Thursday, July 28, 2011

more high line

 At the end of the High Line, there is roller skating for the kids...
 and a beer garden with food trucks for the grown-ups!

Mamma Moma!

Kevin and I visited MoMA today. Here are some of the new things that I saw and liked.

 Jacque de la Villegle, 1968
 Arman, I Still Use Brushes, 1969, brushes in resin

Table Chair


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.

Alan Wolfson,  Canal Street Cross section
 Amy Bennett- This paintings is about 2 inches square and the model below is that tiny as well.

 James Casabere, "Landscape with Houses, Duchess County, NY"
 Kevin is looking at a Micheal McMillen diorama. He lectured at CGU while I was there.
 Diorama detail
 Photography from diorama
 A giant ceramic installation piece from the permanent collection in clay by Beth Katleman
 Confettisystem in the foreground with a neon piece by Brendan Fernandes in the background
glass display with the street down below.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Open Studio at SVA

Here is a link to the invitation.

It is on Thursday, August 4 from 6-9 pm
at 335 W 16th St between 8th and 9th avenue.

Oh Andy!

 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.
Painting update
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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Studio envy

On Saturday, we took a trip out to the Hamptons to look at artist studios. It was pretty amazing out there.
Steve Miller's studio
Clifford Ross's giant landscape photography. Above is the detail from the digital print below.

Sign in book at the Drawing Room. I love Cindy!
Dorthea Rockburne
Eric Freeman and his paintings
These paintings are a mash-up between Dan Flavin and Ellsworth Kelly. The paintings seem to glow!
I also like the steel boxes that he used as an easel.
Lucy Winton's work is narrative and romantic.
Here is the view out her door.
Another Lucy Winton piece.

Toni Ross had an amazing studio. Unfortunately my camera was dying... She is a ceramic sculptor. This is her showroom or gallery space.

The last studio was Hans Van der Boverkamp. He is a large scale sculptor. The grounds were unreal!

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.

Studio Update

Here is the big butterfly. I am definitely on a fruit kick!

I think this is done.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Joan Mitchell MFA Award Winners show

Here are some of the best works...

Cobi Moules, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

I feel famous!

I am the "Lou" in the blogpost. I am doing on the ground cuteness research.


More of my favorites....
Oak Ridge Road

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.

Illustrated poems from the altered book above. Amy Jean Porter is the artist and Matthea Harvey is the poet.

 Psychedelic Lambs!
 More trippier lambs!
 Cake, pie, sheep, and Vermeer- these might be my favorite things!
 and Oprah!