• Stuart Davis, Egg Beater No. 1, 1927.
  • Joseph Stella, Luna Park, 1913.
  • Edward Hopper, New York Interior, 1921.
  • Stuart Davis, Colonial Cubism, 1954.
  • Jacob Lawrence, Beachhead, 1947.

10 January 2013 / ,

A diverse and random collection of American greats is on display at the Whitney’s new exhibition American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe. The exhibition is an assortment of works from their private collection themed around budding American artists of the early to mid twentieth century. A few artist in particular spurred my interest: Stuart Davis’s geometric masterpieces, the flat planes of Jacob Lawrence’s edgy works, and Edward Hopper’s sublime compositions. A sporadic show of work to say the lest—but in an enjoyable way. Catch the show now through mid May. http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/AmericanLegends.

  • SNL, Drones, 2012.
  • SNL, Drones, 2012.
  • SNL, Drones, 2012.
  • SNL, Drones, 2012.

03 January 2013 / ,

Witty, clever, and hilarious, SNL is able to take any serious topic and create instant entertainment. Drones is a 90s era style cartoon showcasing a boy band of drones, who, in addition to performing their hit music, also take out terrorist cells. It’s a stylistic dream and a light-hearted take on a heavy issue. Click the title or link play. http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/cartoon-drones/1424414/.

  • Rosalyn Drexler, Love and Violence, 1965.
  • Roy Lichtenstein, Bathroom, 1961.
  • Peter Saul, Highway of Social Justice, 1965.
  • Ralston Crawford, (Man in front of Poster), 1964.
  • Peter Saul, Saigon, 1967.

02 January 2013 / ,

Grotesque, violent, sexist, gluttonous: describe works and themes in Whitney Museum’s exhibition Sinister Pop. Bleeding into a theme derived from Pop’s less consumerist side, Sinister Pop takes us to a dystopic society where the ugliness of the world is brought to light and shame is history. The exhibition focuses on the gritty side of American society and politics, displaying works from notable artists, designers, and sculptors. I found the exhibit to be a great period piece on pop, with bold and provoking works, that are slightly: sinister. See it now through March 31. http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/SinisterPop.

  • Eleanor Davis, Talk to Me, Not to My Daughter.
  • Eleanor Davis, In Our Eden, 2012.
  • Eleanor Davis, The Emotion Room, 2012.

26 December 2012 /

There’s a quality in Eleanor Davis’s work that says she truly understands people. She’s able to magnificently transform the mundane, the jarring, the whimsical, the randomness, and curiosities of everyday life into something both poetic and cometic—illustrated beautifully. Her compositions are flawless, storyline intriguing, and colors divine. Check out more at http://doing-fine.com.

  • AY-0, Pastoral (Den’en), 1956.
  • Nakamura Hiroshi, Circular Train A (Telescope Train), 1968.
  • Ishii Shigeo, Acrobatics (Kyokugei), 1956.
  • Nakamura Hiroshi, Upheaval (Nairanki), 1958.
  • Madokoro (Akutagawa) Saori, Myth, Birth of Gods, 1956.
  • Shiomi Mieko, Falling Event Event score (detail), 1963.

24 December 2012 / ,

Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde provides a new perspective into a world of art unknown to me previously. The exhibition is a concentrated dose of work produced between 1955–1970, covering a wide-range of artists, works, and mediums. The work is truly unique, it’s haunting, unexpected, bold, and full of emotion, created in a time of extreme transition—from war torn to cultural renaissance. The works bleed and ooze unlike anything you’ve seen before, it’s a sensory overload that you don’t want to end. At the MoMA now through February 10. http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1242.