Category Archives: art

Paint

Thanks in large part to the calming voice and poofy hair of Mr. Bob Ross, to this day I find globs of paint and palates incredibly comforting. So photographing the blue-hued corner of Suzy Barnard‘s studio for my Dogpatchwork project was a pretty great way to spend the morning.

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You are invited

I’ve recently started to get to know and work with the folks of The Workshop Residence, a fantastic program in Dogpatch. Providing residence and production facilities to artists who produce limited edition works, it “aims to foster and promote innovative cross-pollination between the worlds of craft, art and design.”

The artist currently in residence is Lauren DiCioccio , whose work is thought-provoking and beautiful and friendly nature is infectious. Last Sunday, she led an embroidery workshop, at which I happily spent hours at a long table, meeting new people and concentrating on tiny stitches, a pretty impressive feat.

I Love You California

Paintings by Annie Galvin of 3 Fish Studios

Such possibilities

I am loving the feeling of being in a studio again and the wonderful spirit of Annie and Eric from 3 Fish Studios, who opened up their space to us regular folk on Sunday.

Exploded Views by Jim Campbell

I had the great pleasure of experiencing Jim Campbell’s installation Scattered Light in Madison Square Park last winter and found it mesmerizing, calming and reflective. So I was very happily surprised to see another of his work (part of which is shown in this photo), Exploded Views, in the main entrance at SF MOMA! A required viewing in person.

“I wish for love”

On Wednesday, I had one of those New York days that you dream you’ll have when you’re 15, hanging out with your best friend in your room in New Jersey, talking about the time when you’ll finally live in the city.

Sandwiched between many long days with lots of work, I gave myself Wednesday off for a long-overdue visit to MoMA. Accompanied by a companion (who shall remain nameless, since her day-off was less kosher) and armed with some sweet free passes, we hit the ground running.

Over the course of the day we were able to see the exhibitions on Abstract Expressionist New York, Matisse, New Photography 2010, Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, Architectures of Social Engagement and the Sculpture Garden, all with time for a leisurely lunch and a quick trip to the Design Store (you’ll want to find me and my color spectrum umbrella next time it rains).

Among the many highlights are some of the pieces pictured here. Call me a sap, but I loved the way Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree brought people together while sparking some unexpected self-reflection. There were wishes for love, for peace, for children, for good health, for green cards, for courage. And, not surprisingly, one that admitted, “I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller…”