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.

in my own thoughts.

Art, My Photography

some left over photographs from the month of June.arbusDiane Arbus’s “Child with Toy Hand Grenade” spotted off the Highline. Street art by Army of One. Connect with Army of one here. 

egglestonWilliam Eggleston, Untitled from the Portfolio 14 pictures 1974.
[picture of my favorite photograph from the now closed Eggleston exhibition at the MET.]

ellsworthEllsworth Kelly installation @ Matthew Marks Gallery. 

IMG_4108Street art in Chelsea

met afterhoursA very closed, very magical Metroplitan Museum of Art.  (Taken after HacktheMET)

ps1Meg Webster, Pool 1998. Currently installed @ MoMA PS1 for the exhibition, EXPO 1: New York.



brooklyn skyline

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

here & around.

Art, exhibitions, My Photography, Photography

some of the art things I have been up to lately.

CONFETTISYSTEM: 100 Arrangements on view at MoMa P Site. Website. 

Jeff Elrod: Nobody Sees Like Us on view at MoMA PS1 . Website.  

(aren’t my models wonderful?)

moma atrium

Wolfgang Laib, Pollen from Hazelnut 2013 in the atrium of MoMA. Website. Brooklyn Museum

Kehinde Wiley  (Chapel as I like to call it) at Brooklyn Museum. Website/Info. 
dieter roth

Dieter Roth, Zucherturm (Sugar Tower), 1994-2013 [& in background, Selbestturn (Self Tower), 1994-2013 @ Hauser & Wirth. 

Yes these are made out of chocolate and sugar. Yes the gallery smelled nauseatingly sweet. 
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Dieter Roth, Landscape with Tower, 1976-1994 @ Hauser and Wirth. IMG_4661

Allen Ginsberg takes bathroom selfies too. On view at Grey Gallery. 

Entrance to Hauser & Wirth. IMG_4715

Found wandering through Brooklyn.


Isa Genzken, Rose II 2013 installation on The New Museum’s Facade. Website. IMG_4735

 Itziar Barrio. WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL at S.2.A. Website.

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Julia Scher, Mothers Under Surveillance 1992 on view as part of NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star at New Museum. Website. New Museum

[a beautifully blurry] Installation view of fourth floor of NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star at New Museum.IMG_4720

My motto this week. 

bound and around

Art, My Photography

iphone art lately.

richard serra

Richard Serra, Installation Long Term @ Dia:Beaconbrooke astor

Photographing in Brooke Astor’s Astor Court @ the Met (Photo Credit: Mr. Dustin Bailey)

Beauty Bar Art

View of MoMa P.S.1 from front court yard.baldessari

John Baldessari from book Pure Beauty  rosenquist

James Rosenquist, Untitled 1933 seen @ Sotheby’s Fall Contemporary Sale Exhibition  dan colen

[friend on] Dan Colen, Park Bench 2012 @ 76th and Madison christain marclay

Entrance to Christian Marclay’s The Clock, 2010. Now playing @

& a lovely  silhouette. 

Hi Wendy.

Art, exhibitions, Photography


Meet Wendy.

Wendy isn’t just an eye-popping sculpture or a piece of bright blue spiky architecture. She isn’t merely an interactive play ground or just an environmental installation, but Wendy is friends with the environment. She is composed of nylon fabric that has been treated with this ‘new thing’ called titania nanoparticle spray, which actually neutralizes airborne pollutants. So while the rest of us are out in the sun, driving to the beach and enjoying time off this summer, Wendy will have cleaned the air from the exhaust and pollutants of 260 cars. Kinda cool, for something so.. sharp.

Wendy is the new installation in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. She is the winning design from the Young Architects Program and was executed by HWKN. She is 56 feet high, has fans to circulate the fresh air she creates, and mists patrons as they  walk up into her. Every five minutes, Wendy shoots out a fresh stream of water from her water canon. You can dance and have drinks with Wendy every weekend until September 8.  In the courtyard, where a DJ will be spinning from inside her…… (yes, really.)



read more about Wendy Here. Here & Here.

some thoughts on Wendy

It is iconic, but with a twist. By combining off-the-shelf materials and scaffolding systems with the latest cry in nanotechnology it is able to produce both an out-of-the-box ecological statement and a bold architectural gesture. It is economical and terse in terms of its design, and yet, through its positioning and scale, it also smartly projects different possibilities for use and social appropriation across the entire site where it sits—including the ability to reach out for those outside the museum’s walls. – Pedro Gadanho, Curator of MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design

 “Wendy is like a woman. She blows hot and cold! She spews whenever she wants!” – Glen Lowry, MoMA director (I have found a couple variations of this quote so I am not sure which is accurate.. but all say more or less the same sexist remark)

Wendy … Instagramed.

Photograph by Iamlights

Photograph by Jenn Stevenson.

Photograph by Sean Wu.

Photograph by Todd Holmes Instagramed here.

 a virtual tour of Wendy.