Saturday, June 3, 2017
When: through June 4, 2017
I left this visit very late in the show's run, so you need to go see this today or tomorrow.
Walter McConnell is the artist and he's created two big piles of porcelain. The one pictured here is the "White Stupa"; the other is called "Dark Stupa." There are meant to be a riff/satire/homage on the Victorian craze for Chinese blue and white porcelain and on our modern day craze for acquisition.
You can walk around these creations for quite a while, picking out pop culture representations - Disney characters, religious icons, even E.T. makes an appearance.
The larger question, of course, is left unanswered. Why do we want so much stuff? How much happiness does it truly bring us?
This is in the same area as the "Peacock Room/REMIX" installation - another reflection on acquisition. I'd seen that before, but took the opportunity to enter the space again. A really wonderful take on Whistler's masterpiece.
Verdict: Well worth seeing. Both fun and thought-provoking.