ruins of yesterday/tomorrow

October 16, 2012By candyUncategorized

Leonardo Drew at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Sept 6 – Oct. 12, 2012 Here is a man who loves making things. So much so that he created an entire world out of them. And this must be what people mean when they say art has the potential to envision an alternate reality: Leonardo Drew, at … Read More

ontology

October 16, 2012By candyUncategorized

Maya Lin’s Storm King Wavefield at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY on permanent display Home is not a physical fact but a feeling. It can have strong ties to an actual location—where one retreats after a day of work or one’s childhood hometown, for example—but not necessarily. Because home has to do with feeling … Read More

the it in the photo

October 1, 2012By candyUncategorized

Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective Guggenheim Museum June 29 – October 8, 2012 My first encounter with this artist’s work: I fell in love, it moved me to tears. Here I must inform the reader of how unusual this reaction is, that I am one of the most negative, scathing, hateful of skeptics (never really with … Read More

haters will hate

October 1, 2012By candyUncategorized

  Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Nets Whitney Museum July 12 – September 30, 2012 To reduce Kusama’s work as a symptom of her mental illness is another extension of the long familiar, bitter response to modern art, “my two year old can do that.” The dismissive commentary essentially contests the very notion of authorship of a … Read More