by Diane Burko and Richard Ryan Just back from a week long American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in San Francisco on all things geological, where Diane was invited to give a paper. Here is how they describe it: “The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting nearly 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and policy makers. This meeting showcases current scientific theory focused on discoveries that will benefit humanity and ensure a sustainable future for our planet.” Sunday began with a screening of Chasing Ice, the story of James Balog’s mission to change ... More » »
News Latest issue of Nicola Midnight St. Claire On September 11, the newest issue of the Nicola Midnight St. Claire came out. In this installment, there are some articles on Katie Murken’s installation Continua as well as Bodega’s show Mobile Device. There is also a video “centerfold” and a curious take on a relic from 9/11 on display in the Penn Museum’s show Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11. And in breaking news ...this just in from Matt Kalasky, editor of the Nicola: “Tonight at 7 PM in Temple Gallery the editors of the Nicola Midnight St.Claire will be presenting ... More » »
Have you risked your life and your ankle crossing the Parkway to get from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to its annex? Do you wonder how the august institution, so slow to change, will embrace the digital era?
Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage at the Princeton Art Museum through June 26, 2011 realizes the alchemists’ dream of turning dross into gold - in that Schwitters created his marvelous collages and assemblages from recycled garbage. This first U.S. survey of the artist’s work in twenty-five years does not attempt to cover his entire production; the roughly 80 works include several of the Merz assemblage paintings, a large number of exquisite Merz drawings (collages on paper), several small sculptural works and a reconstruction from photographs of the Hannover Merzbau, which was destroyed in WWII. While much of the work is ... More » »
It was a day of big sculpture installations and unexpected encounters with friends. Cate ran around with us in Chelsea. We also had a gastro-incident and a gastro-delight: At our usual eatery, Pepe Giallo, the little Italian place at 253 10th Ave, we hadn’t even ordered when our wait person came to us and said they couldn’t take our order because the NY Dept of Health had just walked in to do a surprise kitchen check. We hope they passed. Ever resourceful, we crossed the street and tried Trestle on Tenth at 242 10th (between 24th and 25th). Cate and ... More » »
At this moment when women Pop artists are looking powerful at University of the Arts, two women artist who have taken quite different approaches to survival and domination in a male art world are showing at Locks Gallery.
So I finally visited my Facebook page after months of boycotting it. But today I ceased the boycott and found on my wall a link to this swell interview with Diane Burko in Per Contra. Look for Burko’s Politics of Snow exhibit coming to Locks Gallery in February. The paintings show glacial meltdown over time and are based on scientists’ photographs. I can’t wait to see them in a room together.
Francis di Fronzo, Stay, Part 3, oil on panel; in this one the ocean and the sky merge, an expression of limitlessness and unity that verges on religion. I couldn’t help but think about the differences between traditional Japanese landscapes, which can be huge and panoramic (think a multi-paneled screen of the sort included in the Taiga and Gyokuran exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art right now–Andrea’s post here), and American landscapes and the German landscapes of Anselm Kiefer and Gerhart Richter. The attitude is 180 degrees different. Taiga’s views are neither threatening nor bombastic nor overwhelming. They are ... More » »
In the Weekly‘s Spring Guide issue is my round-up of shows I’m excited about this Spring. It’s not meant to be a comprehensive list, just a smidgen of what’s good out there. Here’s the link to the story and below is the copy with some pictures. Planet Rock Ice sheets, volcanoes, crickets, waterfalls and garden motifs make their way into spring’s art offerings. Artists are always itching to connect with nature, so it’s no surprise that this spring you’ll see lots of earth, wind, water, animals and plants in the area’s art galleries and museums. No antihistamines or sunscreen required, ... More » »