Matta Vision

The underrated Chilean gets a new image at MAM

Invasion of the Night: The huge canvas of Matta's craft defied a movement label
Invasion of the Night: The huge canvas of Matta's craft defied a movement label

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Through June 2 at the Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St; 305-375-3000.

Indeed even physically he is alone -- all the idols of the avant-garde are gone, all but Matta, hanging on like a solid reminder that we're still inside an epoch. And so even more paradoxical his fate appears. It boils down to modernism's ownership of its movements and periods. Like Cronus, it has a way of devouring those children born in between times.

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