Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
David Chapin, "Storm," 1958, oil on panel
I've gotten stuck in downpours all day and this painting makes me wonder how else one could abstractly paint a storm. Also, I'm curious about the particular storm that he painted...did it even involve rain?
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I had the pleasure of catching NPR's showcase this week, featuring the great Lee Fields. You simply must buy his new record because it's just so hot.
Sneak a listen of my favorite song here. Get the lowdown on the show here.
thanks to Adam for always finding great music online!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
"Dunhuang," mixed media necklace
(detail from above)
"Shanghai Girl," mixed media brooch, 2007
Wouldn't you just love some jewelry by this artist?! Tzu-Ju Chen uses materials such as paper money, found photos, coral, stainless steel and feathers to achieve these stunning, richly layered pieces. She has more work from her "China: Silhouettes of Memory" series on the web here.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
"Untitled," pen and marker on paper, 1991
"Untitled Drawing," pen and marker on paper, 1991
I always adore ink on paper drawings, but these intrigued me more than usual. They express an abstract chemical/ scientific formula, while maintaining free-flowing forms that resemble innocent thought bubbles. To read more about Kosek's interesting life, head over to Art on Paper Magazine here.
Images via Calvin-Morris Gallery
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I recently had the pleasure of seeing Edouard Manet's, "Olympia," 1863, for the first time in person at the Musée d'Orsay and it reignighted my interest in the Female Gaze as a subject matter.
If this subject interests you, I suggest seeing the current show at NYC's Cheim & Read Gallery. One of the many female artists in the exhibit is photographer Katy Grannan:
"Kamika, near Route 9 Poughkeepsie, NY," 2003.