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Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors


Seattle Art Museum Downtown
Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 10 2017


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I am happy to report that the show is just as spectacular as everyone's Instagram makes it out to be. I'm also happy to report that it's infinitely more thoughtful, infinitely more nuanced, and infinitely more infinite than I thought possible. Mika Yoshitake fittingly arranges Kusama's works into a narrative and aesthetic loop. When you first walk into the gallery, you see a lot of Kusama's bright, new abstract paintings and sculpture. Then you walk into the room full of all the infinity mirror installations and the chairs covered in soft sculptures that look like yams. Then you walk into The Obliteration Room, where attendants hand you some polka dot stickers to stick all over a white room. You end where Kusuma began in the 1950s: with a bunch of eery, surreal polka dotty / stripy paintings. The effect of seeing all that bright artwork, of course, is that everyone turns into a giggling, bubbly, excitable child. But there's plenty of darkness in Kusama's work, too. RICH SMITH

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1300 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: Fri–Sun, 10 am–5 pm

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  • Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 10 2017