Crocker Art Museum: Albert Contreras

I visited the Crocker Art Museum this weekend to do a match with a piece I have had my eye on for the past few months. Believe it or not, this is my first match at the Crocker! I think it has taken me so long to do a match there because there are so, so many options. This piece is located on the first floor near the lobby and is by Albert Contreras. The piece is untitled and consists of 15 panels. The artist used large homemade spatulas to create the “x” shapes through his vibrant acrylic paint. This method results in heavily impasto paintings which dazzle and delight with their repetitive, colorful patterning.

I have to say, I am pretty excited about this Milly dress that I chose to match with Contreras’ piece! I’ve paired Milly dresses with several pieces (here) this one is probably my favorite because of the thick material it’s made out of. The dress is structured but comfortable and the pattern isn’t printed but woven. The intersection of colors definitely reminds me of the cross hatches in the paintings. To finish the look, I’m wearing my favorite Jimmy Choo’s. I call these my wedding shoes because I think I’ve worn them to every Spring / Summer wedding I’ve attended in the past year. They’re pricey, but very wearable and can be paired with just about any dress. Definitely worth it.

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