I went to check out the Rodarte exhibition at Cooper Hewitt last week and was a little disappointed I trekked all the way up to 91st street for such an incomplete show. My beef was that it only skimmed the surface of the work and illuminated nothing about their process in exploring the theme of destruction and decay.
In all fairness, the show was not intended to delve deep- it was meant to give a quick glimpse of their current work. But in thinking about it now, I’m happy I traipsed across the city to see it. It’s occurred to me that their work reminds me quite a bit of the work of Kara Mann- a discovery I would not have made had I not blogged about Kara and visited the exhibition in the same week.