Posts Tagged ‘exhibition’

Objects of Life: Patti Smith & Steven Sebring

Monday, January 11th, 2010

“Objects of Life,” a collaborative exhibit by rock legend Patti Smith and fashion photographer Steven Sebring, opened this week at the Robert Miller Gallery. It’s a complement to the pair’s Sundance-award winning documentary, “Dream of Life.” It’s also a must -see. For more info, check out my review for The New York Times Style Magazine.

Marcel Wanders Interview: Clear Magazine

Monday, December 14th, 2009

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Check out my interview with Dutch designer Marcel Wanders for Clear Magazine‘s December issue here. Marcel was a real pleasure, speaking about his new retrospective exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (his first major solo show in the US), how he’s changed as a designer over the last two decades, his latest collaborations, and what he’s learned in his career thus far….

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*images courtesy of Marcel Wanders Studio and Clear Magazine

Konstantin Grcic at the AIC

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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This winter, the Art Institute of Chicago presents German designer Konstantin Grcic‘s first US solo show. Grcic has made a career of subverting and reinterpreting familiar social and cultural references in such a way as to make them strangely, fascinatingly, unfamiliar. His minimalistic work sharpens the senses, making us question common objects we so often take for granted, and how they define the spaces in which we move. Chairs, desks, lamps, kitchen equipment, you name it: all just different enough to raise our antennae, but still recognizably approachable.

I had the opportunity to preview the exhibit for Clear Magazine‘s December issue, and the full story is available by clicking here.

Pseudodocumentation by David DiMichele

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
Broken Glass, 2006, by David DiMichele, from Pseudodocumentation

Broken Glass, 2006, by David DiMichele, from Pseudodocumentation

Holes, 2009, by David DiMichele, from Pseudodocumentation

Holes, 2009, by David DiMichele, from Pseudodocumentation

Bark, 2008, by David DiMichele, from Pseudodocumentation

Bark, 2008, by David DiMichele, from Pseudodocumentation

Ice Melting, 2007, by David DiMichele, from Pseudodocumentation

Ice Melting, 2007, by David DiMichele, from Pseudodocumentation

“Pseudodocumentation,” Los Angeles-based photographer David DiMichele’s current exhibit at Randall Scott Gallery,  is a playful examination of scale and perception. DiMichele’s subjects find themselves in dramatic surroundings – encircled by towers of melting ice, daunting slashes of bark, shards of glass –  and while intimidating, these are also simultaneously beautiful settings. But these images aren’t achieved in grand halls, museums or cavernous warehouses – no, they’re constructed at the artist’s studio table as detailed dioramas. 

Further, DiMichele’s “Pseudodocumentary”  photos make a statement about how we – the audience – see and experience the monumental art that they pay homage to. Most people don’t always have access to the first-hand experience of the type of  major installations portrayed in DiMichele’s photographs. More often, we see images of such exhibits through reproductions or websites.

DiMichele’s series is on display through October 17th at:

Randall Scott Gallery
111 Front Street #204
Brooklyn, NY 11201
212-796-2190