In Wonderland Opens at LACMA

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LACMA’s latest focuses on the vibrant world of female surrealist artists.

Do you want to see something that will take your breath away? Go check out In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists In Mexico And The United States over at LACMA’s Resnick Pavillion. Sure, that title is a mouthful, but it takes a big name to encompass this show, which highlights the work of nearly fifty women artists. Surrealism is most often associated with the fellas and their “female muses,” and it is really something to see this many women artists from the same period. It was a joy to check out the sparkling, textured canvases of Alice Rahon (she incorporated sand into her work), the animal-human hybrids that Leonora Carrington painted, and the many Frida Kahlos that are part of the dynamic exhibit. I had seen Kahlo’s paintings only in books or in movies and I’m embarrassed to say I got teary-eyed in front of Las dos Fridas (The Two Fridas, pictured). I wasn’t the only one. I spied Supervisor Gloria Molina checking out the show on opening night as well. Take a break from Facebook, emails, and texts and let your mind wander with these talented artists. The exhibit was put together (love the  winding presentation and the ropes) by LACMA curator Ilene Susan Fort and Tere Arcq of Mexico City’s Museum of Modern Art and runs until May 6th. Hurrah LACMA!

Photo courtesy of the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City