Atelier Brückner - Magic Box (2010)
Thilo Frank - The Phoenix is Closer than it Appears (2010) - Mixed media with mirrors
Match this weekend of mist and fog with a laid back afternoon pondering Sublime/Subliminal which closes today at Alley Cat Studios.
Local artists Kendall Nordin, Michael Matason, Mariah Anne Johnson, and Peter Gordon will discuss their work and “picturing the unspoken.”
Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 3-5pm at 29 Kings Court SE #6, Washington D.C. 20003, entrance east door across from the community garden.
Kojo’s going to be talking with locals Lucien Perkins and Alec MacKaye about the new Hard Art photography book which documents the DC music scene of the late 70s and early 80s! The book is being published by Akashic Books in June 2013. Tune in!
Eye-Candy Monday: What I saw at Frieze
Eye-Candy Monday: What I saw at Frieze NY
“3 Squares” 48”x48”, oil on canvas, 2013
LOVE LOVE LOVE this by local DC painter Trevor Young!
When it comes to art fairs, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. That’s why when I go, I mentally commit to the fact that I won’t see everything and may in fact miss some cool things. I also don’t usually expect to find anything affordable, although I have been surprised in some cases. I do expect to be wowed by at least a few artists. I do expect that there will be places to rest and recover. So basically attending art fairs is an exercise in managing expectations.
I really enjoyed Frieze New York. From the ferry ride to my parting stroll through the outdoor sculptures. Also, for the first time ever, I brought my mother with me to an art fair…and her insights were pretty great, if not comical (“this artist doesn’t seem like he’s trying” and “you sure like hanging out with weirdos”). Frieze, I will be back!
Logistics - there is really something special about an art fair on an island. And one that has enough space for you to move around and have some vistas, especially if you get there early. But it needed more air circulation. Too warm, especially in eating areas. But great bathrooms!
Galleries - a great variety of the reliables and folks I’d never heard of. Europe had a strong presence. The booths were spacious, and gallerists for the most part didn’t overcrowd them. Some of my favorites overall: Sfeir-Semler (Beirut-Lebanon); Third Line (Dubai); Modern Art? (London); Thaddeus Ropac (France-Austria); Carl Freedman (London).
Artists - Check my Instagram account for some of my favorite artists and images from Frieze. Too many to list here, but generally, some really quality work and yes, I was wowed.
Food - Awesome choices for food and drink. Mission Chinese, Frankie Spuntinos, the Fat Radish, and more. The Fat Radish salad bar was probably the best food, for the best price, and at the best quality. So delicious! I am a big fan.Frieze, well done, well done.
I’ll be live tweeting from the Frieze Art Fair in New York City today! Follow me on Twitter @TheDCDocent for art fair shenanigans.
Reposting this from flavorpill: Powerfully Evocative Portraits of Four Sisters Photographed Over 30 Years.
I remember seeing some of these photographs by Nicholas Nixon in 2005 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography as part of the exhibit How Photography Changed People’s Viewpoint (Part 4. CHAOS Our time, and Our future). I still have the Japanese-language catalog from the show, which besides these photographs, was pretty brilliant with some of the best American, European and Japanese photographers of the 20th century.