Thursday, November 01, 2007

Women in Art

Here is a very engaging video that morphs through five hundred years of portraits of women in art. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Music to See in NYC: Summerstage

Grat acts coming to NYC this summer: Joss Stoe. Cassandra Wilson and Television

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Cubist Mashup #3

This image combines several components: a carafe, a wine bottle, a glass goblet and a projector contemporaneous with those seen by Picasso and Braque. The goal is to re-create a Cubist image that incorporates elements of the early Cinema apparatus (the projector) to prove the theis that Picasso and Braque embedded the machinery into there Cubist images.

Cubist Mashup #2

Starting with a photograph of a woman from the Victorian era, Photoshop was used to create a second image transformed by simple reflection; the was then overlaid onto an image of a tripod in an effort to replicate effects found in several images by Picasso.

Cubist Mashup #1

Using Photoshop, an image of a cinematograph was combined with an image of a Mandora (a type of guitar) in an effort to duplicate effects in a painting by Braque. In Photoshop, the clone stamp tool allows for painting multiple sections offset from the original Mandora.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Abstract Views of Maine - April 26, 2007 - The New York Sun

Abstract Views of Maine - April 26, 2007 - The New York Sun
This looks like an interesting show at the Anita Shipolsky Gallery.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Van Gogh and Expressionism @ Neue Galerie by Al Doyle

Emil Nolde (1867-1956)
White Tree Trunks, 1908
Oil on canvas, 67.5 x 77.5 cm
Brücke-Museum, Berlin

Here is a review of an outstanding exhibit at the Neue Galerie in New York City by Al Doyle.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Van Gogh and Expressionism @ Neue Galerie by Al Doyle

Egon Schiele (1890-1918)
Autumn Sun, 1914
Oil on canvas, 100 x 120.5 cm
Private Collection, Courtesy Eykyn Maclean, LLC

Van Gogh and Expressionism @ Neue Galerie - Art Review - whitehot magazine of contemporary art
Here is a great opportunity to see Van Gogh alongside his most ardent admirers. I went to see this show, and it is near perfect in size, intensity and purpose.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Wonderful Snowflake Site

Snowflakes for all of you flakes out there...

Exreme Geometry: Sarah Morris@Petzel Gallery

Looking forward to seeing this show of extreme geometric paintings currently on view at Friedrich Petzel Gallery
535 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
Oon view until March 17, 2007.

Artists Talk: Whitney@Altria

So I went to this 'artists talk' last night at the Whitney Museum @ Altria.
Here are my impressions:
First of all, the show is spectacular: not to be missed. Each artist contributed to the overall effect which gives evidence to a new aesthetic based on obsessive/compulsive construction, found objects, re-purposeing refuse and an idiosyncratic approach combined in thought-provoking and visually stunning ways.
For this, I salute the artists Diana Cooper, Charles Goldman, Jason Rogenes, Jane South and Phoebe Washburn, the curator and all involved.
That said, here are my thoughts on the 'talk'.

1. This is 2007, please don't use a slide projector from last century in a show concerned with technology... please. "Next slide, slide please..."
2. Learn how to speak into a microphone (rehearse, if you have to!).
3. If you plan to show projected images, please place the screen where it can be seen.

This may sound like a rant but this was the most unprofessional event I have attended in recent memory and I had to excuse myself in the middle because:
I couldn't hear the artists speak (faulty microphone? no rehearsal?),
I couldn't see the artists (they could have been on a platform or even in the raised section of the Altria space),
I couldn't see the slides,
and finally, these artists had very little to say other than drop names of grants, residencies, schools and other self-serving trivia that added little at all to the experience of the work on view.

All that being said, the show itself is a gem.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Burgeoning Geometries - Mon February 19, 2007

Planning to see this talk:
As part of The Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria’s Artists on Art series, artists from our current exhibit, Burgeoning Geometries, are scheduled to speak on Monday, February 19 at 6:30pm.

Artists Diana Cooper, Charles Goldman, Jason Rogenes, Jane South and Phoebe Washburn will discuss their work in conjunction with the exhibition, Burgeoning Geometries.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Glitter and Doom: Last Chance

Last Chance (closes on February 19, 2007) to see this exquisite jewel of a show. This exhibit evokes the spirit of Joel Grey in Cabaret and the Weill-Brecht Weimer Republic in all of its' decadence; a mesmerizing detailed depiciton of the demi-monde .

Sonja, 1928
Christian Schad

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Brice Marden@MoMA : Last Chance to See It

Went to see the Brice Marden retrospective@MoMA a few days ago and I was reminded how different a paintings looks ‘in the flesh’ as opposed to a reproduction of it. Brice Marden’s paintings (more than most) suffer from the inability of a reproductive process to capture the nuance, the surface quality and the subtle transparencies and incidents that are the real subject of his art. The intense looking that is required of his images does not travel well to the small-format printed page. On the web, these paintings look like cartoons.
I must say that the earliest monochrome paintings literally pale next to the later, richer and denser images. These paintings sing with color and light and the sure hand and eye of a master painter in his prime.
*Thanks to simpleposie from Toronto for this photo.