The Artist Life – Passion


Last summer I was looking at Art News and found an ad for a Joan Mitchell exhibit. I found this artist’ images in another publication. I decided I loved her art work. This was my new favorite artist. It’s hard to explain why since I do fiber art and she does painting. I think I fell for her markmaking, colors and energy. A couple of months later I found out that the Manny Silverman Gallery in Los Angeles was having a solo show simply called, “joan mitchell.” I had to go since the distance was driveable. On the date I selected the weather was cloudy and rainy. I went anyway. Passion is like that. I’m so glad I did.


Trying to avoid puddles with umbrella in hand I arrive at the Manny Silverman Gallery. Only the gallery staff was there so I had the exhibit to myself. The rain started coming down harder and harder. At first this frustrated me, then I decided to let the rain be a part of my viewing experience. There is a skylight in the gallery so I could really hear the rain. I sat on a bench in the center of the gallery, listened to the rain and noticed the drips of paint on Joan’s paintings. I decided to deepen my experience by writing a poem on the spot. I wrote the poem on the show invitation. Before I left, I spoke with the gallery attendant and read her the poem! Rain, art, performance in LA.


for joan mitchell
rain
drips of paint
dance and swirl
activate
kenetic freedom
connecting the dots
one stone solid
floating, eroding
exploring depths
memory
rain

by Cindy Rinne

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~ by fiberverse on October 18, 2010.

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