Showing posts from March, 2010

Judy Ledgerwood "Chromophilia" at 1301PE (March 20, 2010 to April 24, 2010)

The artist Judy Ledgerwood at the opening on March 20, 2010.
Post Punk Female Abstraction, 2010, Oil on canvas, 15 x 15 in.
 It's later than you think, 2010, Oil on canvas, 15 x 15 in. 
On blue and breathing, 2010, Encaustic on canvas, 15 x 15 in. 
Installation View
Chromophilia, Installation (detail)
Magenta in A Minor, 2010, Oil on canvas, 96 x 80 in. (243.8 x 203.2 cm)

 Installation View with Tequila Sunrise, 2010
Monster Love, 2010, Oil on canvas, 96 x 80 in. (243.8 x 203.2 cm) 
Installation view with Magenta in A Minor, 2010

Installation View

Group Show: "Fuckheads - Portraiture for the Silicon Enlightenment " February 20 - March 20, 2010 Curated by Angela Dufresne

Curator's Statement and Press Release: Artists haven't been weighted by the responsibility to describe likeness, physical or metaphorical, in portraiture for much of the 20th century and any historical tendencies toward sentimentality that remained in the last century have been thoroughly decimated by the 21st century's anarchy of silicon intelligence. "Fuckheads" celebrates this new, unabridged democracy of images - a re-presentation of identity; linking status, indentification or appearance to a greater global context, whilst also paying homage (affectionately or not) to the individuals represented. Fueled by a deluge of information, the artists in this exhibition further expose the mechanisms of outward appearance and social identity resulting not in static, crystallized renderings, but moving amorphous things orbiting between two points; fact or "real" social identity or "virtual" new, hybrid entities. "Fuckheads"…

PDF Art Book Heaven: Downloadable Art Books and Artists' Books

I love art books. In fact, I would stand up and say "I am art book addict." I love the pictures and illustrations. The essays (sometimes) give a good perspective on the artists and art practice. I love art books so much that during a recent move, I counted 60 boxes of art books in my collection. On the other hand, I hate art books. They are so expensive. $40, $50, $60 and up for At times, they seem inaccessible and over priced. Because they are so big and bulky, art books can take up more space than I have.

   Fortunately, the internet has solved the problems with space and price with the Portable Document Format (PDF). Portable Document Format (PDF) was launched in 1993. PDF was, "developed by Adobe, and now used by government organizations, corporations, and people around the world for more secure, reliable electronic document exchange." The PDF uses the Adobe Reader, "launched in 1993, is a free, universal client software that enables users inside and out…