December Special at The Corita Art Center
November has come and gone and updates were forgotten.
With December rolling in, I can only marvel at the year gone by – beginning and ending with Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, first the exhibition, then the book. This year saw exhibitions of Corita’s work in Saratoga Springs, NY; Los Angeles and Santa Monica, CA; Assonet, MA; Basel, Switzerland; Dundee, Scotland; Stockholm, Sweden; Oslo, Norway; Paris, France; Lisbon, Portugal; Boston, MA and New York, NY.
Looking to the year ahead with exhibitions slated for Berlin and Paris, plus the continued tour of Someday is Now at the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, I’m struck again by the truth of Corita’s words “the groundwork doesn’t show till one day.” Last year’s airy ideas have become the solid foundation for next year’s airy ideas and so the scaffold grows.
The same can probably be said of most lives and endeavors. And so in this yearly pause, as reflection gives way to anticipation, we offer the 1971 serigraph in awe, in recognition of the year gone by and celebration of the year to come.
Corita’s familiar blue brush stroke hovers above copper tinged text, evoking the “richness hiding beyond space” that Jung describes. Beneath, a bright green incline, tempered by brown bands, rests atop a supple swath of deep, royal blue, filling the bottom portion of the print. The familiar colors we attribute to the world around us have been pulled apart, to make space for dreaming a world yet to materialize.I can only stand in awe and admiration before the depths and heights of the soul whose world beyond space hides an immeasurable richness of images which millions of years of living have stored up and condensed into organic material.
For the month of December, as we take stock of what is, and imagine what will be, we offer you this print for $375 (regularly $500).
To order this, or your copy of Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, call 323-466-2157 ext 1021 or visit our website www.corita.org
Events and Exhibitions:
Corita Boutique and Book Launch: Someday is Now
fINdings Art Center, San Pedro
Dec. 7, 1-5pm
Elements, Rudiments and Principles
Boston University Art Gallery
Through Dec. 20, 2013
Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault
Artists Space, New York
Through Feb. 13, 2013