Friday, October 25, 2013

Seasonal Change...

Grayer skies.

More time indoors at drawing table than on-site.

Annual trip to IKEA for candles.

Monday, October 21, 2013

William Kentridge & State of Mind

A few weeks ago, I read my U of C Alumni Magazine and found two excellent reasons for visiting Hyde Park. The first was a "lecture," more a performance piece, called "Listening to the Image" by William Kentridge. It explored "the relationship between sound and image." Even though his physical style is more literal than I usually prefer, I believe he does very creative work in his methods and questions. And he deals with deep stuff. I couldn't get photos of the performance, but I do have some images here from April when I saw Kentridge's work up at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The program was terrific and especially so because it wasn't the typical U of C intellectual process. The website says the audio will be available here 10.25.13, so try back.

You have until January 12, 2014 to visit the Smart Gallery's fun exhibit: "State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970." It brought up a lot of nostalgia in me for times when artists weren't starting out selling for millions at the large NYC galleries. I particularly gravitated to a landscape piece by John Baldessari

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Killing Time, Artistically

The Patina of Age can be witnessed

in its many artful guises

at my favorite, soulful, urban oasis

in Chicago: Graceland Cemetery.
What to listen to while strolling there? Bach Partita for solo violin No.2 in D Minor. I have the version played by Arthur Grumiaux.