Recently I visited Fort Worth to experience the retrospective of Richard Diebenkorn‘s Ocean Park paintings. I have spent the last two weeks trying to process what I saw and what I think about what I saw. I’ve loved Diebenkorn’s work since my first encounter with it. I had to wait nearly 15 years to get the chance to really see the work in context. I’m in the midst of writing my reflections; they’ll appear over at Neoteric Art sometime in the next month or so. For now, check out some pictures of me and Marcus taking in the majesty of Ocean Park.
Marcus sketching from Ocean Park #30.
Marcus scrutinzing Ocean Park #135 – that’s the corner of Ocean Park #93 above his pencil.
Me taking in the glory of Ocean Park #40 from across the gallery.
Here I am considering Ocean Park #79.
And jump here and here to see some pages from my notebook written/scribbled during my time in the exhibition.
If you can’t make it to the venues the show will travel to over the next year, be sure to see this nice photo essay from the current iteration of the show.
glad you had a good time, matt!! the paintings are wonderful. i really liked the photo essay.
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Are you the guy who mentioned Diebenkorn’s “Coffee” in the BMA’s exhibition shop Saturday night? If so, I hope you were able to hear John Elderfield’s lecture Sunday. My wife and I came up from Charlottesville to catch the show and the lecture. In any case, I’m glad I ran across your blog.
Ken, it wasn’t me – unfortunately I am unable to see that exhibition. Bummed about it. Thanks for stopping by my blog!