Rebel with a Cause


This week I went to the Guggenheim to experience the James Turrell exhibition (meh) and the Whitney Summer opening to check out the re-installation of a really interesting Robert Irwin site-specific piece. Both museums prevented photographs from being taken, therefore sneaky iphones pictures are all I have. photo 1James Turrell,  Aten Reign 2013. Currently installed in the Guggenheim Atrium.

photo 2James Turrell, Afrum I 1967. Currently at the Guggenheim.

photo 3James Turrell, Afrum I 1967. Currently at the Guggenheim.

photo 4Robert Irwin, Scrim Viel – Black Rectangle – Natural Light 1977. A site-Specific work  that just got re-installed at the Whitney. 

photo 5Robert Irwin, Scrim Viel – Black Rectangle – Natural Light 1977.

melted madness


This weekend I went to Bushwick Open Studios out in Brooklyn. I particularly liked the Rock Street 2013 Exhibition. 
inchworm 2Emily Weiskopf. Title Unknown. Artist Website Here. 

inchwormEmily Weiskopf. Title Unknown.

jugglerthe best-most charismatic juggler I’ve encountered. 

mantowerDaniel Greenfeild. Title Unknown. Artist Website Here. 

paperYunWoo Choi. Title Unknown. Material: Newspaper, Resin, Light. Artist Website Here. 

reflexcitceAshley Zelinskie. Title Unknown. Artist Website Here. 
The text is code.  If a computer were to read that code it would see the object you are seeing.  This is art you both can enjoy.- Zelinskie

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Kevin Andrew Curran, Astronauts/ Scene from the motion picture Red Dawn 2012. Artist Website Here. 

sakterKevin Andrew Curran, Astronauts/ Scene from the motion picture Red Dawn 2012

skating lunarKevin Andrew Curran, Astronauts/ Scene from the motion picture Red Dawn 2012

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a mini scene found in the beams of Eric Lindveit’s studio space. Artist Website Here. 

Tyrome TripoliTyrome Tripoli signing a cup work, behind him, Toy Soldier, NadiaBubble 2004. Artist Website Here.  

wildernessartist unknown.

boxesAudra Wolowiec,  Title unknown. Artist Website Here. 

froggieMeridith Pingree, field. More about the artist here. or here. 

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Rico Gatson,  Artist Website Here.  / here. 

buzz words.


For the past month I have been working with a group on curating a hypothetical exhibition as part of  a project for my grad program. Here are two artists (out of nine) from our exhibition, Consume THIS! Excess, Infatuation and the Entertainment Industry. 

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Dawn Mellow, Scarlett Johansson 2010945233_10102425035092131_561828877_n

Dawn Mellor, Natalie Portman 2010935789_10102425035097121_1922568615_n

Dawn Mellor, Meryl Streep 2010

Dawn Mellor’s Artist Website Here. 

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Andrea Mary Marshall, Toxic Woman Installation 2011 PageImage-498924-2675279-200001TheTwinsIssue

Andrea Mary Marshall, The Twins Issue 2011PageImage-498924-2675352-200601TheLindsayMugshotIssue

Andrea Mary Marshall, Untitled 2011PageImage-498924-2675297-200104TheFrenchFriesIssue

Andrea Mary Marshall, The French Frys Issue 2011PageImage-498924-2675314-200208ThePregnancyIssue

Andrea Mary Marshall, Jennifer Anniston Issue 2011PageImage-498924-2675339-200408TheKardashianNursesIssue

Andrea Mary Marshall, The Kardashian Nurse Issue 2011

Andrea Mary Marshall’s Artist Website Here. 

lately.


keeping my head up and mind focused as I enter into my last- last week of finals ever. this up

Death Star and the Mayans.


I saw this piece by Ulises Figueroa at the Monterrey Biennial and although it’s not the most serious or deeply thought-provoking work, it was probably the most entertaining and engaging piece at the exhibition. We all crowded around it for a solid ten minutes pointing out the various figurines and pop-culture references, laughing at the newly acquired knowledge that when we see Jabba the Hut.. the end is probably near. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

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Ulises Figueroa, The History of the Universe 2011

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detail of the beginning
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ariel view of the middle.. pirate ships, mayans, coca-cola and refrigerators.
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detail of the beginning of the end, rock-n-roll, communism and the death star.
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many pictures being taken. (The end will be well documented).

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Ulises Figueroa, The History of the Universe 2011

Learn More Here. 

Classic Tuesdays


I went to the Jonas Mekas exhibition at MUAC  in Mexico City. The films, photographs and poetry  were so mesmerizing I had to share. His films are stunning, his words- moving.

“These are not memories. These are real – every detail you see in the films is real – memories are gone but the images are here and they are real, right there in front of your eyes – and I like it! I like what I see!’ – Jonas Mekas,  Artist Website Here.

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Jonas Mekas
Holy Fools (Allen Ginsberg, Norman Mailer) 2012

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Jonas Mekas
Holy Fools (Andy Warhol) 2012

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Jonas Mekas, The Beauty of Friends Being Together Quartet 2007Walden1

Jonas Mekas, Walden: Diaries, Notes and Sketches 1969

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Jonas Mekas, This Side of Paradise 1999, Kennedy family holiday in Montauk, New York, 1972 Walden2

Jonas Mekas, Walden: Diaries, Notes and Sketches 1969

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Jonas Mekas, excerpt from A Requiem for the XXth Century 2000. Read the entire poem HERE.

 

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Wonder Pop


I was terribly sick all last week so when on Friday I finally started feeling like myself again, I headed straight to the Met for Friday Late Nights. With no agenda but to spend some time with art and civilization, I stumbled into a William Eggleston exhibition that I didn’t know about. Although I have no idea how I hadn’t heard about it sooner (seeing how he is my favorite color photographer and all), it was an incredible surprise. After days spent in bed delirious feeling so grey, Eggleston’s vibrant photographs filled my evening with color at last. 

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William Eggleston, Untitled 1973William_Eggleston

William Eggleston, Untitled (Closed, Shag Carpet, Memphis) 2000eggleston_green_window

William Eggleston, Scott, Mississippi 1993

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William Eggleston, Untitled from Troubled Waters 1972eggleston_shoes_under_bedWilliam Eggleston, Memphis, Tennessee 1972

dust_bells_v2_kWilliam Eggleston, Untitled from Dust Bells Volume II 

CRI_5289William Eggleston, Huntsville, Alabama 1969-70

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William Eggleston, Memphis 1972
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William Eggleston, Untitled 1972

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William Eggleston, Memphis 1970guide_jWilliam Eggleston, Downtown Morton, Mississippi 1969

The way I have always looked at it is the world is in color. And there’s nothing we can do about that. – William Eggleston

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