The best art exhibition you’re likely to see all season is running now at NSU Art Museum.
“Frank Stella: Experiment and Change” (running through July 8) sprawls across the entire first and second floors of the downtown Fort Lauderdale museum, a “King Tut” level commitment. This is exactly the space necessary to present an artist who works in a scale as gargantuan as Stella. With an oeuvre spanning 60 years—from minimalism to maximalism, geometric rigor to shapeless miasmas, painting to sculpture—the museum’s ambitious retrospective reveals an artist brushing against decades of boundaries and obliterating them. Given that some of the exhibition’s grandest, most stupefying creations were completed over the past year, it’s fair to say the 81-year-old trailblazer’s career is far from over.
Curated by Bonnie Clearwater, “Experiment and Change” feigns at chronological organization,