Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory

Over the weekend, I took a bus up to New York and was able to make it out to the Vija Celmins retrospective at The Met Breuer. I was previously only familiar with her works depicting ocean waves, I was pleasantly surprised to see some of her other works, which contained depictions of war planes, everyday objects, space landscapes and even sculpture replicas of items. These replicas were particularly interesting, as they require the viewer to reevaluate the way they look at the object and to really focus on what is in front of them. Some example were stones that were cast and then painted to exactly resemble another stone. These works were so meticulous, it was hard to even distinguish the two at times

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