Friday, September 27, 2013
William John Kennedy: WARHOL LOVE INDIANA at Steven Kasher Gallery in NYC. "...Kennedy’s images capture the two artists and their soon-to-be iconic works at the birth of their careers and the birth of the Pop Art movement. The young artists are portrayed as both playful and serious, and even prescient of their future fame. Kennedy produced one of the few images of Warhol and Indiana together. He captured Indiana in his studio with his first LOVE painting. Kennedy’s photographs of Warhol are unique in their portrayal of the artist interacting with his paintings in a year that he produced more masterpieces than any other year: Marilyn, Liz, Jackie, Most Wanted, Elvis, Race Riot, Early Self, and Flowers, to name a few. It was Warhol’s second year making films, the year of Blow Job, Empire, Eat (starring Indiana) and the first Screen Tests. Kennedy’s insight was to reveal Warhol and Indiana in performance with their signature artworks."
Excerpt from Eisenstein's October - Ten Days That Shook the World
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Cristina De Middel “The Afronauts”
Cristina De Middel “The Afronauts” at Dillon Gallery in NYC. "...In 1964, still living the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the US and the Soviet Union in the space race. Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, a schoolteacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting the necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support and one of the astronauts, a 16-year-old girl, became pregnant and had to quit. This is how the heroic initiative turned into a curious episode in African history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger."
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
George Tice: 60 years of Photography
George Tice: 60 years of Photography at Nailya Alexander Gallery. "...Exhibited internationally, George Tice’s work is represented in over one hundred museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Newark Museum. George Tice’s first show in New York was at the Underground Gallery in 1965. In 1972, he had a one-man show Paterson, New Jersey at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The International Center of Photography exhibited George Tice: Urban Landscapes in 2002."
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Been There, Done That: The Early Explorations of Kenneth Josephson
Been There, Done That: The Early Explorations of Kenneth Josephson at Stephen Daiter Gallery in Chicago, IL. "...Josephson's early visual experiments ran the gamut of imaginative approaches and were rooted in the highest technical standards of his craft. Before others he employed the conceits of images within images and posed questions such as what is the importance and reality of the photograph itself as a physical object."