This past weekend I made a short trip to New York City for my cousin’s wedding out in Long Island. I was able to squeeze in a little art, cocktails, nails and shopping along the way. 3 days in New York is really just barely enough time to wet your whistle, but it was definitely enough time for me to make it to the new Whitney museum in the Meatpacking district. I love this neighborhood so much. My husband took a three month music production class around the corner at Dubspot a few years back, and we were able to live in New York during that time. I spent alot of time in this area. My biggest obsession, Spice Market, is just two blocks from the new Whitney museum. So, after an extensive vibe session with all of my favorite paintings, I found myself at Spice Market sipping their signature ginger margaritas alongside gluten free tempura friend onion rings. (Yes, they do exist, and they exist here disguised as an avocado and radish salad.)
The Whitney has an exhibit entitled America is Hard to See. It expands many floors, time periods and styles from Abstract Expressionism to Pop to current works. Below is a up close view of my favorite abstract paintings from the exhibit, focusing on up close details of texture, line and color that are so juicy you can get lost in them. I hope they inspire and delight your senses as they have done mine.