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Its rough.

Long Black Train

Polygon(s)

Polygon(s)

Through the Lens of Francesca Woodman

Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave., NYC (at 89th St)

Scholars and artists examine the relationship between the still and moving image in Francesca Woodman’s and other artists’ production during the 1970s, particularly as associated with Post-Minimalism, performance, and video. Using the framework of Woodman’s work, which the New York Times calls “a rare and beautiful thing,” this series of brief talks and group conversations reconsiders artistic video in the 1970s, notions of time and space in Woodman’s work, and feminist practice during the transformative artistic juncture of the period. Woodman’s recently released short videos will be screened.
$10 (Free for students with ID)

a retrospective exhibition of Francesca Woodman’s photographs is also on view (thru June 13)

JEN BERVIN
A short little poem/meditation on caesuras and the diatonic tonal capacity of concertinas. Miniature hexagonal accordion bound book reads from both directions. Words broken by syllables on outer folds.
Binder’s board, cotton paper, typed and penciled text, linen tape and metal snap closures.


JEN BERVIN

A short little poem/meditation on caesuras and the diatonic tonal capacity of concertinas. Miniature hexagonal accordion bound book reads from both directions. Words broken by syllables on outer folds.

Binder’s board, cotton paper, typed and penciled text, linen tape and metal snap closures.

BOLD

This week’s visit to the American Folk Museum gave me the opportunity to see Henry Darger’s artwork in person for the first time// As it turns out, quite a few of his pieces use text in conjunction with image.

Personally, I enjoy the battle scenes and mythic creatures most.

Sculptor//Tony Smith

In 1943 Smith wrote “The Pattern of Organic Life in America”, lamenting our “lack of any integrating and unifying element, any myth, any bible by which we can relate and interpret the complexity of our vast experience.” This void, he thought, might be filled by abstraction because “the shadow of the underparts of the train—the poles and cross pieces, insulators and wires against the sky—the forms of the factories for crushing stones, etc. the corrals and fences and loading stations for cattle…demand a tremendous abstract form.” Smith shared the modernist enthusiasm for substantial industrial structures. 

I’ve not heard a better way of describing abstraction and the way we relate to it. My task now- to find this “manuscript” or passage by Tony Smith, an American Sculpture and Architect who lived from 1912-1980.


(Source: sculpture.org)

Its rough.

Long Black Train

Polygon(s)

Polygon(s)

Through the Lens of Francesca Woodman

Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave., NYC (at 89th St)

Scholars and artists examine the relationship between the still and moving image in Francesca Woodman’s and other artists’ production during the 1970s, particularly as associated with Post-Minimalism, performance, and video. Using the framework of Woodman’s work, which the New York Times calls “a rare and beautiful thing,” this series of brief talks and group conversations reconsiders artistic video in the 1970s, notions of time and space in Woodman’s work, and feminist practice during the transformative artistic juncture of the period. Woodman’s recently released short videos will be screened.
$10 (Free for students with ID)

a retrospective exhibition of Francesca Woodman’s photographs is also on view (thru June 13)

JEN BERVIN
A short little poem/meditation on caesuras and the diatonic tonal capacity of concertinas. Miniature hexagonal accordion bound book reads from both directions. Words broken by syllables on outer folds.
Binder’s board, cotton paper, typed and penciled text, linen tape and metal snap closures.


JEN BERVIN

A short little poem/meditation on caesuras and the diatonic tonal capacity of concertinas. Miniature hexagonal accordion bound book reads from both directions. Words broken by syllables on outer folds.

Binder’s board, cotton paper, typed and penciled text, linen tape and metal snap closures.

BOLD

This week’s visit to the American Folk Museum gave me the opportunity to see Henry Darger’s artwork in person for the first time// As it turns out, quite a few of his pieces use text in conjunction with image.

Personally, I enjoy the battle scenes and mythic creatures most.

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SE find

Sculptor//Tony Smith

In 1943 Smith wrote “The Pattern of Organic Life in America”, lamenting our “lack of any integrating and unifying element, any myth, any bible by which we can relate and interpret the complexity of our vast experience.” This void, he thought, might be filled by abstraction because “the shadow of the underparts of the train—the poles and cross pieces, insulators and wires against the sky—the forms of the factories for crushing stones, etc. the corrals and fences and loading stations for cattle…demand a tremendous abstract form.” Smith shared the modernist enthusiasm for substantial industrial structures. 

I’ve not heard a better way of describing abstraction and the way we relate to it. My task now- to find this “manuscript” or passage by Tony Smith, an American Sculpture and Architect who lived from 1912-1980.


(Source: sculpture.org)

Sculptor//Tony Smith

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understanding the relationship of text and image. the marriage, the divorce.

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