GAD and I just got back from visiting Las Vegas and stayed at City Center, a relatively new development that sits slightly off the strip. In general, Las Vegas turned out to be everything I wanted and expected: kitcsh architecture, decadent meals, and never ending cleavage. When planning this trip I asked around about art museums […]Read more "Art in the Desert – City Center Las Vegas"
Just got back from Las Vegas. Next two posts will be about art and architecture in the City of Sin. See below for an intro discussion on art versus decor.Read more "Las Vegas – Art or Decor?"
As if JB being at the Venice Biennale without me wasn’t bad enough.. I saw this article on The Guardian Site today thanks to a tweet from @artnetdotcom. Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli have unvelied a public exhibition of their art collection, coinciding with the Venice Biennale. The works currently located in Ca’ Corner della Regina, will be […]Read more "Tulips and an Ostrich – Miuccia Prada’s private art collection"
I spent the Memorial Day weekend at ‘Bout Time Ranch where I looked at deer and sat on my parent’s back porch in a rocking chair. I couldn’t help but notice, however, how much of what I saw there reminded me of some artists that I am interested in. So, use your imagination and see if you […]Read more "Who knew contemporary art lived at ‘Bout Time Ranch!"
Love that in the April issue of Metropolis magazine, there was a sizable article on the re-emergence of “craft” in the art and design world. (A Return to the Hand: Janet Abrams) So, what does “craft” mean, exactly? Simply put — art that requires you to build it with your own hands. This would exclude illustrator drawings, CAD modeling, and […]Read more "Get Crafty – even in the Michael’s kind of way"
Seems like this is the week of museum news. The Whitney Museum (which focuses on American Art) just broke ground at their new site in the Downtown Meatpacking District (NYC). Renzo Piano, the Italian architect who has built Texas museums like The Menil Collection in Houston and the recently opened Nasher Sculpture Garden in Dallas, […]Read more "My kind of backpacking — new Whitney Musuem in Meatpacking District with a stroll down the Highline"
So excited because starting today, Market Grove at Discovery Green will be hosting the Portable On Demand Art Project. Translated: 8 local artists/groups have gotten together and decorated POD storage units and folks are invited to stroll through our AWESOME downtown public space while checking out local (contemporary?) artists. This exhibit fits in nicely with […]Read more "Attack of the Creative PODS"
About a month ago, the Menil Collection opened a new show — Upside Down : Arctic Realities — and GAD and I decided to visit. I am going to preface this by saying I am not terribly keen on indigenous art and don’t necessarily seek it out unless I am with GAD who adores looking at wooden totems. Additionally, […]Read more "I love wearing booties in the summer…."
Julia Fullerton Batten’s “In Between” photos have been on my mind since 2009 Art Basel. Coming from my dance training in younger years I was reminded of what my teacher told me – the in between moments are more important than the final pose. Highly narrative yet hauntingly minimal, her images suspend us not only between movements […]Read more "“In Between” Julia Fullerton Batten in Madrid"
I greatly appreciate HBO’s unending compassion. First for vampires, then Jersey Mobsters and now for Lady Gaga. For those of us who did not have the money, patience, or outfit available for Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball tour, we were given a glimpse of her last show at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night in our own […]Read more "Lady Gaga – The Opera?"
Saturday was a perfectly lovely day. I went to yoga. I went to the bookstore where I spent an ungodly amount of money on art magazines. I read – ate lunch – read – took a nap – read and went to the opera. However, I did find myself steeped in urine. Seriously. When I […]Read more "Am I living in Urinetown?"