• Iain Baxter and Ingrid Baxter, 1. Time, October 18, 1970.

22 October 2012 / ,

The intriguing exhibition Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art at the Brooklyn Museum provides a fascinating view into Lucy Lippard’s examination of conceptual art in the late sixties and early seventies. It’s a meticulous investigation of works centered around themes of civil rights and anti-war movements of the period. I personally loved browsing through the old photos, catalogues, and prints. It’s a nostalgic and thought provoking exhibition that should be on everyones hit-list. http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/six_years/.

  • Pablo Picasso, The Maids of Honor, August 17, 1957.
  • Pablo Picasso, The Kiss, 1969.
  • Pablo Picasso, Woman Ironing, spring 1904.
  • Pablo Picasso, Marie-Thérèse, Face and Profile, 1931.
  • Pablo Picasso, The Rape of the Sabines, November 2–4, 1962.

20 October 2012 / ,

With great anticipation and expectations I saw Picasso Black and White—and only Picasso can exceed your every expectation. Picasso has an amazing quality in his work that captures you—whether you know it’s Picasso or not—and leaves you spellbound with its form, color, or (in this case) lack of color. The Guggenheim provided the perfect stage for the exhibition, leading you through the evolution of Picasso’s work. Each piece gets your undivided attention as you peer into different periods of Picasso’s monochromatic wonders. Journey through Picasso’s Blue and Rose periods, Cubism, Neoclassicism, and surrealism all themed in black and white. This exhibition is a rare treat, something truly unique that deserves multiple visits and an unwavering attention. See it now through January 23. http://web.guggenheim.org/exhibitions/picasso/.

  • Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1967.

18 October 2012 / ,

Pop Art has never been my cup of tea…however aesthetically pleasing. The message has always intrigued me the most—and I share a similar disgust with consumer culture and a curiosity for our individuality. Warhol has always brilliantly captured these ideas beautifully and iconically—fabricated for mass consumption. This exhibition opened my eyes to much of Warhol’s work that I had yet to discover. I’m left with a newfound interest in Warhol and what he sought to advocate through his work. Pop Art enthusiast or not, this exhibition is impactful and sure to change your perspectives.
Now through Dec 31. http://www.metmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/listings/2012/regarding-warhol/.

  • Colors, “Apocalypse—A Survival Guide”
  • Colors, “Apocalypse—A Survival Guide”
  • Colors, “Apocalypse—A Survival Guide”
  • Colors, “Apocalypse—A Survival Guide”
  • Colors, “Apocalypse—A Survival Guide”

01 October 2012 / ,

I’ve fallen in love with Colors newest issue “Apocalypse—A Survival Guide;” a masterful collection of real world disaster survivors and experts spouting their advise on how to survive the inevitable apocalypse. Depressing but interesting content aside, the designer in me was jumping with joy as I turned each beautifully illustrated, photographed, and designed page. No detail was left unturned—textural paper and a beautiful poster encapsulated this issue. And for any other Spanish learners out there, side-by-side English/Spanish copy. Get your own copy, at http://www.colorsmagazine.com.

  • Tatzu Nishi, Discovering Columbus, 2012.
  • Tatzu Nishi, Discovering Columbus, 2012.

27 September 2012 /

It’s fairly easy to get excited about a living room constructed around the monument of Christopher Columbus perched 75 feet in the air, but nothing can prepare you for how surprising the experience really is. The artist Tatzu Nishi has quite the repertoire for connecting public structures with urban dwellings; creating unique environments that blend public and private life. Discovering Columbus is nothing short of unique—more breathtaking and wondrous. Once you turn the corner and face the statue for the first time you’re immediately jarred … it’s bigger and more unusual than you thought. After acclimating, it’s time to enjoy the space and its serene views of the city—now through November 18. http://www.publicartfund.org/view/exhibitions/5495_discovering_columbus/.