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.
Marco Breuer, Untitled (Fuse/Day) 1999. Gelatin Silver Paper, exposed/burned.Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1228) 2012. Chromogenic Paper, burned.
Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-596) 2006. Chromogenic Paper, exposed/scratched.
Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1379) 2013. Chromogenic Paper, burned/scraped.
Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-659) 2006. Chromogenic Paper, exposed/embossed/scratched.
Marco Breuer, (Spin C-859) 2008. Chromogenic Paper, embossed/scratched.
Marco 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.
a trip to NYC means..Frank Ape in Bushwick.
[City Serra] Richard Serra sculpture parked on 10th Avenue in Chelsea.
Miranda July’s artist website here
take a journey + walk down The Hallway below.
…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.
Back from NYC – As usual saw a lot of street art.
Banksy, October 17th for Better Out Than In in NYC. View website Here.
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. James Turrell, The Light Inside 1999 permanently installed at the MFA Houston.
installation view of exhibition Graphic Design: Now in Production at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Douglas Gordon, Play Dead Real Time, 2003. On view at MoMa.
Robert Frank, Find Your Roots, Explain My Roots on view at MoMa.
My favorite gallery ever- – Robert Rauschenberg, Rebus, Canyon & Bed. On View at MoMa.
Replication of Edward Hopper’s Night Hawk at the Flatiron building, 23rd st & Broadway.
James Turrell, Knight Rise 2001 at SMoCA.
I spy a Matthew Moore photograph at the Lisa Sette Gallery.
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.
Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass.