Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Bibelots, Venice 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013


common man

blue jays are starry
            bullets of morning-glory
                        little weights keep pace

hunker down in vectors
            blue forest room
                        latched brain-tree

hope of clear eyeballing
            boundless country sprawl
                        heavy sky patchwork

look landmarks of misdirection!
            look crowd of prophets
                        lighting the fence

Karen Weiser, 2005.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Set Model for the Time each Morning at which Daylight First Begins

Set Model for the Time each Morning at which Daylight First Begins, 2013
Wood, 33 x 10 x 8 cm

Friday, July 12, 2013

House of the Suicide

John Hejduk. House of the Suicide, from the Lancaster/Hanover Masque. 1980-1982. Coloured wash with glaze and white and red pencil, 20.3 x 22.8 cm. CCA Collection


Brassai, Troglodyte, grottes à Véteuil, gelatin silver print, 1935

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Indifferent Matter: From Object to Sculpture

Indifferent Matter: From Object to Sculpture pairs four key twentieth-century sculptures by Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-96), Hans Haacke (b. 1936), Andy Warhol (1928-87) and Robert Smithson (1938-73) with a series of ancient objects including Neolithic jades, a yet to be named mineral, fragments of Roman sculpture and a collection of eoliths. Each pairing explores how objects resist the origins, names and histories humans accord to them. Each of these American artists made radical shifts in the understanding of what sculpture might be, using acts of naming and rethinking ways of displaying artworks. The ancient objects, all held in museum collections, challenge boundaries of classification, their histories and meanings ambiguous and unknown.
 Robert Smithson
'Asphalt Lump'

Indifferent Matter: From Object to Sculpture explores how matter can be both indifferent and contingent on encounter, exploring the malleability of meaning and the ways in which objects are accorded cultural and historical value
Date unknown 

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
25th July -20th October 2013

The Rag Picker's Hut

Eugène Atget, Villa d'un Chiffonier ( The Rag Picker's Hut ) from the portfolio "Eugène Atget Portfolio, Twenty Photographic Prints from his Original Glass Plate Negatives" 1910 (published 1956).

Labour and Wait

This exhibition features the work of artists who bring 21st-century urgency to 19th-century principles of virtue through work and craftsmanship. Inspired in part by developments that stem back as far as the Industrial Revolution, the presentation examines contemporary culture’s obsession with authenticity, the hand-crafted, and the politics of manufacturing and labor. Works in the exhibition date from the late 1980s to the present, a period in which artists turned from industrial fabrication and a seamless aesthetic to hand-made or "do-it-yourself" sensibilities.
Labour and Wait is organized by Julie Joyce, Curator of Contemporary Art, and features artists/artist collaboratives from Europe, South America, and the United States, many which are under-represented in museums on the West Coast. Artists include Tonico Lemos Auad, Andrea Bowers, Colin Darke, Wim Delvoye, Theaster Gates, Dewar and Gicquel, Fischli and Weiss, Tim Hawkinson, Josiah McElheny, Grayson Perry, Mika Rottenberg, Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler, Allison Smith, Ricky Swallow, David Thorpe, and Jane Wilbraham.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

July 2 – September 22, 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

Rubber Soul

Women packaging the Beatles’ album Rubber Soul at the Hayes Vynil Factory, England.

Star Maps

Beverly Hills, LA 

House for "Woman's Home Companion"

House for "Woman's Home Companion" (1948, mixed media), by architect A. James Speyer and model maker Theodore Conrad.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Eternal Eye

Grete Stern, The Eternal Eye, 1950