Last night I went to the Rosa & Carlos de la Cruz Collection in the Design District to hear artists Kelley Walker and Wade Guyton (known collaboratively as Guyton/Walker) discuss their new site-specific installation. Nine times out of ten in the art world, these kinds of events focus on men. By the end of the last night, however, it was the women who really resonated with me.
Let’s start with Rosa de la Cruz. Exuding passion for her art and the confidence of a major player, she spoke engagingly about each of the pieces in the front section of her permanent collection. One of my favorites was this mobile by contemporary Polish artist Paulina Olowska (think Alexander Calder meets Slawomir Elsner).