The Up and Down, Back and Forth of Gallery Five

While sitting at my desk, thinking of a passage in William Faulkner’s "As I Lay Dying" concerning the horizontal and vertical in life, death, and art, I conjured up a mental image of the space and art in the fifth gallery...

Poison Tree

Things I May (Or May Not) Have Learned From Keith Wilson's "Cave and Mountain" Tour of The Modern

1. Tadao Ando’s homage to Marcel Duchamp is...

Tuesday Evenings: Eve Sussman's "whiteonwhite: algorithmicthriller"

Conversation is plentiful after the Eve Sussman|Rufus Corporation presentation...

NO FREE READING: Michael Corris Opens This Fall's Tuesday Evenings

This past Tuesday, in spite of torrential rain and tornado watches, ninety-four undeterred people gathered to hear from artist, writer, and professor Michael Corris. These faithful folks were rewarded with a sometimes dense, often funny, and consistently thoughtful presentation on issues concerning the use of text in contemporary art.

Viewfinder: Concrete

 

Smooth, cold, solid, constant, gray, natural, soft.

Viewfinder: Art Study

Drawing from artists such as Guston, Gerhard, Warhol, and Ruscha, artist Libby Black led students in Art Study last week...

"An Example of Free Thought" : Robert Motherwell and James Joyce

The first work of art that a visitor sees when walking into The Modern's downstairs galleries...

Viewfinder: From Above

A couple of days after I took this photo I stood in his place over the balcony. I expected to be overwhelmed by a large expansive view of the water but instead was surprised and initially...

Artist Background: Ellsworth Kelly (Part 3)

I have often found that to gain a deeper understanding of a work of art, it helps to know its historical context...

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