Archives For Art
My favorite shows at the Met have been when the curators mix the old and new, the classical and the modern and the high and the low. The Met sculpture exhibition Is astounding and for this exhibition it takes a village of curators. Run don’t walk to see this show:
Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and The Body (1300–Now) is one of the best shows this year and every piece is a knock out.
Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) is curated by Luke Syson, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, and Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman of Modern and Contemporary Art, both at The Met, with Brinda Kumar, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met, and Emerson Bowyer, Searle Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, with the assistance of Elyse Nelson, Research Associate, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Met.
This is the first known painting by Michelangelo, described by his earliest biographers and believed to have been painted when he was twelve or thirteen years old!!!
Michelangelo’s First Painting at age 13
Justyna Badach has done what few artists can with this new series of appropriated ISIS film stills which are all printed by hand and made with gun powder. Yes, these are very unique photographs that could possibly be a first in the history of photography because they have incorporated gun powder with a photographic emulsion to tell the story of war and indoctrination. These haunting dichromate photographs are literally made with the very substances that propel all wars. Run don’t walk to see this exhibition by an artist at the top of her game who combines a refugee’s personal narrative with a global feminine and most importantly; human perspective on men, war, religion and ultimately the brainwashing of young minds.
Justyna Badach Exhibition: Land of Epic Battles
January 16 – March 2, 2018
Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery
Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 1, 6pm
Reception: Thursday, February 1, 5-7pm
The Master finally gets his really big show (and lives to see it).
“Stephen Shore encompasses the entirety of the artist’s work of the last five decades, during which he has conducted a continual, restless interrogation of image making, from the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager to his current engagement with digital platforms.
One of the most significant photographers of our time, Stephen Shore (American, b. 1947) has often been considered alongside other artists who rose to prominence in the 1970s by capturing the mundane aspects of American popular culture in straightforward, unglamorous images. But Shore has worked with many forms of photography, switching from cheap automatic cameras to large-format cameras in the 1970s, pioneering the use of color before returning to black and white in the 1990s, and in the 2000s taking up the opportunities of digital photography, digital printing, and social media.”
Great behind the scenes look at putting together this huge exhibition.
Steven Shore at The Museum of Modern Art