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Modern Art Monday Presents: Mrs. Jones and Family By Faith Ringgold

mrs jones and family photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

Like many feminist-aligned artists in the 1970s, Faith Ringgold embraced collaboration as a politically significant part of her practice. Ringgold’s primary collaborator was her own mother, the fashion designer and dress maker Willi Posey. Mrs. Jones and Family (1973, also known as Mrs. Jones, Andrew, Barbara, and Faith) was created with Posey, who designed and sewed garments for many of Ringgold‘s mask sculptures throughout the 1970s. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Mrs. Jones and Family By Faith Ringgold

The Difference Eyeglass Cleaning Cloth

David Shrigley Eyeglass Cleaning Cloth
Photo By Gail

Artist Celeste Fichter has designed this Eyeglass Lens Cleaning Cloth,  which keeps lenses and screens smudge free while illustrating the difference between stimulants and depressants. The pupil of one eye is under the influence of Crack, and the other Heroin. The Difference Lens Cleaner can can be purchased in the gift shop at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC for $26.00 ($22.10 for Museum Members)!

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Photography By Onejoon Che at the New Museum Triennial

Heroes Acre
Heroes Acre (All Photos By Gail)

At the Surround Audience Triennial exhibit going on now at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, photos and sculptures by Korean artist Onejoon Che, a former military police photographer, explore the faux Soviet socialist-realist style of sculptures produced by a contemporary North Korean art studio specializing in the construction of massive public monuments in Africa. At once poignant and comic, these images touch upon military and economic geopolitics.

Onejoon Che

Onejoon Che

Lena Henke’s Large Standing at the New Museum Triennial

Large Standing
Photo By Gail

I’d intended to provide but more coverage for the current Triennial, Surround Audience, up now through May 24th at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, but there just seems to be too much else going on right now. Still, I do really like this plastic and steel piece, Grosse Stehende (Large Standing), 2014, by German artist/sculptor Lena Henke. I love that it extends the entire height of the room, and that it reminds me of a giant aquarium with a monster inside it.

Domino Set By David Shrigley

Domino Set By David Shrigley
All Photos By Gail

Ah, David Shrigley, we love his heavily-warped worldview and sense of the absurd! This Domino Set designed by Shrigley is part of the new Play collection, a collaboration between the artist and Third Drawer Down Studios, as offered by the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Domino Set By David Shrigley
Domino Tile Details

There’s rarely a dull moment when you’re playing games with David Shrigley. Instead of the traditional uniform of matching dots and tiles, you’ll find characters such as Skulls, Grumpy Old Men, and Raggedy Cats on each tile, which makes this 28-piece set a perfect diversion for when you or your partner are plotting your next move.

Available in the Gift Shop at the New Museum of Contemporary Art on Bowery and Prince Street in lower Manhattan, priced at $65 per set, $55.25 for Members.

Domino Set By David Shrigley