Monday, February 10, 2014

Claire Briggs at Rosslyn's Artisphere leads Washington's Hirshhorn

The Hirshhorn Gallery in Washington, DC, presents the best modern art of yesterday and today.  Rosslyn's Artisphere presents the best art of tomorrow.  To appreciate this fundamental difference, compare Barbara Kruger's BELIEF+DOUBT installation at the Hirschhorn to Claire Briggs's #Coping, now showing at Artisphere through March 5.  Kruger's installation boldly proclaims the insistent, old-media authority of simplified, capitalized ideas wrought in synthetic material.  Brigg's work presents humanely stitched, personal fabrics in the new-media world of networked twittering and hashtags.  Brigg's fabrics display the diverse colors glossed over in Kruger's white letters.  In contrast to Kruger's impersonal ideas, Briggs texts are grouped into emotional sections: denial, anger, depression, bargaining, acceptance.  Walking through Briggs's exhibition along the narrow path of Artisphere's Mezz Gallery takes you on an emotional course that many persons have traveled.  

Look forward to more than the best art of yesterday and today.  The best art of tomorrow is at Rosslyn's Artisphere.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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