The new Lee Friedlander show “Mannequin” was created just for me, I think. The iconic Friedlander (who has been photographing for over 50 years), has compiled works that incorporate mannequins (fashion) and architecture. I am in heaven. On view at Fraenkel Gallery until June 23.Read more "Clothes + Buildings! Yeah: Lee Friedlander at Fraenkel Gallery"
If you thought that dissecting frogs in biology class was cool, then you’ll like Brandon Ballengee who is equal parts biologist, activist, and artist. Working side by side with professors and researchers, he studies environmental impacts on animals like frogs and birds and then finds ways to display the findings through photography and installation, giving […]Read more "Brandon Ballengee: Technicolor Frogs"
Have been really enjoying the nice weather and feel like Andrew Bush’s “Vector” series would be a great way to start the weekend. Bush has been taking this series of photos in LA since 1989. Tell me which car you’d like to be rolling around in.Read more "Weekend spin: Andrew Bush “Vector”"
Sometimes I feel like my blog is a love letter to LA-based photographer Alex Prager and so today, in alignment with our women in photography series, I am thrilled to show you pictures from her latest show “Compulsion” which is at M + B (NYC) until May 12th. I have featured several works by Prager, […]Read more "I [heart] Alex Prager"
I saw an incredible show focused on feminist artists at PS 1 in 2009 and one of my great discoveries was photographer Francesca Woodman. Her intimate, black and white photos merge stark and oftentimes difficult images with the mystical softness found in vintage photography. Francesca was the daughter of two artists and after much success […]Read more "Francesca Woodman: Solo show at Guggenheim"
Before the Travelocity gnome, there was Dare Wright’s Lonely Doll, a series of children’s books published in 1957, which stars Wright’s childhood doll, Edith, and two teddy bears from FAO Schwarz. The Guardian ranked Lonely Doll as one of the top ten best illustrated children’s books of all time. Wright passed away in 2001 but Fred Torres Collaborations […]Read more "A Lonely Girl: Dare Wright"
I am volunteering at FotoFest this year and last weekend I was at the Spring Street Studio. Thought I would share some of the works I enjoyed. Be sure to visit these (and more!) in person. (Alexander Yakut above) Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe Alexey Kuzmichev Olga Tobreluts Oleg Dou Gregory Maiofis Evgeny MokhirevRead more "FotoFest: Spring Street Studio"
I was flipping through Art Forum and saw an ad for Jeanne Silverthorne‘s current show at McKee Gallery (NYC). Silverthorne creates sculptures and installations made of materials like tear activated protein (?) that, once finished, look like you should be able to take a bite out of them. Check out some images:Read more "Art that should be edible but probably doesn’t taste very good: Jeanne Silverthorne"
Cindy Sherman has made a name for herself in the photography world by playing dress up, being the central character in thousands of self-portraits. Her breakthrough monograph “Untitled Film Stills” shows Sherman dressed up in various costumes and photographed in scenes that remind you of movie clips lost on a cutting room floor. Neither posed […]Read more "Playing Barbie.. Well, kind of: Cindy Sherman"
My work schedule is finally clearing up a bit and warm weather allowed me to wear shorts and drink margaritas on a patio this weekend but my recent posts have been so serious. Let’s break free of that a bit and delight that spring is on her way. Here are some deliciously decadent pieces by […]Read more "I’m feeling bored and artificial: David LaChapelle"
Spanish Catalan artist Antoni Tapies died in his home in Barcelona this week at the age of 88. Considered the most important artist to arise from post-war Spain, Tapies leaves behind a legacy that began with his involvement in the Surrealist (think Dali) and Dada (think Duchamp) movements and went on to include major works […]Read more "Antoni Tapies, Spanish Catalan artist dies at 88"
Tonight is the opening of “Uncrated VI” at Booker Lowe Gallery, Houston (and the nation’s) premier gallery focusing on the work of contemporary Aboriginal Artists. Truth be told, this is one of the first places that I felt a connection with when I started trying to be an art lover, and I was lucky enough to […]Read more "Uncrated VI Opening Tonight: Booker Lowe Gallery"
More and more the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) in NYC is becoming a favorite of mine. Want to know why? They keep doing cool things. Things that normal people can understand. Shocking! The next show I am excited about is — Swept Away : Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design. […]Read more "Swept Away: New Exhibit at Museum of Art and Design NYC"
To say that I love fashion is an understatement. When museums decide to deviate from their traditional concept of art and allow the catwalk to invade their marble halls I am always delighted. I look forward to a display of clothes that I will never fit in, clothes I have no place to wear to, […]Read more "Fashion and Politics – Jean Paul Gaultier at the Dallas Museum of Art"