Images of Kusama'a 'Fireflies on water' have been crowding instagram for the last month, slightly lessening any desire to go and witness in person. However, having finally found the time to check it out this retrospective, it can safely be said the pictures do this installation no justice. It's upon entering the main lobby one finds the fireflies, a world of endless, spacious darkness and dazzling play of light, mirror and water.
This retrospective exhibition of the legendary renowed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is currently on display at the Whitney Museum. Most popularly known for her signature use of creating beautifully dense polka dot patterns as well large-scale enviornments, Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture and film to name just a few. Born in Japan in 1929, Kusama came to the States in the late 50ís and quickly immersed herself into the avant-garde scene of NYC and left quite an impression, as she is now viewed as one of Japanís most prominent contemporary artists. This collection features an overview of Kusamaís pieces spanning 60 years of work- showcasing over 300 pieces of her beautiful, unique creations.
The exhibition, which opened July 12th, will be open through September 30th at The Whitney- located at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th street in New York City.