freewheelin’

Art, exhibitions

Headed to Houston over the weekend to visit the Houston Fine Art Fair and check out all the amazing museums and collections the big city has to offer. I enjoyed seeing the MFA Houston’s James Turrell Retrospective that is currently on view in conjunction with his major retrospectives at the Guggenheim and LACMA. Hoping I have time to make the trek out to California before the show goes down in April so I can pick up the “I visited all three cities T-Shirt. ” Anyway,  here are some of my favorites from the art packed weekend. turrel 2James Turrell, The Light Inside 1999 permanently installed at the MFA Houston.

tureel 2James Turrell,  Acro, Green 1968 as part of the James Turrell: Retrospective @ the MFA Houston.

tureel 3James Turrell, Tycho, White 1967 as part of the James Turrell: Retrospective @ the MFA Houston.

menilMichael Heizer, Isolated Mass/Circumflex (#2) 1968-1972 in the lawn of the Menil Collection.

wang weiWang Wei, 1/30th of Second Underwater 1999 @ the MFA Houston.

IMG_6543Dan Graham, Triangular Solid with Circular Inserts (Variation F) 1997 @ the MFA Houston.

IMG_6549Inside view of the Rothko Chapel apart of the Menil Collection.

IMG_6550Inside view of the Dan Flavin Warehouse apart of the Menil Collection.

barnettBarnett Newman, Broken Oblesisk 1963.

contemporaryinstallation view of exhibition Graphic Design: Now in Production at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

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[another view of] James Turrell, The Light Inside 1999.

not to be ignored.

Photography

used to spend a lot of time looking at photographs of the war in Afghanistan, searching for some sort of insight or information that would tell me exactly what it was like. Although I did find some incredible images (many that I showed here), the moment I saw these photographs by artist Dima Gavrysh, I found what I had been looking for.. a nuanced yet powerful glimpse of the emotional side of war. 
"SOLDIERS OF ZEROK"Dima Gavrysh, Untitled from Soldiers of Zerok

Inshallah_Dima_Gavrysh_DG_002_600Dima Gavrysh, Untitled from Inshallah 

Inshallah_Dima_Gavrysh_DG_007_600Dima Gavrysh, Untitled from Inshallah 

Inshallah_Dima_Gavrysh_DG_021_600Dima Gavrysh, Untitled from Inshallah 

Inshallah_Dima_Gavrysh_DG_008_600Dima Gavrysh, Untitled from Inshallah 

Inshallah_Dima_Gavrysh_DG_016_600Dima Gavrysh, Untitled from Inshallah 

Photo by Dima Gavrysh. (C)2011.Dima Gavrysh, Untitled from Inshallah 

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Dima Gavrysh, Untitled from Inshallah 

Inshallah_Dima_Gavrysh_DG_019_600Dima Gavrysh, Untitled from Inshallah 

Inshallah_Dima_Gavrysh_DG_023_600Dima Gavrysh, Untitled from Inshallah 

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Dima Gavrysh, Untitled from Inshallah 

"SOLDIERS OF ZEROK"
Dima Gavrysh, Untitled from Soldiers of Zerok

Dima Gavrysh’s Artist Website Here.