Monday, January 20, 2014

The Gap, Sheldon Vanauken

“ Between the probable and proved there yawns
A gap. Afraid to jump, we stand absurd,
Then see behind us sink the ground and, worse,
Our very standpoint crumbling. Desperate dawns
Our only hope: to leap into the Word
That opens up the shuttered universe. ”

Ken Price

This summer I got to see Ken Price's retrospective at the Met.  After that I was able to spend a week in Taos where his home was for the majority of his later years.  He grew up in Los Angeles, got his MFA in New York, and worked in Taos.  He very rarely used glazes on his ceramics but instead used layers and layers of acrylic paints which he later sanded to reveal a great depth.  When visiting the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, Price's death shrine to himself was installed, which was so fitting to see just a year after his death.  

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Rona Pondick

I recently came across Rona Pondick's work in my Gender and the Body class as she deals with the feminist critique of Freudian theories of sexuality.  She is an american sculptor who studied under Richard Serra and went to Yale to get her MFA.  She deals with a wide range of imagery including teeth, trees, human/animal hybrids, beds, etc.  You can see all of her work over at her website

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sterling Ruby

Sterling Ruby is an artist working in Los Angeles.  He works in a wide range of media including ceramics, sculpture, painting, and video.  Being inspired by the graffiti culture, his work seeks to confront the psychological space where individual expression meets social constructs.  

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lesley Dill: MIAMI 2013

This is the blackbird dress that I worked on all summer with Lesley Dill and other interns.  

Monday, January 13, 2014

A Zachary Allen and Frances Russell exchange

In order to practice the skills that we had been learning, Zach and I decided to have an exchange after the process was over.  In exchange for him making me an art cabinet out of nogal, walnut, and metal (complete with hand carved handles),  I created a handwoven (size full) merino and raw silk blanket.