Tag Archives: America

Paola Pivi’s You Know Who I Am On The High Line

you know who I am photo by gail worley
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Paola Pivi’s interdisciplinary artistic practice combines the familiar with the bizarre. The artist shifts viewer’s expectations of rules, categories and boundaries; her parallel universes encourage us to recognize divisions we take for granted. You Know Who I Am (2022) is a cast bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty wearing cartoonish masks – stylized portraits of individuals whose personal experiences of freedom are directly connected to the United States. The masks change every two months, representing different people over the course of the exhibition.  Continue reading Paola Pivi’s You Know Who I Am On The High Line

We’re Back! Happy 4th Of July!

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July Dear Readers, and be sure to wear something comfortable and maybe a little bit patriotic!  Please follow The ‘Gig on Instagram at @WorleyGigDotCom!

United Steaks of America

Meat America
Photo By Gail

Meat America is an eye-opening and artery-clogging tour of the American spirit, as told through meat. This photo by Dominic Episcopo, winner of a PDN Taste Food Photography Award, was snapped by me at the Photo Plus Expo, held at NYC’s Javits Center in October 2016.

Eye On Design: Maurizio Cattelan, America

America 1
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Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan’s bold, irreverent work, America, skewers social complacencies and re-imagines cultural icons. On the occasion of the artist’s 2011 – 2012 retrospective at the Guggenhiem, which featured virtually every work he had ever made suspended from the oculus of the rotunda, Cattelan announced his retirements from art making. Continue reading Eye On Design: Maurizio Cattelan, America

Modern Art Monday Presents: Georgia O’Keeffe, Cow’s Skull: Red, White and Blue

Cow's Skull Red White and Blue
Photo By Gail

Cow’s Skull: Red, White, and Blue (1931) prominently displays the three colors of the American flag. Painted at a time when American artists, musicians, and writers were interested in identifying a uniquely American style and subject matter for their work, Georgia O’Keeffe offered a dissenting opinion about what images could best symbolize America.

Rather than paying homage to the lush agricultural landscape as the Regionalist painters did, or uncovering urban problems like the American Scene painters, she used a weathered cow’s skull to represent the enduring spirit of America. Although she made it as a joke on the concept of the “Great American Painting,” the picture is a quintessential icon of the American West.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Cow’s Skull: Red, White and Blue is part of the Alfred Stieglitz Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.