• Charles Demuth, “Bermuda No. 2, The Schooner,” 1917.
  • Charles Demuth, “Bermuda Sky and Sea with Boats,” 1917.
  • Charles Demuth, “Fish Series, No. 4,” 1916.
  • Charles Demuth, “ Bermuda No. 1, Tree and House,” 1917.

26 September 2012 /

Demuth’s watercolors produce an intoxicating draw with their simplicity and carefully selected color palette. One piece in particular caught my eyes as I passed by in the Met and I haven’t looked back since. I love the introduction of cubism into his work, while keeping with his style and subject matter. Get lost in his work at http://www.metmuseum.org/search-results?ft=demuth&x=0&y=0&rpp=10&pg=1.

  • Mike Perry, Wandering Around Wondering, 2012.
  • Mike Perry, Wandering Around Wondering, 2012.
  • Mike Perry, Wandering Around Wondering, 2012.
  • Mike Perry, Wandering Around Wondering, 2012.
  • Mike Perry, Wandering Around Wondering, 2012.

21 September 2012 / ,

I was thrilled to discover that just mere blocks away from where I live Mike Perry had converted an old storage facility into a beautiful art space filled to the brim with his refreshing and vibrant art; as well as a collection of screen prints that he curated for his book Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing. My eyes were delighted by the variety and vibrancy of the work on display as I wandered past sculpture, painting, mixed-media, photography, and more. His aesthetic is vibrant, thoughtful, and provoking; mixing playful ideas with the most basic of elements. Wondering Around Wandering is just what the art enthusiast
ordered—now through November 25, http://www.mikeperrystudio.com/waw.

  • The Guild, Sprouse Event Installation

18 September 2012 / ,

AIGA’s fall event season opener was headed by the founders of The Guild, a Brooklyn based “design and build collective” creating various space environments for a range of clients. Admittedly, going into the event I had no idea what the Guild did or what they’d be presenting. All I knew was that I got in for free. Pre-event waiting, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the presenter had boundless energy and passion … and it continued into the presentation. Jeffrey Hatfield presented a great story of how the Guild became the Guild, through grit and apparent good luck they landed Apple as a client after three weeks and it’s been big names and spectacular work ever since. Fun and inspiring, it’s easy to learn something from the Guild. http://guildisgood.com

  • Eugène Durieu “Seated Female Nude” 1853–54.
  • Harry Callahan “Eleanor and Barbara, Chicago” 1954.
  • Thomas Eakins “Thomas Eakins and John Laurie Wallace on a Beach” 1883.
  • Félix-Jacques-Antoine Moulin “Two Standing Female Nudes” 1850.

15 September 2012 / ,

“Naked Behind the Camera” (at the Met) is a provocative view into nude art photography. In the 1800s nude photography served as an aid for drawing and sculpture, evolving into art form and providing rich social commentary. I found the exhibition particularly nostalgic as I peered at 150 year-old photos of nudes; their lives and the time they lived utterly mysterious to me. The exhibition raises questions about the body itself; how society hides and shuns it, making it an object of desire, shame, and mystery—a conflicting combination. It’s interesting to see the progression of nude photography from a delicate art from into an increasingly explicit and suggestive medium. Explore the exhibition yourself at http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/naked-before-the-camera.