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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Weekend This & That


© Patrick Romero

Head over to www.mosslessmagazine.com for a quickie interview with Patrick Romero.
And of course you can re-visit my interview with Patrick by clicking here. This artist is very very talented and still somewhat undiscovered.

The Year in Pictures has a great excerpt from British Vogue in which Juergen Teller speaks about his relationship with William Eggleston. The post is titled Friends and you can find it at: www.pictureyear.blogspot.com.

Aretha pointed me to 'Klaus Haus'.
Klaus Biesenbach has curated some of the best shows in the past couple of years at PS1. W Magazine recently did a piece about his New York apartment. Mr. Biesenbach's apartment serves (or vision really) as a great reminder that the world is what you make it.
You can see 'Klaus Haus' (it really should be 'Klaushaus', but that is a whole different discussion) at: www.wmagazine.com (there is a slide show & an article).
YouTube also has a tour of 'Klaus Haus", click here.
And to hear Klaus Biesenbach speak about Piplotti Rist's work visit MOMA's YouTube page.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Alexis Anne Mackenzie



It Matters To Me, 2009 and Youthless, 2009 ©Alexis Anne Mackenzie.

Via Camilla Engman I came across Alexis Anne Mackenzie's exquisite collages . While I trained primarily in photography my heart is often in other mediums & aesthetics. Alexis' work completely inspired me this week and I am grateful to her for letting me share some of her collages with you.
Please also visit www.alexisanne.com to see more of her work online.

Alexis' work will be showcased at the following galleries in 2010:

Paper!Awesome!, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco. February 2010. (Group Exhibit)

Forthcoming Solo Show, POVevolving Gallery. Los Angeles. March 2010. (Solo Exhibit)

Forthcoming Group Exhibition, KRETS Gallery, Malmö, Sweden. March 2010. (Group Exhibit)

Gallery 2, ebersmoore. Chicago. April 23-May 22, 2010. (Solo Exhibit)

New Directions In Collage, NEIU Fine Arts Center Gallery, Chicago. June 2010. (Group Exhibit)


Bladder Campion, 2007 ©Alexis Anne Mackenzie

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Conversation with Aya Brackett


All Images © Aya Brackett

Aya Brackett is a master of light and observation. I am grateful to A Cup of Jo for introducing me to this wonderful photographer. Please head over to www.nymphoto.blogspot.com to read my interview with Aya Bracket and to see more of her quietly beautiful observations of the quotidian and the extraordinary.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Margot Gayle


My favorite person (my husband) walking down my favorite street - thanks Margot Gayle for helping to preserve the marvelous Soho Architecture. © Nina Buesing Corvallo

The Jefferson Market Library is one of the many buildings saved by Margot Gayle. And being at this library today prompted my husband to say: "Margot Gayle is the godmother of everything I love about NYC." So true. There would be no Soho left without her and I think being engaged in the community is actually what makes you a real New Yorker. She might have been born in Missouri, but Margot Gayle was a true New Yorker.
If you don't know about Margot Gayle, head over to Wikipedia to find out more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margot_Gayle

Monday, January 25, 2010

Manners


12th Edition of Emily Post' Etiquette

The other day I gave my friend a copy of Emily Post's Etiquette. Not because he needed it, but because I thought he might appreciate it. This friend is in fact very well mannered and I like that. Once a year on this blog I like to pontificate on the importance of etiquette and manners. Being polite makes the world a better place. All the little 'please' and 'thank you's and sweet smiles add up and make the world just a little better.
And as long as you are polite I can deal with you, even if I don't like you. Politeness (which includes the observation of boundaries) is the essence of civility and peace in my book. Of course everyone is rude sometimes (me culpa!) but the goal, me thinks, should be to be well mannered.