Tag Archive "masks"

Frances Stark  'The Inchoate Incarnate: After a Drawing, Toward an Opera, but before a Libretto Even Exists' (2009)

Thematic Exhibitions at the ICA, Grizzly Grizzly and Locks Gallery play with body adornment, materials and art history

White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart at the ICA Self-adornment is surely homo sapiens’ first art form: body painting, scarification, tattooing. Garments that offer anything more than basic protection from the elements or environment can be said to participate in that tradition. White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania, through July 28 takes a broad, and as the title’s reference to Ovid suggests, rather poetic view of the subject. The exhibition, curated by Anthony Elms, makes no distinction between attire that was worn (RAMMΣLLZΣΣ) and clothing forms meant to be exhibited ... More » »


Ralph Eugene Meatyard – Dolls and Masks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925–1972), working outside of a major art center and unaffiliated with any of the photographic movements of his day, produced that rare body of work that establishes an unforgettable, individual vision. The present exhibition, organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art  (PMA) through August 5, 2012. The almost sixty photographs were created in the last ten years of Meatyard’s life, which culminated in the fictional project, The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater. With the most straightforward photographic technique, Meatyard created unsettling work that questions notions of family, childhood, ... More » »