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Modern Art Monday Presents: Little Island/Gut Punch By Aria Dean

little island gut punch by aria dean photo by gail worley
All Photo By Gail

Artist Aria Dean (b. 1993) began Little Island (2022) by putting a digital model of a monolith through a collision simulation and then rendering the impact as a physical sculptural form.

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Portrait of Prince Made From Candy

prince candy portrait
Photos By Gail

The Candytopia is a candy-themed immersive exhibit that has been touring major cities across the US for a while now. The newest space (and the largest to-date) is located in the Penn Plaza district of NYC, and inhabits 24,000 square feet, boasting 17 different interactive environments, Instagram-worthy photo opportunities, and offering delectable tastes of your favorite sweet treats along your journey!

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Constant Carnival: The Haas Brothers in Context at the Katonah Museum of Art

haas brother jungle fool photo by gail worley
Jungle Fool Sculpture (All Photos By Gail Unless Otherwise Noted)

Do you love living in NYC, but occasionally like to take a Day Trip so you can get a new cultural perspective, or just go out in nature and explore? I love doing that, but sadly there must generally be an impetus that motivates me to make a plan. Planning (ugh!) is not my favorite thing, but it is sometimes necessary to achieve the goal of having a crazy fun new adventure. Recently, I took day trip with my art-loving pal Teddy outside the City via Metro-North.  The impetus: The Haas Brothers have an exhibit at the Katonah Museum of Art!

katonah museum of art exterior photo by gail worley
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Modern Art Monday Presents: Edward Hopper, Gas

edward hopper gas photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Edward Hopper’s 1940 painting, Gas, depicts an American gas station at the end of a highway — the subject being a composite of several gas stations Hopper had visited. According to his wife, the gas station motif was something he had wanted to paint for a long time. Hopper struggled with the painting, since he had begun to produce new paintings at a slower rate than before, and had trouble finding suitable gas stations to paint. The artist wanted to paint a station with the lights lit above the pumps, but the stations in his area only turned the lights on when it was pitch dark outside, to save energy.

Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Modern Art Monday Presents: Salvador Dali, Lobster Telephone

lobster telephone photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

In 1938, Salvador Dali created Téléphone-homard (Lobster Telephone) by uniting a working Bakelite telephone with a plastic lobster.

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