Last night was the first show of the season at Whitespace. One more reason I love living here is that art is often in places you wouldn't expect, down side roads and in warehouses and converted buildings. Elayne and Dr. Marvin Mordes live with their collection in a transformed dental laboratory, but share much of it with us, rearranging the pieces once a year. A section of the space, Whitebox, is devoted to exhibits, this month to Claudia Alvarez and Marty Kelly.
Work from their permanent collection:
|Richard Long (floor), and Doug Aitken (wall)|
|Erwin Wurm's The Artist Who Swallowed the World|
Here's more about the Mordeses and their art, how they live with the work they collect, and eerily, one of the last photographs taken of my Dad, a year and a half ago, (the picture of the backs of people looking into Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung's newspaper video theater-my Dad is second from the left, my Mom is wearing the white jacket, and there's a little piece of my face between them). The art world is not a small world at all, but sometimes, it is.