Marjorie Strider’s work draws on the vast image cache of popular culture, especially representations of women in men’s magazines and advertisements. She recasts these depictions with the subversive edge and an ironic bite, as exemplified by Girl With Radish (1963), which at first glance, looks like an image one would find in a pin up or on a billboard. Upon sustained viewing, however, the woman’s deadpan stare becomes increasingly confrontational. She looks deliberately out at the viewer, questioning the power dynamics of the conventional male gaze. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Marjorie Strider, Girl With Radish
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Modern Art Monday Presents: Julie Mehretu, Hineni (E. 3:4)
In many of her recent works, Julie Mehretu confronts extreme global events and their impact on our senses of time, space, and belonging. She based Hineni (2018)on images of the 2017 northern California wildfires, and the burning of Rohingya homes in Myanmar, as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Julie Mehretu, Hineni (E. 3:4)
Pink Thing of The Day: Mickey Mouse Gas Mask Sculpture
This photo was taken way back in September of 2019 at one of several visits I made to the overwhelmingly cool Beyond The Streets exhibit in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Somehow, it’s been hiding in my file of Pink Things for over three years and, while its fortunate to have found to, it’s also too bad I did not give some it coverage three years ago when the exhibit was still in progress, but I was able to find out the that artist is Bill Barminski!
Modern Art Monday Presents: Alexander Archipenko, The Ray
Alexander Archipenko (1887 – 1964) first conceived the form of The Ray (Vase Woman III, The Ray), an elongated, abstract figure of a woman, around 1918. He explored the figure numerous times in several variations and media, sometimes calling it Vase or Vase Woman and other times Ray, recognizing the flexibility of perception, as well as the relationship between animate and inanimate forms.
Photographed in The Brooklyn Museum
Pink Thing Of The Day: I Remember Way Back When By Tiff Massey
The role that adornment plays in identity formation is central to Tiff Massey’s multimedia artistic practice. I Remember Way Back When was included in her 2019 exhibition, Proud Lady, which explored black women’s lives through artworks centered on hair. Continue reading Pink Thing Of The Day: I Remember Way Back When By Tiff Massey