whimsical and tragic


 

Susan Kae Grant’s artist website here. Screen shot 2014-07-28 at 8.19.18 PMSusan Kae Grant, The Memory Lingered, #044 2002-2005. Screen shot 2014-07-28 at 8.13.18 PMSusan Kae Grant, Sherry Box, #023 1999-2000.

Screen shot 2014-07-28 at 8.17.10 PMSusan Kae Grant, I Don’t Remember How He Got In, #004 2000-2002.

Screen shot 2014-07-28 at 8.14.47 PMSusan Kae Grant, What’s Being Offered, #002 2000-2002

making the space


go to Michael Lundgren’s website here. 
matter-13Michael Lundgren, Algaeic Fox from Matter 2006 – Present

matter-22Michael Lundgren, Static Fog from Matter 2006 – Present.

matter-12Michael Lundgren, Untitled (parasite)  from Matter 2006 – Present

coalearthMichael Lundgren, Untitled (earth) from Matter 2006 – Present

matter-3Michael Lundgren, Cubic from Matter 2006 – Present

When you feel two almost conflicting emotions about something, that experience is way more compelling than when you are fully convinced and that your opinion is right. When you do that something else emerges. In my daily life I spend most of my time believing all these little stories I tell myself about what I am and who I am and who other people are and what I’m doing here, who has wronged me, all this stuff, whatever it is, even if I’m just feeling sad. If I say to myself the opposite, if I describe to myself the complete opposite of the way I am thinking and feeling, these two versions sit together for a little bit in the center of my world and then something else shifts and I can’t believe either one of them. I want to make photographs like that. - Michael Lundgren. Read more here

 

gander


art from my trip to nyc. plydohJeff Koons, Play-doh 1994-2014 on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

pinkCOST & ENX and Jerkface //Bushwick Collective. corner of Morgan Ave. and Knickerbocker Ave.

dan grahamDan Graham with Günther Vogt, The Roof Garden 2014 @ the Met.  

edruschaEd Ruscha, Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today 2014 on the high line. 

IMG_2054Kara Walker, A Subtlety line @ Domino Sugar Factory 2014.

koonsparkJeff Koons, Split-Rocker 2014 @ Rockefeller Center

IMG_2046Isa Genzken’s “Rose II” 2007/2008 @ MoMA. 

bushwickartsomewhere in bushwick.

heartJeff Koons,  Hanging Heart 2006.

 

Progressive


Visit Bill Owen’s website here. 
1Bill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.57.58 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.57.51 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.57.40 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.57.31 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.58.24 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.58.18 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.58.10 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.57.51 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.58.04 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

pressure


more work by Peter Hujar here. Screen shot 2014-07-10 at 8.13.54 PMPeter Hujar, New York: Sixth Avenue (II)1976

Screen shot 2014-07-10 at 8.14.03 PMPeter Hujar, From Rockefeller Center: The Equitable Building1976

Screen shot 2014-07-10 at 8.13.20 PMPeter Hujar, West Side High Rise1976.

 

let loose


lately

pianopark

freedomtower

roofii

subway

photo 1

IMG_0375

hair

infinity

 

To look up or down no road but it stretches and waits for you, however long but it stretches and waits for you - Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road

that feeling is escaping


Peter van Agtmael’s artist website here. Screen shot 2014-06-30 at 8.34.28 PMPeter van Agtmael, Untitled from Inside the Wire: American Wars 2013-2014.

Screen shot 2014-06-30 at 8.34.40 PMPeter van Agtmael, Untitled from Inside the Wire: American Wars 2013-2014.

Screen shot 2014-06-30 at 8.35.38 PMPeter van Agtmael, Untitled from Inside the Wire: American Wars 2013-2014.

Screen shot 2014-06-30 at 8.34.52 PMPeter van Agtmael, Untitled from Inside the Wire: American Wars 2013-2014.

Screen shot 2014-06-30 at 8.35.14 PMPeter van Agtmael, Untitled from Inside the Wire: American Wars 2013-2014.

Screen shot 2014-06-30 at 8.35.29 PMPeter van Agtmael, Untitled from Inside the Wire: American Wars 2013-2014.

Screen shot 2014-06-30 at 8.34.20 PMPeter van Agtmael, Untitled from Inside the Wire: American Wars 2013-2014.

Screen shot 2014-06-30 at 8.35.02 PMPeter van Agtmael, Untitled from Inside the Wire: American Wars 2013-2014.

There was a time when I would obsessively spend my nights looking at war photographs. Then a time where I told myself I would never forget what that time was like. Nearly two years he has been back and I find myself forgetting about those excruciatingly long 10 months – and about all the boys who have lived in this time since then. Thank you, Peter van Agtmael for reminding me.


[the power of the photograph, propels one to a specific time and a specific place. Not just to what is shown but to what that image represents to who is looking]