Rock, Port Lorne, Nova Scotia
© Paul Strand Archive/Aperture Foundation
Yesterday I went to see the member's preview of the Paul Strand exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is such a large display of his work that I could only get through part of it before I was saturated. I'll have to go back to see the rest.
Strand was one of a group of artists who have always been important to me, and a handful of their pieces - few John Marin watercolors and an very small, rich abstract assemblage portrait of Paul and Rebecca Strand - were included in the show. One of the things I like about that group was the degree to which they influenced one another yet remained completely distinct stylistically.
I hadn't known he made films, and watched one that he made with Charles Sheeler (another in that group of art friends.)
If you've seen the show I'd love to hear what you thought of it, or of particular pieces in it. This one was a favorite of mine.