Friday, December 30, 2011

New York - The Whitney Museum

Sherrie Levine: Mayhem
Who knew Levine's photographs of other artists' photographs would have such an impact! Here are a couple of her pieces that have lingered with me....

Sherrie Levine (b.1947), After Karl Blossfeldt: 3, 1990. Gelatin silver print, 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm). Private collection. © Sherrie Levine. Image courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Sherrie Levine (b.1947), Gottscho-Schleisner Orchids: 2, 1964–97. Chromogenic print, 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm). Edition no. 2/10. Published by Winter Works on Paper, New York. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. © Sherrie Levine. Image courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Both images came from The Whitney Museum website here

I also found the exhibition essay really interesting, you can find it here

While wandering the many impressive spaces of The Whitney, I stumbled across this piece by Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse, No title, 1970, Latex, rope, string and wire, dimensions variable.

This image came from The Whitney Museum website, you can find it here

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New York - Brooklyn Museum

My very rushed, and unprepared, visit to the Brooklyn Museum resulted in seeing a ridiculous amount of work, but not very thoroughly.
Of all the work I saw, the Eva Hesse exhibition Eva Hesse Spectres 1960 is what I think of when I remember my time at the Brooklyn Museum.

Eva Hesse, No title, 1960, oil on canvas, 36x36 inches

There's a much better photo, and information about the exhibition here.

I was also very excited to see a Kara Walker pieceBurning African Village Play Set with Big House and Lynching, 2006, painted laser cut steel.

You can see more images of this piece on the Brooklyn Museum website, here

Friday, December 2, 2011

New York - Chelsea Galleries

So much art, so little time!! Some of the highlights from the Chelsea galleries.....

Sarah Braman, Yours, Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Yoko Ono, Uncursed! Galerie Lelong

Andreas Kocks, Re: Paint, Winston Wachter Fine Art

Keith Smith, Book by Book, Bruce Silverstein