Wangechi Mutu: Hunt Bury Flee

Yesterday, my friend Leila and I went over to the Gladstone Gallery in Chelsea to see Wangechi Mutu’s newest collages, curated under the the title “Hunt Bury Flee”. It was the first time I’d seen a Mutu collage in the flesh, up close. I was floored and moved. They are large, layered, rich in subtext, and simply visually stunning. It is intoxicating to see someone’s imagination so wondrously rendered in art. I was extremely grateful that the gallery wasn’t opposed to visitors taking photos. Here are a few images of the collages that really moved me. Of them all, I kept going back to “Humming”, which is now my favorite piece of artwork. For once in my life I wish I were filthy rich.