I consider my work non-objective. Abstract is an abstraction of something, like a landscape. Abstraction means something is abstracted. It relates to something. Non-objective relates to nothing. It has no object…
The spiritual in my art is giving up control. My paintings are based on what I can do, and what I can do is not controlled. So I give up control, and that’s the spiritual aspect of the work—taking what comes and relinquishing control. Although they look very controlled, they’re really not, because it’s all poured paint. — Pat Steir
PAT STEIR—COLOR WHEEL—an immersive installation of thirty new large-scale paintings—is now on view at the Hirshhorn.
BRAND NEW – ART AND COMMODITY IN THE 1980s brings together rarely seen works by Jessica Diamond, Peter Halley, Barbara Kruger, Joel Otterson, Erika Rothenberg, Sarah Charlesworth, Haim Steinbach, Meyer Vaisman, and Julia Wachtel, as well as artist collectives and projects such asACT UP Gran Fury,The Offices, General Idea, Guerilla Girls, andFashion Moda.
BRAND NEW – ART AND COMMODITY IN THE 1980s, through May 13.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM, Independence Avenue and 7th Street, Washington, D.C.