I’m going to make a bold claim and say that last night I saw one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen, Pina, which is playing at BAM in 3-D.

As someone who knows very little technically about dance- I have not been able to stop thinking about movement since I left the theater. Each shot of this movie was amazingly well art directed with an incredible use of light, space and color. The tribute performances to Pina, which take place all over the German city of Wuppertal, each feel meticulously contained but yet explode with energy.

More info about the talented late Pina Bausch here.




I love the whimsy and humor of this London based guerrilla gardener who calls himself The Pothole Gardener. The images above are from a pothole garden inspired by the Royal Wedding. Check out more here.

I love the whimsy and humor of this London based guerrilla gardener who calls himself The Pothole Gardener. The images above are from a pothole garden inspired by the Royal Wedding. Check out more here.

Tags: art

My friend, the talented Veng, is having a show in LA next month. If you are in the area, I recommend stopping by!
Opens Saturday Feb. 11th, 2012
Cave Gallery
1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice CA 90291

My friend, the talented Veng, is having a show in LA next month. If you are in the area, I recommend stopping by!

Opens Saturday Feb. 11th, 2012

Cave Gallery

1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice CA 90291

Tags: art

Last night I had the great pleasure of visiting with Christo and then hear him give a talk about his two current works in progress, Over the River, and The Mastaba: Project for the UAE. At 75 years young, Christo spoke with such energy and passion that the whole room was swept up in it. I can now understand how he and Jeanne Claude have been able to accomplish such monumental works! It was so interesting to hear the unique approach the couple has had for funding and carrying out their works. Christo and Jeanne Claude set up each project as a separate corporation, with its own staff, insurance and bank account. Whenever a project is up they literally “rent” the space and take full responsibilities and all rights for all aspects of the location. For example, when they produced The Gates, it snowed in NYC and the couple hired their own people to come into the park and shovel the sidewalks and streets…they rented the whole park for the durration of the project! Even more surprising, he raises all the funding for the projects by selling his own works (like the one below) and he said that he and Jeanne Claude are the largest collectors of their own works. They never work with galleries, they do all the selling themselves.  I look forward to following his current projects, and hope he is around to complete many more.  

Last night I had the great pleasure of visiting with Christo and then hear him give a talk about his two current works in progress, Over the River, and The Mastaba: Project for the UAE. At 75 years young, Christo spoke with such energy and passion that the whole room was swept up in it. I can now understand how he and Jeanne Claude have been able to accomplish such monumental works! It was so interesting to hear the unique approach the couple has had for funding and carrying out their works. Christo and Jeanne Claude set up each project as a separate corporation, with its own staff, insurance and bank account. Whenever a project is up they literally “rent” the space and take full responsibilities and all rights for all aspects of the location. For example, when they produced The Gates, it snowed in NYC and the couple hired their own people to come into the park and shovel the sidewalks and streets…they rented the whole park for the durration of the project! Even more surprising, he raises all the funding for the projects by selling his own works (like the one below) and he said that he and Jeanne Claude are the largest collectors of their own works. They never work with galleries, they do all the selling themselves.  I look forward to following his current projects, and hope he is around to complete many more.  

I was excited to discover this weeks segment, from the always lovely Kurt Anderson’s Studio 360, sharing a hopeful update about the current state of the arts in my hometown: 
“The public radio show Studio 360 took a local look at the budget battles over arts funding in this week’s show. Host Kurt Anderson interviewed an unlikely hero in a tooth and nail fight to save state-funded arts in Kansas. Listen to how, and why Senator Roger Reitz is rallying support to saving arts in his state.” (good)
Come on Kansas…prove why you are the HEARTland!

I was excited to discover this weeks segment, from the always lovely Kurt Anderson’s Studio 360, sharing a hopeful update about the current state of the arts in my hometown: 

The public radio show Studio 360 took a local look at the budget battles over arts funding in this week’s show. Host Kurt Anderson interviewed an unlikely hero in a tooth and nail fight to save state-funded arts in Kansas. Listen to how, and why Senator Roger Reitz is rallying support to saving arts in his state.” (good)

Come on Kansas…prove why you are the HEARTland!


The Invariant SetLe Gallery October 9 - November 1 The Invariant Set Postulate is a proposed new physical law describing the universe through a geometrical framework that, in its simplest form, is timeless and fractilian. The Invariant Set uses this framework to describe and differentiate between the reality and the unreality of our universe and squarely defines both as rigid and unchanging. It is through the fields of theoretical physics and its applications that a whole new universe of knowledge has opened up which coincides with contemporary emergences of geometric abstract figurations in art. Anna Pantchev and James Gauvreau have developed a process-heavy body of work exploring these and other concepts of cosmology such as lambda and spirituality, reflecting on our ever shifting perception of the universe and it’s origins. Independently, Gauvreau, a street and installation artist and Pantchev, a painter, have been developing separate yet overlapping artistic practices, finding common ground in both the conceptual and aesthetic realms. Together, they have taken on The Invariant Set as both the name of this show and as their collective name for any future collaborations.



The Invariant Set

Le Gallery October 9 - November 1 The Invariant Set Postulate is a proposed new physical law describing the universe through a geometrical framework that, in its simplest form, is timeless and fractilian. The Invariant Set uses this framework to describe and differentiate between the reality and the unreality of our universe and squarely defines both as rigid and unchanging. It is through the fields of theoretical physics and its applications that a whole new universe of knowledge has opened up which coincides with contemporary emergences of geometric abstract figurations in art. Anna Pantchev and James Gauvreau have developed a process-heavy body of work exploring these and other concepts of cosmology such as lambda and spirituality, reflecting on our ever shifting perception of the universe and it’s origins. Independently, Gauvreau, a street and installation artist and Pantchev, a painter, have been developing separate yet overlapping artistic practices, finding common ground in both the conceptual and aesthetic realms. Together, they have taken on The Invariant Set as both the name of this show and as their collective name for any future collaborations.

Tags: art design

Emily Barletta's Horizon 
felt, thread, and glue 74 x 24 x 4 inchesArtists Statement:
"My art began as a way to filter pain out of my body through my hands. The tedious and meditative processes of crochet and embroidery helped me to be mindful and present while carrying on. Since then each day has become a project in counting the hours and my artwork has become a record for the passage of time and events that occurred therein.
The repetitive gestures, marks, and shape building techniques accumulated and combined in mass create larger works. However I try to focus on the individual movement as it is happening and not plan what a piece will look like in the end. The materials have a way they want to naturally move and grow. It is futile to try and work against them by planning. I view each object I make as a physical container instilled with the memories and experiences that occurred while it was being made. Through my art I create imaginary machines that organically grow and pattern to reference flesh, blood, muscles, cells, plants, topography, molds, and diseases.
These artworks attempt to evoke emotions relating to pain, love, loneliness, and endurance. They attempt to dislodge and find comfort in the things you cannot recover from; the things that are waiting in the dark when the quiet nighttime comes rushing in.”

Emily Barletta's Horizon

felt, thread, and glue 74 x 24 x 4 inches
Artists Statement:

"My art began as a way to filter pain out of my body through my hands. The tedious and meditative processes of crochet and embroidery helped me to be mindful and present while carrying on. Since then each day has become a project in counting the hours and my artwork has become a record for the passage of time and events that occurred therein.


The repetitive gestures, marks, and shape building techniques accumulated and combined in mass create larger works. However I try to focus on the individual movement as it is happening and not plan what a piece will look like in the end. The materials have a way they want to naturally move and grow. It is futile to try and work against them by planning. I view each object I make as a physical container instilled with the memories and experiences that occurred while it was being made. Through my art I create imaginary machines that organically grow and pattern to reference flesh, blood, muscles, cells, plants, topography, molds, and diseases.


These artworks attempt to evoke emotions relating to pain, love, loneliness, and endurance. They attempt to dislodge and find comfort in the things you cannot recover from; the things that are waiting in the dark when the quiet nighttime comes rushing in.”

Tags: art design

"Designer Kristen Wicklund is showing a beautiful collection of crocheted cotton lace dipped in liquid porcelain. After Kristen dips the lace in porcelain she fires it in a mold; during the firing the fiber burns out completely and leaves a (gorgeous) hollow porcelain shell of lace.The show is taking place at greenwich house pottery until december 20th, so if you’re in town for the holidays, be sure to check it out!” via Design Sponge

"Designer Kristen Wicklund is showing a beautiful collection of crocheted cotton lace dipped in liquid porcelain. After Kristen dips the lace in porcelain she fires it in a mold; during the firing the fiber burns out completely and leaves a (gorgeous) hollow porcelain shell of lace.The show is taking place at greenwich house pottery until december 20th, so if you’re in town for the holidays, be sure to check it out!” via Design Sponge

Tags: art design