Art for Easter

We spent part of Easter Sunday at MASS MoCA in North Adams.  My parents were visiting and after trying to drive to the top of Mt. Greylock (the road's closed until May) we landed at this incredible contemporary art museum and spent a couple hours wandering it's enormous galleries.  The piece I feature here is by artist, Alyson Shotz (born 1964, Glendale, Arizona, lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y.).

Out of everything I saw last Sunday, this by far took my breath away.  The light, shadows, material and use of a large space is very special and beautiful.  A lot of contemporary art can leave me feeling profoundly depressed but this mesmerized me and had me taking photos at all different angles.  I couldn't wait to post about it on my blog.  This piece is part of an upcoming show called Material World which opens on April 24th.

Here's a little info about MASS MoCA, taken from their website...a link is available at the end of this post.

Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world's premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art. The museum thrives on making and presenting work that is fresh, surprising, and challenging.

MASS MoCA seeks to catalyze and support the creation of new art, expose our visitors to bold visual and performing art in all stages of production, and re-invigorate the life of a region in socioeconomic need.