Friday, July 22, 2011

Stuff in the midwest to see this summer

Hi,
 There are 3 shows I'm going to get to before the end of the summer. If any of you are in the midwest you should try and check them out.

The MCA in chicago is featuring two artists I really like, Joseph Cornell and Marc Bradford. I am pretty sure the Bradford stuff  is the same stuff that was at the ICA last winter but it would be worth it to see it again. Cornell info Bradford info

The Block Museum at Northwestern is having a show of Kiki Smith stuff. It is an interesting take on organizing a show beacuse it features her working process and her source matereials more so than her finished pieces. KIKI!

Lastly and I think this ties in with Neuman's Archive class, The Kohler Art Center which is about an hour  north of Milwaukee is having a show about Memory.  The show is divided into several sections of memory: Holding memory, Forget Memory, Shared Memory, and From Memory
Memory!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My mentor is cooler than your mentor


My new mentor is cooler than yours
I met with my new mentor a few weeks ago and wanted to say that we totally had like 10 geek out moments about creepy medical stuff.

Here is her site. Check her stuff out. She’s super rad.

http://www.lindavitamvas.com/


We talked about Eva Hesse and she asked me something that I thought was an amazing question.... She asked "what do you like about her work?" My reply was that although she was considered post minimalist I felt like all of her pieces referenced the body and anatomy.  and then she asked "well how did she do that?" Obvious questions for most of you but I had never thought of it that way. 

and I'm like 99 percent sure that I will be going to Boston this fall to see the show at the ICA
http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/evahesse_2011/

We are meeting on the 12th so I will post my in- progress work and her comments after that.