Forrest Bess, Untitled, 1947, oil on canvas
Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible at the Menil Museum, April 19 to August 18, 2013. This is not a full-scale retrospective, apparently--the show will consist of 40 paintings and several works on paper, and will incorporate the Robert Gober-curated Forrest Bess mini-show that was part (the best part) of the most recent Whitney Biennial. I can't wait, but I wish it was bigger.
Ken Price, Underhung, 1997, Fired and painted clay, 23 ½ x 21 ½ x 16 in.
Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective at the Nasher Sculpture Center from February 9 to May 12, 2013. You can see this show at LACMA for two more days, if you happen to be in L.A. this weekend. Its next stop, at the Nasher Sculpture Center, definitely justifies a road-trip to Dallas.
DeFeo working on what was then titled Deathrose, 1960. Photograph by Burt Glinn
Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum, February 28 to June 2, 2013. I'm definitely taking a trip to New York to see this. I've greatly admired the few Defeo pieces I have seen in person and have longed to see her famous Rose.
James Turrell, Acro, Green, 1968, projected light
James Turrell: A Retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from June 9 to September 22, 2013. Before he became a designer of aggrandizing ziggurats, James Turrell made some pretty compelling artworks. I look forward to wandering through darkened galleries looking at piece like the one above.
What art are you looking forward to seeing in 2012?