Sharon Gilbert (So Quiet)

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Drove up to Beacon with Sharon Gilbert one rainy spring day to see newly-opened Dia: Beacon, a museum of minimalism. Andy Warhol’s Shadows had their gallery there, largely because Dia helped set up the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh; and the two museums have the same architect. And Flavin, Beuys, Judd, and Palermo had their galleries. A docent was leading a tour as we sat in the Irwin gardens. Sharon said she thought the light on the Flavin was inappropriate. The docent said each gallery was set up with the active co-operation of each artist. Sharon refrained from asking how Judd, Palermo, Warhol, Beuys and Flavin managed that, being dead.