by Alexandra Appino-Tabone
The Guggenheim is currently exhibiting the work of abstract expressionist painter Agnes Martin, in the first comprehensive viewing of her life’s work since her death in 2004. Agnes Martin was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, and later moved to the United States. She lived most of her adult life in New Mexico and died at the age of 92. Her grid-patterned paintings are subtle, often with just the lightest touch of pastel stripes, evoking a softly lit sunrise. Her quiet yet powerful minimalism was influenced by Taoist and Zen Buddhist thought, emphasizing how the work makes the viewer feel, similar to the sublime influence of nature. The exhibition is running now through January 11, 2017.
Where: 1071 Fifth Ave New York, NY 10128
Cross street: 89th st
When: Sun-Wed, Fri 10 am-5:45 pm; Sat 10 am-7:45 pm
Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th st