We visited the Whitney Museum yesterday to see the Edward Hopper exhibit. Needless to say, it was extraordinary. I enjoyed observing the paintings by other artists that he influenced. Hopper used detail where he felt necessary- and minimized areas of the paintings that he felt were not necessary for the subject. His lighting is surreal and captivating. What a wonderful source for any Artist to see, especially if the Artist is interested in landscape and the portrayal of the "ordinary" day in a life.
Much to our surprise, we had a most enjoyable time viewing and laughing at the work of Charles LeDray on the next floor. The exhibit is called "Workworkworkworkwork". It is also creepy and certainly comical. We laughed our way through the exhibit. It is the showing of minuscule porcelain pieces, and tiny, less than infant size clothes (suits , shirts, ties that would fit a new born--maybe). When you walk in a you see an array of tiny hats that could perhaps fit a doll a little bigger than a Barbie. There were little carvings made of human bone-this I did not like-gave me too much of an uneasy feeling.
I recommend going up to the Whitney for these wonderful shows!