|Corita Kent, E eye love, 1968|
We recently saw a great exhibition at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College curated by Michael Duncan and our friend, the museum’s director, Ian Berry — Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent. A prolific graphic artist and print maker, Kent created murals, posters and serigraphs with themes of spirituality and politics at the forefront. Her work, the bulk of which was made in the 1960s and 70s, very much speaks to those tumultuous years, and Kent’s overwhelming hope for peace and love. She was an art educator and nun in Los Angeles where she counted among her friends design luminaries Buckminster Fuller and Charles and Ray Eames. She left the order and L.A. in 1968 and moved to Boston to focus full-time on her art. This is the first major retrospective of Kent — clearly one of the most important and influential pop artists and women of her generation.
Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent is at the Tang Museum through July, and will be at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland in 2014 and the Andy Warhol Museum in 2015.