I went to the Brooklyn Museum of Art today and fell in love with the work of Hernan Bas. (I was mildly appalled to Google him and find out that he is a year younger than me. I have been feeling a bit of an "age-to-output ratio" depression lately, but I won't blather on about it, because it's obvious and boring) I will, however, blather on and on about Hernan Bas...
The drawings and paintings are alive and vibrant (and do not look nearly as captivating online- so get your pretty self to Brooklyn with a quickness). The video & installation pieces are smart and lyric and gorgeous and did not bore, confuse, or annoy me like most video art.
I appreciated the variety of content in the show and in my bit of internet research it seems as though this show barely scratched the surface of themes and styles in which Bas has worked.
I had no expectations going into the museum, to be honest I was killing time and avoiding the rain, and found myself completely engaged with this work emotionally, aesthetically and intellectually. Yay for happy accidents!