.the world through the eyes of this girl.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

you're walking through my heart once more...

hooray! i went to the Met for my birthday and am now in love with Greek statues. i can spend two hours in there and it'll feel like two minutes! Hercules is my new fave (the younger version). I can appreciate the aesthetic much more now. i used to not even go in the Greek wing of the Met but i'm opening up to a newer perspective and this is an example.

I'd still like to hold onto my ability to find the beauty in everything...even a wall patterned by schrapnel. i was a little devastated when i realized this wall 'art' was made as a result of gunfire.

but, then i saw this photo of a dingy industrial space in russia and all of the sudden it was a little ethereal when the lights were turned on.

and i just luv this so hard.

Monday, January 26, 2009


and i was going to post about the james jean exhibit at jonathan levine gallery...but...it's so not timely at this point. it was the last show i've been to in a bit.
i will catch up and go to some more soooon.
but i have been thinking about twins a lot lately...or some derivative (our other selves) and it made me think about duality. it's hard to blend two contrasting ideas but if cooperation is sustained both parties can come out swimmingly or in some cases a person can be their whole self if they are willing to acknowledge all parts - even the darker sides. i think my twins would come out looking something like the twins on the left.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

material world

photos: orly strings; derick's wall; soft meat

at the last minute i ran over to the IMMATERIAL exhibit at Black & White Gallery. Glad I did; rarely do I like mostly everything in the entire exhibit. What attracted me to it was Orly Cagan with what I felt were beautifully loaded embroidery everywhere; I felt like I was seeing the thoughts of every girl (universally speaking) when she meets a guy she likes: a progression of phone calls, extra time doting on image, sex, aprons, planting seeds (literally and figuratively) and all the while worried that it won't be enough to keep him from thinking about how you two used to be just minutes before - or years before the present moment you are (still) together.
and...Adam Niklewicz made me smile cos I felt the sculptures were so sweet and innocent and apparently based on memory of things (real or imagined) he's experienced. read on his website; it'll make you take notice on the little things (or not. whatevs). The lighthouse arm was my fave of his. Derick Melender made a wall that was tempting to touch and snuggle; everyone was 'listening' to it as if the shirts, sweaters and jeans would tell you who wore them last; i wanted it in my room, as a bed post, the place where i'd put a setee - yes. apparently it's for sale for $17,000! what recession?!
Tamara Kostianovsky made meat and it was great. meat has so many connotations and somehow this makes me feel like i like meat and it is not inhumane to do so. maybe because it was so soft and made of fabric. something about non-fabric things made out of fabric that i really like. making something out of fabric that isn't naturally so strips it of it's guilty associations...
like this:
I can be a vegan and snuggle up with a plush cow carcass. i can enjoy a three-layer cake if it's crocheted and not in my bloodstream. Orly did the same with cupcakes, pies and fancy dishes. go see her page if you like cupcakes and pink things (Guys, this includes female parts - go! and delete your web history after your're done - or not cos you're secure in your masculinity and you can look at art full of pink things and cupcakes! when your girl sees your web history she'll think you're really in tune with her and her battle with the virgin/whore conundrum.

Kristian Kozul's boots stood out and were so fun. thank you kristian for creating this out of your head. it's like i know they have spikes in them but i still want to wear them. girls bleed into their heels and stomp new york streets every day - how will these be different...??
Boots taken with my camera phone suprisingly came out decent - I LOVE how it sparkles in this photo! Brilliant!
And Kaoru Hirano to sum up: beautiful destruction of things of material value. the dress took up a lot of space...and is $12,000. for that much i'd like to wear it out though.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

by the power of greyshkul

okaay, so it's been a while...
the holidays are over and party season is winding down and galleries are opening up from a long vacation again. my first one this year was a success. just enough eye candy to make the walk in 20ยบ weather worth it.
Guild & Greyshkul was a nice space over in SoHo. One of the entrances was a screen door (creeky wooden porch-style) and near it a tin tub full of ice and brew. classy. oh and there was a pianist playing in an alcove above us the whole time. he could be seen in the window outside too almost as if he was part of the exhibit.
art was dispersed in such a way that many including myself almost stepped on them. but it's all part of the exhibit right? i took pics of some of my faves that stood out. the picture on the left reminded me of an industrial city and the one on the right looked like ice cream scoops arranged on the floor. i love those colors together (pink, cream, chocolate). I thought the sculptures by artist, Trenton Duerksen were beautifully loaded with references to school my fave included a stack of horses in front of a chalk board (no pic). hmmm...
art doesn't give you immediate answers all the time it's like realizations that come in waves if you're lucky it comes at all.

Another realization I came across this weekend
was that impromptu Cheese & Wine nights are brilliant!