“Turn Up The Bass”

The title of this show is way too upbeat for my current somber, post-election mood, but the work in this recent exhibition was so phenomenally good that it has to be mentioned here. My words are not going add much that isn’t already visible in the pictures so please forgive me while I stick to…

Light in the Dark

Went to see Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight at the Whitney on Saturday night. Spent a good couple of hours there (partly because I was waiting for a friend to arrive, late) and it’s a show that’s worth every minute. My only complaint is that the show doesn’t include more works by this 101 year…

Flash from the past

Here is a re-post of a response I wrote to a discussion following an article on Hyperallergic back in 2012. The topic was a highly controversial “performance” by Swedish artist Makode Linde which I and many others found deeply disturbing. My original response was more rambling (and included several snide remarks which I have removed…

The Anatomy of Grief

I’ve sometimes thought about how the works of art that have touched me the most all share a certain inescapable characteristic. This elusive but absolutely vital something doesn’t necessarily hinge on materials and aesthetics, but has more to do with what I think of as an undefined indication of Truth. By this I don’t mean…

On the Titles of Things

Saturday I went to see Jessica Stockholder at Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Chelsea. I have liked her work for years and this show was no exception: her practice of performing wonky marriages between practically disparate materials and whole and partial objects creates a delightful itch at the very back of my head that makes me…

Storm King Sculpture Park

Despite starting out on a bit of a rough note (courtesy of the Trailways’ counter staff at the Port Authority who clearly hasn’t grasped the purpose of e-tickets…), last Sunday reached near perfection as I spent the day walking around Storm King. Over 100 sculptures are deliberately placed in the landscape of this park which…

On “The Language of Things”

I’m a big fan of the Public Art Fund and generally like their NYC-wide, temporary installations. The title of the current show in City Hall Park, The Language of Things, had me excited but ultimately left me unimpressed. On Aug. 4, Ken Johnson wrote that the park was “alarmingly unkempt” and this was the case…

Grosse on the Beach

Yesterday, a friend and I took the NYC Water Taxi out to the Rockaways to spend a lazy afternoon at Riis Beach. We also wanted to check out Katharina Grosse’s new public art piece which will be up for the duration of the summer. Although I have yet to see her sprawling paint job psychylustro…

The Possibility Wave

It’s been a long time coming (1 year and 10 months to be exact) but I now finally have a fabricator on board for my Percent for Art commission! The sculpture–initially titled Sound-Wave-Sound but more recently renamed The Possibility Wave*–is going to be suspended from the ceiling in the 24 feet high lobby of PS335Q…

A Temple to Minimalism

A friend and I made the trip up to Dia:Beacon in June last year. It was a sunny and warm Friday and the place felt surprisingly empty. We spent the whole day there, our low-key conversation meandering as we slowly made our way through the different areas. My friend, who visited for the first time…

Melt to Earth

Here are few pics from October, 2013: Aaron Curry’s sculptures surrounding the fountain at the Lincoln Center. I really enjoyed these big wonky painted aluminum things. They looked like kids’ drawings in 3D, made out of rubber or plastic.

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…