arting’ around.

contemporary art

IMG_4573 (1)Jackie Mock, Paint collected from Various New York City Subway Stations, 2013 @ the Spring/Break Art Show. artist website here. 
nam june paikNam June Paik, Video Chandelier X, 1990 @ James Cohen Gallery.
IMG_0150Gerhard Richter, 11-Scheiben (11-Panes) (886-3), 2003 @ High Museum of Art in Atlanta. 
IMG_4418Janet Cardiff, The Forty Part Motet, 2001 @ the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. 
yossi miloAssaf Shaham, installation view of Division of the Vision @ Yossi Milo Gallery. 
photoshowclose up of photographs from Social Photography IV, a collection of cell phone photographs @ Carriage Trade
phillip stearnsPhillip Stearns, Fragmented Memory, 2013 @ Onishi Gallery with Partner, NYFA. 
ps1Samara Golden, The Flat Side of the Knife, 2015 @ MoMA PS1.
IMG_0144Chris Olfili, Installation view of Night and Day @ New Museum.
also this.

Replaced.

Photography

Unfortunately, these jpegs don’t do justice the physical presence of Marco Breuer’s works currently at Yossi Milo Gallery. Large, aggressive and featuring prominent gestures that are usually associated with abstract painting, these large photographs challenge every notion of what constitutes a modern image.

large-marco_breuer-untitled-fuse_dayMarco Breuer, Untitled (Fuse/Day) 1999. Gelatin Silver Paper, exposed/burned.large-marco_breuer-untitled-c-1228Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1228) 2012. Chromogenic Paper, burned.large-marco_breuer-untitled-c-596

Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-596) 2006. Chromogenic Paper, exposed/scratched.large-marco_breuer-untitled_c_1379

Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1379) 2013. Chromogenic Paper, burned/scraped. large-marco_breuer-untitled-c-659

Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-659) 2006. Chromogenic Paper, exposed/embossed/scratched. large-marco_breuer-spin-c-856

Marco Breuer, (Spin C-859) 2008. Chromogenic Paper, embossed/scratched.

large-marco_breuer-untitled-fuseMarco Breuer, Untitled (Fuse), 1995. Gelative Silver Paper, burned.

As the idea that everyone is a photographer (thanks, iPhones) spreads and photographs become merely images that are viewed on a screen, (talking about you, instagram) is it not wonderful to see the photograph reduced back to its most primal form? The Photograph as object, as evidence of a single event; created through the chemical reaction generated from destruction of a photo paper that is slowly becoming archaic.

Like this work? You might like Chris McCaw’s Sunburn series too.

Classic Tuesdays

Art

dear MoMA, please put this work back on view.

James_Rosenquist_f-111_MoMAJames Rosenquist, F-111 1964-65. Installed at MoMA.

Screen shot 2014-05-19 at 9.46.41 PMJames Rosenquist, F-111 1964-65. Full Panel View.

CRI_97626James Rosenquist, F-111 1964-65. Installed at MoMA.

If you are close to it, a big painting is just a feeling around you, that’s all. – James Rosenquist

city see city do

Art, exhibitions

a trip to NYC means..IMG_9770Frank Ape in Bushwick.

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IMG_9764JR at the New York City Ballet.

IMG_9761mural at Bryant Park by Chor Boogie, Natalia Rak and Max Bode.

IMG_9731Doug Wheeler, LC 71 NY DZ 13 DW 2013 @ David Zwirner.

cityserra[City Serra] Richard Serra sculpture parked on 10th Avenue in Chelsea.

IMG_0188Robert Rauschenberg , Pilgrim 1960. and Jim Dine, Hair  on view as part of the Onnasch Collection @ Hauser & Wirth.

alex pragerAlex Prager, Face in the Crowd 2013 @ Lehmann Maupin.

IMG_9715Pawel Althamer, Draftsmen’s Congress 2012 (2014) @ New Museum

no one belongs here

Art

Miranda July’s artist website here

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Miranda July, Screen still from The Hallway 2008.

Screen shot 2014-01-26 at 2.56.42 PMMiranda July, Screen still from The Hallway 2008.

Screen shot 2014-01-26 at 2.55.43 PMMiranda July, Screen still from The Hallway 2008.

Screen shot 2014-01-26 at 2.55.11 PMMiranda July, Screen still from The Hallway 2008.

Screen shot 2014-01-26 at 2.54.55 PMMiranda July, Screen still from The Hallway 2008.

Screen shot 2014-01-26 at 2.59.58 PMMiranda July, Screen still from The Hallway 2008.

take a journey + walk down The Hallway below.
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and on.

Art, exhibitions, My Photography

So passes another year full of art + ideas. Here are a few of my favorite art experiences from 2013.  
turrel 2James Turrell, The Light Inside 1999 permanently installed at the MFA Houston.

HorseNick Cave Performance at Grand Central Station

maya-lin-definanceMaya Lin, Wave Field 2009 @ Storm King Art Center

antansuiEl Anatsui, Broken Bridge II 2013 @ the Highline.

sweet banksyBanksy Pop-up Chelsea Gallery.

New MuseumNYC 1993 Exhibition @ the New Museum

img_4847Nam June Paik Retrospective @ the Smithsonian

earthroomWater de Maria, Earthroom 1977.

exploding2Concrete Jungle, a part of the Bushwick Collective.

IMG_7047Matthew Day Jackson @ Hauser & Wirth.

kusamaYayoi Kusama, Love is Calling 2013 @ David Zwirner Gallery.

met afterhoursAt the Metropolitan Museum of Art – afterhours.

i who collect kusama

Art, exhibitions, My Photography

photo-19self-portrait inside Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room-  The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away 2013 @ David Zwirner.

kusama snakesYayoi Kusama, Manhattan Suicide Addict 2010-Present.

kusama wallYayoi Kusama, Manhattan Suicide Addict 2010-Present.

kusamaYayoi Kusama, Love is Calling 2013.

…Let me call out to and ask the birds flying about in the sky
I want to convey to them my feelings
Over many long years, with art as a weapon
I have treaded the path in search of love
During the days I have lived through keeping “despair”, “emptiness” and “loneliness” all to myself along the way
there were times when the fireworks of life “splendidly” adorned the sky
Dancing in the night sky in a myriad of colors, the fireworks sprinkled dust all over my body
I will never forget that exhilarating moment
Now I think is the time to dedicate my heart to you, my dearest…

– excerpt by Yayoi Kusama, Residing in a Castle of Shed Tears
which accompanies Kusama’s I Who Have Arrived in Heaven exhibition now on view at David Zwirner Gallery. 

Read the entire poem here. 

out in the open

Art, My Photography

Back from NYC – As usual saw a lot of street art.

kitty

namaste

boxer

Banksy1Banksy, October 17th for Better Out Than In in NYC. View website Here. 

duchampBanksy, gallery installation on west 24th street for Better Out Than In .

banksy2Banksy collaboration with Os Gemeos as part of gallery installation on west 24th street for Better Out Than In.

sweet banksy

spaceinvaderspace invader on the highline

sheepstationFrançois-Xavier Lalanne, Sheep Station 2013, inaugural installation at Getty Station in Chelsea.

freewheelin’

Art, exhibitions

Headed to Houston over the weekend to visit the Houston Fine Art Fair and check out all the amazing museums and collections the big city has to offer. I enjoyed seeing the MFA Houston’s James Turrell Retrospective that is currently on view in conjunction with his major retrospectives at the Guggenheim and LACMA. Hoping I have time to make the trek out to California before the show goes down in April so I can pick up the “I visited all three cities T-Shirt. ” Anyway,  here are some of my favorites from the art packed weekend. turrel 2James Turrell, The Light Inside 1999 permanently installed at the MFA Houston.

tureel 2James Turrell,  Acro, Green 1968 as part of the James Turrell: Retrospective @ the MFA Houston.

tureel 3James Turrell, Tycho, White 1967 as part of the James Turrell: Retrospective @ the MFA Houston.

menilMichael Heizer, Isolated Mass/Circumflex (#2) 1968-1972 in the lawn of the Menil Collection.

wang weiWang Wei, 1/30th of Second Underwater 1999 @ the MFA Houston.

IMG_6543Dan Graham, Triangular Solid with Circular Inserts (Variation F) 1997 @ the MFA Houston.

IMG_6549Inside view of the Rothko Chapel apart of the Menil Collection.

IMG_6550Inside view of the Dan Flavin Warehouse apart of the Menil Collection.

barnettBarnett Newman, Broken Oblesisk 1963.

contemporaryinstallation view of exhibition Graphic Design: Now in Production at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

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[another view of] James Turrell, The Light Inside 1999.

I go here.

Art, My Photography

from the east to the west, here is some of the amazing art I have taken in lately. carol boveCarol Bove, Monel 2013. Installed in Section 3 of the Highline.

douglas gordonDouglas Gordon, Play Dead Real Time, 2003. On view at MoMa.

neverlsonLouise Nevelson, City on the High Mountain 1983. Located at Storm King Art Center

buddhaA quiet little gallery space at the Met. 

robert frankRobert Frank, Find Your Roots, Explain My Roots on view at MoMa.

rauschenbergMy favorite gallery ever- – Robert Rauschenberg, Rebus, Canyon & Bed. On View at MoMa.

Night HawkReplication of Edward Hopper’s Night Hawk at the Flatiron building, 23rd st & Broadway.

solariPaolo Soleri Bridge in Scottsdale, AZ

smocaJames Turrell, Knight Rise 2001 at SMoCA. 

matthew mooreI spy a Matthew Moore photograph at the Lisa Sette Gallery. 

photo 2-1Installation view of the Contemporary Gallery at the Phoenix Art Museum.

tureelair apparantJames Turrell, Air Apparent 2013. Located on the campus of Arizona State University.

turrelasuJames Turrell, Air Apparent 2013.

journeywork of the stars

Art, My Photography

Before I left New York I spent a perfect day exploring by bike all the amazing art living among the rolling hills and trees at the Storm King Art Center outside the city. This is what I saw.

storm kingMark diSuervo Sculpture Field : Neruda’s Gate 2005 (Red in foreground) & Frog Legs 2002 (background on hill).

storm king 53all that what remains of the veranda of Danskammer, Edward Armstrong’s 1834 mansion.

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storm king 2Tal Streeter, Endless Column 1968.

litchensteinRoy Litchenstein, Mermaid 1994.

hangingMenashe Kadishman, Suspended 1977.

my loveMaya Lin, Wavefield 2007-2008.

Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass.

falling, falling.

Art, My Photography

maya lin definanceToday I stood a top of Maya Lin’s Wavefield, (2009) at Storm King  Art Center…
and had a moment with Art.