Constellations and Influences: Suzanne Bocanegra
September 26, 2014
Danspace has a tradition of asking its project artists their most significant artistic influences. Here are a few of mine.
Alfred Jensen, whose painting found powerful energy in charts and diagrams and a pure response to color.
Cynthia Ozick, whose essay “She: Portrait of an Essay as a Warm Body” argues for the importance of a meandering mind.
Joan Jonas’ Double Lunar Dogs, which I saw at the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston in 1981. Joan takes whatever she needs from whatever discipline to make her own recipe for a moving personal idiosyncratic artwork.
Deborah Hay’s No Time to Fly here at Danspace in 2010. Her simple and spare clear movement taught me the rewards of close looking.
Suzanne Bocanegra’s Little Dot opens our 40th Anniversary season tomorrow, Saturday September 27th, from 11am-11pm.