Octagonal Blessing

There is an octagonal gallery at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, NM, that is dedicated to a permanent installation of 7 Agnes Martin paintings. It has a skylight in the center with 4 seats by Donald Judd right below it. I absolutely love this room. I saw it in December (2015) when I…

Ceramic Pastries

I have so many photos from great art shows I’ve seen that would’ve ended up on Facebook, had we not broken up a couple of years ago. For a while I tried to get in to ArtStack instead but it didn’t stick for some reason. Here’s a highlight from last September (2015): Ron Nagle at…

Understanding

Strolling through Brooklyn Bridge Park last night, a friend and I happened upon Martin Creed’s big sign as the sun was setting over New Jersey. It’s installed right by the water in a newer section of the park and sits on a large pedestal with stair-like steps that offers a different view–both of the work…

Creativity

I find the urge to write a tender impulse. Impossible to force, bribe or fake, it needs to want to happen. Without interest in polite obligation, the itch to write — like most creative cravings — is more likely to pay a visit when extended an open invitation and plenty of room to play. Providing…

Moral Imagination

Late last year I attended a pre-Sundance screening of the documentary “How to let go of the World and Love all the Things Climate can’t Change.” In this film, the director Josh Fox (who also made the Academy Award nominated “Gasland” and its sequel “Gasland II”; films that were crucial to securing the recent victory…