Wednesday, February 25, 2009

new suburban landscape

Yale, 2.29.09
Stefanie Nagorka

Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscape
March 2, 2009 - May 10 2009
Yale School of Architecture
Randolph Hall
180 York Street, New Haven, CT

This group show originated at the Walker Center and is making it's third stop at Yale.
Hand injury left me of sound mind but not hand. Installation of stacked block piece took place mid-day, with the excellent help of installer Alison Welsh.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

storm watching

Curated by Amy Lipton, Joy Episalla and Joy Garnett
an exhibition featuring artwork inspired by weather, geological and atmospheric conditions opened yesterday at Bergen College, NJ. Click here for more info and images.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

marlene dumas is over but

you can see images of her smart wonderful work and listen to her talking about her work
by clicking here.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Third Mind; a day of contemplation

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860–1989, at the Guggenheim through April 19, has an interesting curatorial premise.

"This exhibition traces how Asian art, literature, and philosophy were transmitted and transformed within American cultural and intellectual currents, influencing the articulation of new visual and conceptual languages. It explores how American art evolved through a process of appropriation and integration of Asian sources that developed from the 1860s through the 1980s, when globalization came to eclipse earlier, more deliberate modes of cultural transmission and reception. While Europe has long been recognized as the font of mainstream American art movements, the exhibition explores an alternative lineage of creative culture that is aligned with America's Pacific vista—Asia."( Guggenheim overview statement)

I found this big show exhausting but ultimately rewarding. Particularly enjoyed Ann Hamilton's human carriage, John Cage's drawings, Mark Toby's gouache paintings, Mary Cassatt's prints captured me with their lyrical passages of color and pattern and Georgia O'Keefe's intensely colored watercolors felt of the moment.
I happened into an exhibition of the new Hugo Boss prize winner
Emily Jacir. This exhibition is an engrossing poetic broken narrative that ... " brings together, for the first time, two installations that address the October 1972 assassination of Palestinian intellectual Wael Zuaiter in Rome by Israeli secret service agents"