Sunday, March 30, 2008

Stephen Shore -- AOD

"US97, South of Klamath Falls, Oregon" 2000

Makes me miss wide open spaces. Road trip coming.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Kerry James Marshall -- AOD

"Voyager," acrylic and collage on canvas, 1992

Elephant Paints Self Portrait

Inspired by Karyn's recent trip to the circus...their talents are boundless!

Have a Seat

cheers to kb.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Reading List

Image Inspiration

Is this bunny:

1. Quieting down a rowdy crowd?
2. Pumped about recent savings on carrots?
3. Laughing at my new giraffe joke?

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Carlos Estevez -- AOD

"Secret City" 2003

Contemporary Cuban artist Carlos Estevez shows how a map can look like a piece of meat. More here

Jerry needs no help playing with his ball.

I need one of these dogs, asap.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

G.R. Iranna -- AOD

"The Retired King" 2006

"The Story of Five Gentlemen" 2006

Dreams Can Come True

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tilleke Schwarz -- AOD

"Into the Woods"

"Count Your Blessings"

Tilleke Schwarz embroiders her sketchbook pages.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Qui Xiaofei -- AOD

"Chorus," 2006
Nice article here

Image Inspiration

This photograph by Emmitt Gowin makes me want to:

1. Make and eat pancakes
2. Sing Hank Williams songs
3. Build a cabin and lose the TV

Friday, March 21, 2008

Georges Hugnet -- AOD

I love a nice French collage!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Feminist Bang

PS1's current show, "Wack! Art & the Feminist Revolution," is an overwhelming celebration of the female body, mind, and more body. Usually feminist video art puts me to sleep, but fortunately, there was enough work on the walls to keep me interested. Some stand-out hits were by Faith Wilding and Lynn Hershman (above).

Mini Potbellys for all

Monica Canilao -- AOD

"We Hold Each Other Up"

More here

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Reading List

Cai Guo-Qiang at the Guggenheim

The exhibit reads like a well written book report. Perfectly summarized, well phrased, and even the eloquent prose ignites the space. The only problem was it seemed too precise -- too rehearsed and "unplanned." Calculating and negotiating the spacial relationships between art and limited museum space must have been a colossal undertaking; one that I can appreciate. While the end result leaves an air of exact perfection, the show simultaneously leaves the hope for something more profound to be discovered.

Gert-Jan Akerboom -- AOD

More drawings from the Netherlands native can be found here.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Image Inspiration

The inmates at Cook County Correctional Institute were asked to draw their Fantasy Place. This drawing is called, "The Ideal Lounge." Speaks highly to the power of art and imagination.

Do-Ho Suh -- AOD

"Karma" 2003

Korean artist Do-Ho Suh's work reflects the trapped feeling of chaotic city life. This image reminds me of today on Madison Avenue.

Baby sloths in Costa Rica


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Francis Alÿs

Still from "Rehearsal 1," 1999-2004

Belgian-born, Mexico City–based artist Francis Alÿs left a mark on my mind at his recent Hammer exhibit, "Politics of Rehearsal." For someone with little patience and a warning alarm for video art, I was impressed that watching the act of "preparing for something" enthralled me. The work's building anticipation imprinted its way into my brain as a curious question mark and yet the artist's explanations resolved them with a poetic touch.

Still from "When Faith Moves Mountains" 2002

AJ Bocchino -- AOD

For some reason I've always liked these pieces. More here.

Image Inspiration

Vito Acconci, "City of Words," Lithograph, 1999

Makes me want to fold newspaper. Also makes me not want to read it.

TV is not $aving$

Twin Peaks Dance

reminds me of how weird high school was...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Loris Cecchini -- AOD

"Cloudless," 12 ladders, 50,000 plastic balls, etc., 2006

See more of Italian-based artist Loris Cecchini's work on artnet.

Image Inspiration

When Tommy was asked what he would like to be for a day, he came up with this Alien Rapper. Well done!

Brooklyn Family Outing

Diane Arbus, "A Young Brooklyn Family Going Out for a Sunday Outing," 1966

Great hair, priceless expressions. Makes me want to have a spring picnic!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Getting Pumped.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Breakfast is served.

(thanks to William!)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Xue Song -- AOD

Shanghai based artist Xue Song loves photo collages, and so do I.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Image Inspiration

This picture by Shaun Gladwell makes me want to:

1. Be at yoga instead of at work
2. Head over to my neighborhood skate park and "talk local" with the crew there
3. Re-tile my bathroom with sleek slate tiles

Friday, March 7, 2008

Shary Boyle -- AOD

The Clearances, 2-projector installation, hung and pinned cut-out drawings on mural, 2007


Cousin Jack and me on Martha's Vineyard. Check out his yellow shades!

Puppy Looks Like a Bunny

this has left me frozen inside a cuteness popsicle.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Nobuho Nagasawa -- AOD

"See-through Eyes," lantern, 2003

Image Inspiration

Lynda Benglis, latex floor painting, 1969

Cat Show Snapshots

(sorry to the drummer who I couldn't fit in the shot!) click here to enjoy some of the beautiful tunes.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Mass MoCA & China - two of my favorite places

Edward Burtynsky, "Urban Renewal #6," 2004

Mass MoCA's current exhibition of western artists in China, documenting and responding to the country's wildly expedited expansion, unexpectedly blossomed into one of the best shows of the season. Unfortunately, when I inquired about a catalogue or brochure for the exhibit, I was told,"they're thinking about working on it."

Roslyn Rose -- AOD

"The Allusiveness of Recollection," digital montage, 2007

Image Inspiration

1. Do hedgehogs get drunk?
2. Was playing with the ball so boring that the hedgehog is protesting?
3. Was he feeling blue and wanted to literally see the light was at the end of the tunnel?

So many possibilities.

Dengue Fever

Msjerur captures a hint of the incredible show Dengue Fever put on in DC this past weekend. Cambodian diva Chhom Nimol might be my new favorite person...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Elizabeth Berrien -- AOD

Today's artist loves nature, wire sculpture, and chubby owls. Hats off!

I'm back.

Searching through yellow amber online, I came across this extraordinary piece that has not only Hymenoptera and Formicidae, but a large winged termite! More at