MOCA, perhaps you forgot that he had one more show to go. Well, that show opens this weekend, and KCRW art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp says it’s a doozy. Well, that’s my word, not hers; to read her far more lucid and positive critique of the ironically titled Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949–1962, click here.
The subject is a meaty one, she writes, filled with the works of 26 international artists: “After the horrors of the Second World War, especially after the atomic bombs dropped on Japan, these artists sought a different relationship with painting. The destruction was not simply nihilistic, it was an attempt to create a void, to strip away any expected imagery, a rebirth of new potential.”
Opens this weekend, thru January 14 at MOCA on Grand Ave.