1/27/16: More work on the digital collage. Starting to come together.
1/28/16: Work on an assemblage.
I’m making an effort to actually read the National Geographic magazines that I get instead of just flipping through and looking at the photos. I thought this spread was especially beautiful…
1/29/16 and 1/30/16: Took the train up to NYC. Went to MOMA, saw lots of interesting stuff. The main exhibit was of Picasso Sculpture. At first I wasn’t too impressed as I’m not often particularly interested in sculpture, and while I have a lot of respect for Picasso he’s not among my favorite artists. I was previously familiar with some of his sculpture, particularly the absinthe glasses, but I found myself being impressed with both the quantity and variety of the sculptures on display. Here are some of my favorites:
I also really enjoyed Soldier, Spectre, Shaman: The Figure and the Second World War. Who knows why I’m so drawn to dark and creepy images. I also like exhibits that include work that are by artists I’ve never heard of before. Favorites included this series of etchings by Chimei Hamada (which reminded me a bit of Dali, particularly the distorted figures):
The other exhibit that I saw was Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection. My favorites by far were these images by Seher Shah (they were labeled as digital prints so I’m not sure what the process was.)
I then met up with a friend and went to the preview event for Postcards from the Edge. It was fun hunting for our postcards among the 1500 or so submissions and the wall-to-wall crowd. We went back on Saturday when it was less crowded, and both of our cards were still there. I hope my card found a happy home!