Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Ouattara Watts, Blood Brother, 2007
Born in Ivory Coast, NYC-based artist Ouattara Watts boldly paints where imagination dares to travel. Maps intersect with floating monsters, all offset by a rhythmic color palate. One of my favorite contemporary artists at this moment.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Lucien Freud, The Painter's Room, 1943
This picture makes me wonder:
1. Do zebras eat people?
1a. If so, did this zebra just eat the painter?
2. Or is this zebra perhaps spying on a mini giraffe taking a nap?
3. Is the couch in this piece a nod to Lucien's grandfather, Sigmund?
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Today the Whitney installs Lawrence Weiner's piece on their building's exterior. I was relieved to see this text instead of some of his other typical witticisms, such as "2 blocks of salt / In the morning mist." He sees his work as visual sculptures and until now (having just seen black type on white gallery walls) I remained unconvinced. Go ahead!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Luna is usually down for anything. Be it jumping around or talking to giraffes, you can count on her to have a nice time. Yesterday, however, she was not interested in me taking photographs of her and punched me in the face. I felt like the paparazzi guy that Sean Penn raged against. But life goes on, and she's still aces in my book.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Raquel Paiewonsky, Levitando: A un solo pie, 2003
Alex Burke, The Spirit of Caribbean, 2006
In Satch Hoyt's piece, "Say it Loud!" the artist creates a literal platform for free speech made out of 500 books on the black diaspora-- all set to the tune of James Brown.
Image via BM.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh has an art show in LA and it opens November 17th. Scion Space proudly notes that in addition to free valet parking, there will be an open bar. These things, coupled with the fact that I saw a great show of his in Milwaukee two years ago, leaves no reason why my brother (or anyone else in the area) shouldn't go. Hopefully he will post his comments on the show!!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
From Darkytown Rebellion
The recent show at the Whitney drew its usual overstuffed, overstimulated crowd to its Friday night bash this week. I shuffled through Walker's undiscovered history book, trying to read the silhouettes intimately with a bunch of strangers. Could have done with less graphic sexual content, but I appreciated nonetheless her bold perspective on the relationship between the oppressor and the recipient.
Friday, November 2, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Today I went to the Guggenheim and it was closed, so I snuck into the basement of the building and perused through the catalog for the new photography exhibit upstairs. The book's content was a surprising treat, filled with early 20th century European photo collages. It made me want to see the show!