Seeds, Steeds and Beautiful Weeds: In the Wildflower Meadow

Ladew Topiary Gardens are stunning and present the work of artist-in-residence Matthew Harris. His works of forged and cast metal are great nature-themed works in the garden. 

 

 

Ellipsis: Pulitzer Arts Foundation

During my visit to St. Louis I had to visit the Pulitzer Arts Foundation!

Ellipsis (April 15 – July 2, 2016) was currently on view, and it was such an immersive experience! All of my senses were stimulated through taste, touch, look and listen. On view was one of my favorite artists of all time: Felix Gonzalez-Torres. His work stimulated my senses as the roomed glowed gold, and it is a special treat to be able to take a piece of candy to eat, which also keeps the work alive.

Greenville County Museum of Art

In Greenville, SC there is a hidden gem of a museum with great exhibitions and a stunning permanent collection. My visit was full of excitement as I saw some of my favorite artists on view: John Ahearn, Sam Gilliam, Beauford Delaney, Jacob Lawrence and William H, Johnson. Must-visit place! Greenville County Museum of Art

Martin Puryear: The Art Institute of Chicago

One of my sculpture idols is Martin Puryear. It was with joy and excitement I viewed his exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago. Entitled Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensionsthe exhibition shows over 100 drawings and 12 sculptures, many of which has never been seen before. His transformative works show mastery of craft and creative exploration across many ideas. Through May 1, 2016 it is a must-see before it closes!

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

In the Fall of 2015 I had the pleasure of visiting Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Highlights from my time in the Museum can be seen below:

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Louise Bourgeois “Quarantania” 1947-1953, cast 1990 From an edition of 6 Painted bronze and stainless steel “I had children around my waist. This is the origin of Quarantania. I was carrying my packages.” (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Jeffrey Gibson “What We Want, What We Need” 2014 (Found punching bag, glass beads, artificial sinew, copper jingles, nylon fringe, and steel chain) (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Adolph Gottlieb “Trinity” 1962 Oil on canvas (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Emma Marie Cadwalader-Guild “Free” 1876 Basswood (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Jeff Koons Hanging Heart (Gold/Magenta), 1994-2006. High-chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating and yellow brass. (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Alma Thomas “Lunar Rendezvous-Circle of Flowers” 1969 Oil on canvas (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Alfredo Ramos Martin “Florida Mexicana” 1936 Oil on canvas (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Louise Bourgeois “Maman” 1999 Bronze, stainless steel, and marble (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Roxy Paine “Yield” 2011 Stainless steel (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Kerry James Marshall “Our Town” 1995 Acrylic and collage on canvas (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)