“Ed Moses, Drawings from the 1960s and 70s”
at the LACMA, Los Angeles
BCAM, Level 2
May 10, 2015–August 2, 2015
This is a do not miss exhibition of one of the best visual artist of California. I hope that, one day, more people understand how Ed Moses crystallized the spirit of what it is to be an artist in California.
Like he says in the video below he ‘takes the chance’ he always has been like ‘a bee’ foraging from one experiment to another, pollinating, inspiring the other visual artists again and again.
To my opinion, he pays the price of that freedom of “experimenting things” too hard. His fame and reputation are not what it should be. If I could compare I would say, he took the same experimental path as French artist Matisse, did.
His fellow artist, Ed Ruscha, is more famous because he took the path of conceptual art, but once he discovered his own procedure he stayed stuck to it, when Moses used the same technique and tried hard other ways to “tell”.
If you are in LA this summer, run to the exhibition, hoping that an exhibition with Ed Moses paintings will be held anytime soon.