I finally saw the much talked about blockbuster exhibition, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years at the Met this past week. Although it wasn’t the most thought-provoking or mind-boggling exhibition I have ever seen, it certainly was fun. It featured all the predictable artists influenced by Warhol and his Pop Art mentality, but it didn’t really have anything new to add to the canon. I did thoroughly enjoy finally experiencing Cory Arcangel’s Super Mario Clouds though. I know I should probably write a real review of this show going into the details of my criticism, but truth be told, I have spent the last week studying for my midterm on.. Pop Art. So I think I am going to reserve my thoughts for a time when I am not crammed full of dry academic jargon. The show is up until December so this is.. to be continued.
In the meantime, check out Roberta Smith’s review of the show & 2 links to a slideshow of the exhibition. Have ya’ll been to see the show? What did ya’ll think?
Cory Arcangel, Super Mario Clouds 2002 artistwebsite.
Takashi Murakami, Flower Wall Paper 2012
Recreation of Warhol’s 1966 exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery featuring his Cow Wallpaper and helium silver pillows, Velvet Underground was playing in this room.
somehow I managed to be in the room when absolutely no body else was around!
A write up of the different sections of the exhibition HERE.
*Also I am sorry for the less than ideal photographs, those security guards certainly were attentive!
Once you ‘got’ Pop, you could never see a sign the same way again. Once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again. - Andy Warhol
Check out my class blog to see my latest photo project. here.
Recently a girl in my class created some body portraits using the camera built into her MacBook Pro computer. Her project challenges the credibility of our medium and our art. With the boom of technology creating a photograph is not only much more accessible, but it also transforms everyone into an artist, it has created competition. This has led me to this new project I have been working on. For the past week I have been using my Iphone as my primary camera, even editing my photographs through an application offered. This changes the way I work, the way I create. Although I try to carry my SLR camera with me, my Iphone is much more convenient. My editing process has been reduced to a couple minutes directly after the moment, rather then hours spent on photoshop or in the darkroom dodging and burning and color correcting. My true challenge is making the connections between each photograph through a conceptual bond. I have no clue what I am going to do with this project or what it is for, but for the time being I am really interested in some of the products. Here is some of the work I have done so far. Please let me know what you think, Comments are always appreciated!
First Triptych, Jacque Donaldson
Familiar Diptych, Jacque Donaldson
Favorite Triptych, Jacque Donaldson