A few days after our show in New York we took a 1 1/2 hour train ride along the Hudson River to the Dia:Beacon art museum. The train ride was a nice, quiet moment away from the constant movement of New York during Men’s Fashion week. We had been wanting to make our way to the Dia:Beacon for some time now, as it’s home to world-class artwork from some of our favorite minimalist artists.
When we first entered the Dia museum, we filtered into a large, rectangular space that contained work by Walter De Maria. De Maria’s Equal Area Series, had a slight distinction in size between the shapes spread across the floor that seemed to test the discipline of one’s eyes to recognize the subtle changes in dimension. The precision of his work was very inspirational regardless of the medium in art one practices.
Additional works on view included Robert Smithson, who is a huge inspiration for Chapter’s S/S 2016 collection. It was amazing to see some of his work in person as well as witness his infatuation and execution of mirroring and refraction.
It was also interesting to view the scale of Michael Heizer’s work. His use of negative space, which created an environment of orderly emptiness, left one walking away with an eerie, off-world feeling.
Lastly we stopped by to appreciate the incredible, magnitude of the work that was on display by Richard Serra. The scale, harsh lines and oxidation created an imposing feeling that was impossible to ignore.
Some other of our other favorites included: Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt and Dan Flavin.
Artists works as shown below:
Walter De Maria