Blues for Smoke opens at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA October 21-January 7, 2013. The exhibit will also travel to NYC, opening at the Whitney in February 2013. Some of my favorite artists are in this exhibit. See list and read more here.
Blues for Smoke is a major interdisciplinary exhibition exploring a wide range of contemporary art, music, literature, and film through the lens of the blues and “blues aesthetics.” Turning to the blues not simply as a musical category, but as a web of artistic sensibilities and cultural idioms, the exhibition features works by more than 50 artists from the 1950s to the present. (Image Credit, Kerry James Marshall, Blue Water Silver Moon (Mermaid) 1991, Acrylic and collage on linen, 63 x 55 inches from the collection of JoAnn Busuttil, Los Angeles).