I had the great pleasure of going to visit the University of Alabama Birmingham’s brand new art building: The Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts. Currently on display on the exterior of the building is Amanda Bowder’s Magic Chromaticity, where the building is draped with fabric. Read about the fabric installation on AL.com. Another one of the […]
Nasan Tur‘s installation at the Hamburger Bahnhoff’s “Wall Works” shows a large wall so full of spray painted words that it is a dappled solid red. Paint cans strewn across the gallery floor. It took a lot of words, time, and paint to fill this wall up. There’s a video of the execution of the […]
This weekend I had the insane pleasure of peeking in on Gallery Weekend Berlin. I got to see some incredible art. One artist in particular stood out to me: Bjöern Dahlem at Galerie Guido W. Baudach. His installation “Orbits of High Velocity Starts” is this gorgeous tangled floating wood with balls of various light fixtures […]
Loving Katharina Grosse‘s “I Think This Is A Pine Tree” at the Hamburger Bahnhof. I can’t wait to see if I can make it to this exhibition in person. via Art thing: The Queen of the spray gun and its object-painting – Culture – Berliner Morgenpost. (german article) more images on her site here. Update 5/7/2014: […]
When I was abroad in Prague, Czech Republic – I was able to go to the DOX Center for Contemporary Art. What a fabulous place. The building is off the beaten path but well worth the cab ride. It the center, there was an amazing and emotional exhibition called “The Silent Strength of Liu Xia.” you […]
Preview Berlin was a really interesting experience. There was a wide variety of work represented and some absolutely stunning pieces.
It toronto this past weekend, I got to experience their annual one-night-only art event Nuit Blanche. Outdoor and indoor art installations all over the city! In particular, I enjoyed this installation titled “Top Down” by BRDGlab. In their words: This installation creates an artificial topography from our city’s diverse building heights and reduces that landscape […]
I just loved this video by Corey Archangel – He took a film and stretched its pixels. It was truly beautiful but maintained the original video audio. Check out the video below. Cory Archangel’s “Colors” clip from the Tate Modern
Oskar Fischinger’s “Raumlichtkunst” was an incredible film. It’s colors and Geometry were just gorgeous. The sound in combination with the high impact visuals in the dark room left me a bit woozy and foggy after, but well worth it. I can’t imagine making such a film before computers. Dont miss watching the video below. Oskar […]
I really enjoyed this piece by Giuseppe Penone called “Tree of 12 Metres.” There is something beautiful about taking a man-made/milled/manipulated item, and then carving it back to resemble the organic form that it once was before we touched it in the first place. Quite poetic.
Damien Hurst’s exhibition at the tate modern was thrilling. It was outrageous, arrogant, outlandish, thoughtful, meticulous, grotesque, and beautiful. Butterflies paintings contrasted with paintings made from dead flies.. live flies, live butterflies, dead animals in formaldehyde, diamonds, and pills contrasted with cigarettes. wow. I still dont know how I quite feel about the exhibition other […]
I had the fabulous pleasure of exploring the Tate Modern in London on my most recent Artcation. Below are a lot of the pieces I found interesting.
I really enjoyed Pete Schlute’s exhibition at Beta Pictoris Gallery. The geometric forms really grabbed me… in a very deep way. The combination of the sharp lines with delicate charcoal was stunning in combo with hints of subtle color. Well done. I want them all. Go Checkout the exhibition!
People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere […]
In my travels to Copenhagen, I was able to go to the fabulous museum of Arken. I was pleasantly surprised by this Jean-Michael Basquait & Andy Warhol Exhibition. I had not seen many of these collaborative paintings before, and was thrilled by the size of the collection as well as the include of famous pieces as well. Stunning.
When I went to The opening of A Dog From Hell at Beta Pictoris Gallery, two pieces really caught my attention. They were Derek Cracco’s “The Space Between.” It was really wonderful to see this work coming from a Birmingham native! I personally really enjoyed these pieces and the extra visual dimension that they gave […]
I had the awesome privilege of getting to attend the opening of Jason Burgess and Pat Potter’s installation in Anniston, AL called “Lambent Ways” – a celebration of light and life. It was stunning. I am so thrilled that it is installed in Anniston. Here is more info and some of their video documentation: http://lambentways.tumblr.com – my photos from the […]
This exhibition was absolutely stunning. the combination and curation of the work flowed so well together.
I really enjoyed the hand-cut vinyl pieces
Great Installation by Pheobe Washburn. Love the wood and the colors, and the inability to enter the “lab”
I was able to go see the Chuhuly Exhibition with my sisters Laura and Janna and friend Niki. It was mind blowing. I’ve never seen the glass medium pushed so close to the edge. Lovely and Modern.
The Future of a Promise, Contemporary Art from the Arab World. This is the Biennale’s first pan-Arab exhibition of Contemporary art. If you enjoy some of these works the website is www.thefutureofapromise.com. I wish I took more photos but they gave me an awesome little book with all the art pieces in it for free.
I recently went to these two museums. One I saw on art night and the other I saw on my own. These museums are a display of Fancois Pinault’s private collection. He is one of the largest collectors of contemporary art in the world. They were filled with recent work from big name contemporary artists. It was […]
I saw these artists during Art Night Venice. The exhibition venues were Emilio Vedova…in continuum and Anslem Keifer, Salt of the Earth. I loved both of them. I was lucky to get some pictures of Anslem Kiefer’s exhibit because I found out later that I wasn’t supposed to take pictures.
Future Pass explores the relationship between the creative energy of contemporary art in Asia and the rest of the world. More info www.future-pass.com. I visited this venue during Art Night Venice. It was so much fun. They set the mood by playing awesome techno music throughout the place.