Just a quick shout out to my friends who have a semi-new blog/podcast. If you like art, museums, podcasts, or all three check out the Sarah Squared blog. Here you can listen to some commentary from museum professionals about some of the best art that Washington, DC has to offer. So what are you waiting for check it out already.
I’ve been procrastinating on finishing up my shadow box for the last few months. Today, however, is Veteran’s Day and I have nothing to do but drink beer and watch The Pacific, so I figured it was about time to get it done. I’m not even sure why I got the bug up my ass to make up one of these, but about three months ago I decided I wanted to do it and now it’s done (with a big thanks to Pheebs for doing the heavy lifting and creating the actual shadow box).
It only took me a year and a half but I finally made it to MoMA. I got there an hour and a half before closing time so it was a condensed visit, but it was worth the $12 entry fee. We were told to hit up Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave special exhibit so we went to the 6th floor to check her out first–especially since we were told she was controversial. I have to say I really enjoyed her exhibit. To sum it up her work is dark and sexual. She likes painting bushy vagina’s, women spreading their ass cheeks, fucked up looking babies, death, and head shots. Some of my faves were a sequence of paintings she did with people being hung, a portrait she did of a snake, and a dead lady. Her exhibit ends on February 16 so if you are going to be in NY between now and then you should check it out.
Here is a video of her exhibit. If you don’t want to watch the whole thing here are some good spots to check out: crazy babies 1:40 and 5:10, weird pregnant lady 2:15, snake portrait 6:00, and pron shot 6:40. Unfortunately, they didn’t show the paintings of the hanging which for some odd reason were my favorites.