Wangechi Mutu: I am Speaking, Are You Listening?

I visited Legion of Honor last Saturday for the first time. This fine arts museum is located near the Presidio in San Francisco, walking distance from the small Holocaust Memorial.

There was an exhibition film showing at the museum that day called, “I am speaking, Are you Listening?” by Wangechi Mutu. That statement alone speaks volumes. The film was poetic, mythological, and hypnotizing.

Best known for her collages, Wangechi Mutu gathered imagery from sources from such magazines as Vogue and National Geographic. She developed hybrid figures and exaggerated their facial features, replaced limbs with wheels, gears, and animal parts which you can also find in the film. I highly recommend this exhibition if you’re visiting the museum.

How my life looks at this moment. Lol

Another exhibition that I got to see was the Color Into Line: Pastels from the Renaissance to the Presence. Color Into Line displays masterpiece drawings using pastels from the Renaissance to the Present. There is something about the Renaissance period that captivates me. Some of the greatest thinkers, scientists, authors, and artists thrived in this era, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo.

This artwork was my favorite: Dancers

Here are some more of my favorite pieces of artwork from the Color Into Line exhibit.

Union Square San Francisco ca. 1930,
William Larkins
High and Mighty, Ian Ingram

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