Kevin is here in the city with me so we decided to get our craft on. We visited the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) on Columbus Circle. It was my first time to the museum and it really had some nice things. I would recommend it to anyone!
Here are some of my favorite things. The first show was all about dioramas, called Otherworldly in art. Some were sculpture and some were for photography. They showed both the diorama and the finished photographs. This show asked some really interesting questions about truth of photography and craft.
On my walk back to the dorm, I detoured through Union Square. I found this sculpture of Andy Warhol by Rob Pruitt. Rob Pruitt is an artist that I really like. His use of glitter 10 years ago really opened up some interesting (and tacky) terrority. Here is an interesting article about him.
so shiny! This is a really fun example of public art. Most public art is really dry.
here is a detail.
I am getting photos printed for the Open Studio on August 4th. I can't wait to see all of them! I am going into a new medium, but I will always be a painter.
We ended the trip at the Dan Flavin Institute run by the Dia Foundation. I had to find a photo online- however the installation was outstanding. I am not a huge fan of minimalism but I love color and light. The work is so much stronger in person than in reproduction.
These paintings are super tight. There is no evidence of mistakes or excess paint. In other words, they are just as sharp up close. I love that this looks like a more organized version of my own freezer.