Kenneth Foster is the executive director of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He's speaking here about Joanne Leonard's Sad Dreams on Cold Mornings
(1971), and particularly about the visual ambiguities and competing impulses taking place in this picture.
Remember the end of Manhattan
, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living
? In January 2010, during SFMOMA's three-day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks — 7.5 minutes or less! — on a single collection work of their choosing. Someone called it "manic splendor" — and it was. You can view all of the talks on The Anniversary Show exhibition page
. Or look for them here, on Open Space