Sunday, June 29, 2008

A day in June spent in Manhattan

The view from our booth at Sammy's Noodles.

Hometown boosterism

Feral sculpture in Chelsea.

Stopped in quickly to vist it MOMA. The galleries were pulsing madly with the strobing of camera flashes. I had my camer with me, so I too chose to shoot a few things, sans flash.

This Ryman represents all that is or needs to be in painting.

This Rothko evoked a wonderful slap to the head, in a disarming way. I imagine it's the greater plum field that transported me back to my visits to the chapel in Houston.
The voices in my head were quelled briefly while standing before this piece.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The incredible nearly-edible ephemeral sculptural material

As I was trying to formulate the plaster version of Ground Cover for the In the Spirit of the Text exhibit in Nov, I began testing possible materials in which to cast the herringbone pattern. One option was hot dogs, which is still a possible option for future incarnations, but my initial test didn't give me an immediate desired effect. After casting the small tile below, I deposited the hot dogs used back in the freezer for possible future use.
Angelika couldn't understand what the white stuff was on the hot dogs as she was grilling them up on my birthday earlier this week.
I must become more diligent in distinguishing which household items are serving a greater purpose than that which they were originally intended. I did consider making a meal of the weiners as an oblique reference to John Baldessari's painting ash brownies but decided against both the action and the consumption.
my little finger sausages.

Opportunistic art moments

A couple of examples of inadvertant sculptures/installations on the scene of my buddy Rich's wedding in the Berkshires two weeks ago.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Observed and Considered extended into August

The exhibit of paintings on view at the CCS Bard Library has been extended into August, so you have plenty of time to stop in and take a look.
Opening at Bard this Saturday the 14th, the CCS/Hessel Museum is hosting exhibits by Bik Van der Pol, and Michael Beutler, Esra Ersen, and Kirstine Roepstorff.