Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Bemerkt: 3 Things Remembered

Good evening Sports Fans.

The three things I focused on remembering today come from a bookshelf in rural Pennsylvania.

They are:
1) Words (Sartre)
2) R.A.Skelton (Maps)
3) Semiotics (Signs, structures, language)

Till next time, keep your feet on the pedals. Seats up bars down. Close.

And Happy New Year.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Figure Drawing @ the New Art Center

This past Tuesday night was the final evening of a 4-class single pose series at the New Art Center in Newton, MA. The teacher, Boston painter Jason Polins, sent me the images below of two nights' work on an in-progress drawing he finished this week. This side angle caught me comfortably arranged in a giant armchair listening to a weekly Pandora selection from the Eta James station. Delightful.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

From the Model Stand

Art Museums are my Church; Churches are my Art Museum.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Art Forum: Recent Names that Caught my Eye

While looking at a recent Art Forum, I googled up the names of artists whose work caught my eye. This post is mostly a note for myself to remember what I've seen. Please comment if any of these artists also caught, or catch, your eye.


Oscar Tuazon
for his work, "The Trees."

His poured-concrete structures reminded me of Donald Judd's outside work at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.

Amalia Pica for her work, "Strangers."

Her flags being held reminded me both of Julie Mehretu's drawings and of race-track flags. The action of strangers holding bunting also reminded me of volunteering for running events - a few years ago I held a mile-marker with a complete stranger for six hours while Boston Marathon runners raced by.

I'm now reading a review of her work; the author defines Pica's work as exploring nostalgia, political action, and Argentinean schooling. Pica's work with bunting does evoke nostalgia for me, though in my personal context of sporting references rather than her context of personal and national history.

NB - semaphore, bunting, flags, venn diagrams

Alina Szapocznikow for her sculptures featured at the Wiels Art Center.

Yu Hong for her work, "Golden Horizon." Her work "Spring Romance" was also featured in the Fresh Ink exhibition at the MFA Boston.

Dana Schutz for her work both at the MFA in the new Contemporary Wing, as well as for the work in Art Forum.

Sarah Crowner - though I'm not sure why yet.

Andy Denzler for his paintings.

Marius Bercea for reminding me of both Michaƫl Borremans and Vernon Fischer.

Nicola Tyson for her figures.

Ceal Floyer for her snarky sculptures.

Matt Johnson for his sculptures at Blum & Poe.

Andrea Zittel, for, apparently, her lifestyle.

Nick Cave for his costumes/sculptures at Mary Boone Gallery.

Jean-Luc Mylayne for his photographs - especially those of birds in the Fort Davis, TX area. Dear Karin Stack, have you seen these?

Zhang Enli for his paintings. They are a little angstily seductive.

Carston Nicolai for his installations, especially for "pioneer i."


And one show I'd like to go to but will not be making a trip out to:

Out of the Box: Artists Play Chess

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

UPDATES: Group Shows

The good people at Cabinet Magazine recently published the catalog for the exhibition, "Exchange with Sol Lewitt." The catalog, printed in black and white, is also available as a pdf in full color. On page 90, third from the left, is an image of one of my 3-inch cubes!

Information about the exhibit, as well as the pdf, can be found here.

This week I was invited to join an exhibit at Samson Projects as a participant of the global show, Chain Letter." My framed piece, a double "I Wish to Communicate" from my 2010 grid drawings, will be on view amongst the plentiful works at Samson by July 16th - with the opening that evening from 5-8pm. Thanks to the gallery for hosting this blitzkrieg event!

Friday, July 8, 2011

PHOTOS: Luminarium Dance

Congratulations to Merli V. Guerra and Kim A. Holman on the successful birthday party and fundraiser gala held for their dance company, Luminarium Dance. Merli kindly invited me to come document the event - the images below are a few of my favorites. Please visit the Luminarium Dance Blog for more views of the evening!