Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Biennial Show at DeCordova Museum

Last Saturday, I viewed the Biennial Show at DeCordova Museum. It was part of the agenda for our New England Wax meeting. You can read a review of this show in Artscope Magazine so I was familiar with the work before I arrived. The exterior sculpture park was very exciting to me, (see bottom of post). The Biennial, well, not so much. Below are a few pix from the show.

Featured Artists
Greta Bank
Ross Cisneros
Georgie Friedman
Paul Laffoley
Philip Lique
Xander Marro
Christopher Mir
Liz Nofziger
Oscar Palacio
Otto Piene
William Pope.L
Randy Regier
Ward Shelley
Laurel Sparks
Mark Tribe
August Ventimiglia
Karin Weiner

Randy Regier, Pilot's Spacesuit, 2002

Randy Regier, Spacecraft: The Fisher Fire Fly, 2001-2009

Philip Lique, Shark: American Dream, 2008*
(*make sure to check out the Artscope Magazine article commentary about this piece).

Philip Lique, Pig: Raised to Consume, 2007

A view of the installation and the paintings of Laurel Sparks, which interested me....

And, below, some of my faves from the sculpture park!

FIRST... ta da!
Jim Dine, Two Big Black Hearts, 1985, bronze

Detail below:

 Chakaia Booker, from far away, these forms made of wood and tires
are kind of ominous and lyrical at the same time... (sorry I didn't catch all the titles)
Details below

That's all for now!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Erosion and spring repairs

 A visit to Newbury beach today was beautiful, but with
extreme erosion from the recent storms. Here is some of what we saw.
Talk about living on the edge. And you thought your flooded basement was a mess.

Obviously, these folks have been through this many times before.
But even their steel protective wall looks a little weary.

What's wrong with this picture?

And a more peaceful view of erosion.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Inspiration from Plants of the Southwest

While I haven't been posting much, I have been busy in the studio. Photos will follow in a couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, here are some absolutely lovely photos provided to me courtesy of the lovely Gail Haggard. She owns Plants of the Southwest in Santa Fe and is a very talented photographer. She has taken them over the years. I don't have IDs for the pix, but that's ok. They are some inspiration for spring to come soon.
(all photos are copyright © Gail Haggard and may not be used for reproduction without permission.)

Meanwhile it's pouring in Saxonville. Happy spring all.