“And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.” – Kurt Vonnegut
Matthew Brandt’s artist website here.
Matthew Brandt, Wilma Lake CA 1, c-print soaked in Wilma Lake water 2008.
Matthew Brandt, Alcova Reservoir WY 2, c-print soaked in Alcova Reservoir water 2008.
“If experimenting with the processing and surfaces of photographic prints seems like a relic in the digital age, it’s far from it. If anything, today’s predominance of screen-only interaction has made the importance of the photo as object more beguiling to both emerging and established photographers.” – Lori Fredrickson from American Photo. Read more about this series here.
art from my trip to nyc. Jeff Koons, Play-doh 1994-2014 on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Dan Graham with Günther Vogt, The Roof Garden 2014 @ the Met.
Ed Ruscha, Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today 2014 on the high line.
Isa Genzken’s “Rose II” 2007/2008 @ MoMA.
Daniel Arnold, Untitled 2014. Daniel Arnold, Untitled 2014. Daniel Arnold, Untitled 2014. Daniel Arnold, Untitled 2014. Daniel Arnold, Untitled 2014. Daniel Arnold, Untitled 2014. Daniel Arnold, Untitled 2014. Daniel Arnold, Untitled 2014. Daniel Arnold, Untitled 2014.
More than anything, [New York] is such an endlessly interesting city. Person to person, people put on so many layers of artifice and armor. They’re so consciously prepared for the world. Inevitably there are moments when all of that becomes transparent and they’re just a shitty, honest, basic version of themselves no matter how dressed up or guarded they are. I think that’s what keeps me looking. – Daniel Arnold from this interview.
Penelope Umbrico, detail from installation of Moving Mountrains 2011.
Penelope Umbrico, Mock-up for exhibition installation of Moving Mountains (1850–2012) for Aperture Remix, 2012.
Penelope Umbrico, Double Weston with 35mm Medium Format Vintage Instant and Lightleak, from Mountains, Moving 2014.
I travel, navigate, through virtual space and I look for things that will support an idea I have. I make screenshots or download images and crop them in specific ways for what I am looking for. I frame the virtual world the way I want to see it. This is what a photographer does, frames and edits the world in the way that she sees it. So, at one point, I decided not to make a distinction between my practice and traditional photographic practice. – Penelope Umbrico from here.
Andrew Piccone’s artist website here. Andrew Piccone, Untitled 2014.
…Let me call out to and ask the birds flying about in the sky
I want to convey to them my feelings
Over many long years, with art as a weapon
I have treaded the path in search of love
During the days I have lived through keeping “despair”, “emptiness” and “loneliness” all to myself along the way
there were times when the fireworks of life “splendidly” adorned the sky
Dancing in the night sky in a myriad of colors, the fireworks sprinkled dust all over my body
I will never forget that exhilarating moment
Now I think is the time to dedicate my heart to you, my dearest…
– excerpt by Yayoi Kusama, Residing in a Castle of Shed Tears
which accompanies Kusama’s I Who Have Arrived in Heaven exhibition now on view at David Zwirner Gallery.
Read the entire poem here.
Ander Petersen’s Artist Website Here. Anders Petersen, Soho 2011.
Anders Petersen, Close Distance 2002. Anders Petersen, Rome 2005