Jerry gets it right with his review of the GUSTON EXHIBITION at Hauser & Wirth!
The lesson of his career is that in order to really be themselves all artists must find their inner Guston: an artist who foregoes easy answers, looks for and channels doubt and not knowing. An artist like this understands that he or she isn’t controlling their art — not really; that on some cosmic level art controls the artist. All great artists must be able to create a machine that can make things that they cannot predict.Even when they make what might be nightmarish or ugly to them.
Guston confronted aesthetic concerns of the New York School, questioning modes of image making and what it means to paint abstractly.