Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dark Sky

Izah Gallagher, 2009
© Izah K. Gallagher

I choose to post these pictures at the end of the semester, as bookend to images form my first project this semester. A sense of completion, no?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Whitney Biennial Artists

Mika Rottenberg
Cheese 2008

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M.K. Guth
Ties of Protection and Safekeeping

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Rodney McMillian

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I choose these artists from the Whitney 2008 Biennial as I was interested in the depiction of space in the picture plane.

You Will Not Erase Me

Izah Gallagher, 2009
You Will Not Erase Me
© Izah K. Gallagher

I choose these two images as they also investigate the idea of erasure, using human figure as symbol for same.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Julie Mehretu:Grey Area

Julie Mehretu
Berliner Plaetze, 2008/09
Ink and Acrylic on Canvas, 304,8 x 426,7 cm
Commissioned Work by the Deutsche Bank in consultation with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin

I was interested in Mehretu's works that deal with "erasure, decay, and liminality". As with portions of my photographs posted thi week, a portion of the image is erased -- leaving her canvases in "an indeterminate state". Interesting, no? Wish I could go? Yes.

Deutsche Guggenheim
October 28, 2009 - January 6, 2010


Adrian Ghenie

"Pie Fight Study VIII", 2009
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 38x33 cm
Courtesy Haunch of Venison, London
Adrian Ghenie

I really enjoy the interplay of textual surface and subtle color palate in Ghenie's work. Compositionally, it's terrific. And, it's a study of pie fights. What could be better? Nothing.

November 19, 2009 - February 14, 2010

Curated by: Magda Radu

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest
2-4 Izvor Street
050563, Bucharest (Romania)
Wednesday – Sunday, 10.00 – 18.00
Tel: +40 21 3189137


Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet
Antigone, 1991
Courtesy Cineteca Bologna Of A People Who Are Missing

I was interested in two ideas explored in the work of Straub and Hulliet: a) transformation of a work from one medium to an other, such as literature, painting and music into film, as a process of re-reading, re-inventing or readjusting of meaning, and b) the fact that the artists categorically refused to offer any kind of interpretation that might ease or facilitate access to the artwork or so-called original. Interesting in light of our Artist's Statement project, no?

Exhibition and Ciné-Club
On films by Danièle Huillet &
Jean-Marie Straub
November 13 - December 20, 2009

Extra City – Kunsthal Antwerpen
Tulpstraat 79
2060 Antwerp – Belgium


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dead and Beautiful

Izah Gallagher
Dead and Beautiful, 2009
© Izah K. Gallagher

A documentary. I choose theses images for color and texture and mood.