Prof. Gloria Sutton on an under-appreciated artist’s new exhibit

A Washington Post article covering a trendy new art exhibit quotes extensively from WGSS Executive Committee Member Gloria Sutton, professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media in the College of Arts, Media, and Design. The Japanese-American artist Yayoi Kusama is calling her exhibit, “Infinity Mirrors,” and the eccentrically-designed rooms it features are expected to garner a great deal of attention. Sutton contextualizes the exhibit with details about Kusama, whose work she says was under-appreciated until recently.

“I think there is just a blind spot when it comes to female artists and Asian artists in the art history narrative,” Sutton told the Post. “That’s especially true for artists like Kusama, who worked in so many different mediums.”

Kusama’s exhibit opened February 23 at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., and will travel to other museums in the U.S. and Canada over the next two years.

Photo by Tomoaki Makino, Washington Post.

Published On: February 23, 2017 |
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