Padres Visit SF MOMA
- Ellsworth Kelly
It was a crisp day in the city on Friday, when Serra ceramics students enjoyed a trip to SF MOMA. From Sol LeWitt's "Loopy Doopy" to Andy Warhol's "Nine Marilyns," the boys had fun comparing the exceptional works of art to what they are currently studying in the Serra art rooms.
Highlights included Ellsworth Kelly's abstract, larger-than-life shapes inspired by nature. The artist mixed and layered colors to achieve rich hues.
"The solid colors make me happy," said senior Jeremy Villar. "They're plain but soothing; they stand out."
"Visiting SF MOMA is an excellent opportunity for our students to be inspired by the work of other artists while also being exposed to new artists," said Serra art teacher Clara Lonardo. "It's a nice sampling of modern art."
"What's not to like - it's magical!" added Serra art teacher Sarah Merola, who has an upcoming sculpture show of her own at Roscoe Gallery in Oakland from noon to 3 p.m. on February 2.
The Padres had mixed reactions to Louise Bourgeois' "Spiders" exhibit. Inspired by her mother, a seamstress, Bourgeois thought that spiders symbolized a nurturing spirit and love. Her large-scale bronze and steel sculptures are simultaneously captivating and interesting, yet a bit unnerving!