lullaby suite.

Here organic forms grace pages of sheet music in her Lullaby suite.

I found this quote to be a particularly poignant selection by the MoMA - connecting Bourgeois' work to the Items: Is Fashion Modern Art exhibition running simultaneously on the floor above.

I found this quote to be a particularly poignant selection by the MoMA - connecting Bourgeois' work to the Items: Is Fashion Modern Art exhibition running simultaneously on the floor above.

On view: Items - Is Fashion Modern?

On view: Items - Is Fashion Modern?

American Made: Wilson and Willys

American Made: Wilson and Willys