Anagnorisis Picks

Beyond our own opening of Jeff Faerber’s solo exhibit (A Tiny Simulacrum of Something Profound) this Friday, there are quite a few wonderful exhibits you should see.

Lori Field’s The Sky is Falling at Claire Oliver Gallery

Lori Field | Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails | colored pencil and encaustic | 36 x 36 x 2.25 inches

Claire Oliver never fails to show amazing work.  I’ve been waiting for this particular exhibit for way too long!

Opening September 9, Lori Field has new work that seems to be even more mesmerizing and mysterious than what I’ve seen her produce in the past.  Her work is intricate and lacy, referencing pop culture with an uplifting sense of humor.

Her new exhibit will be up from September 9 through October 7th, 2010.  Claire Oliver Gallery is located at 513 West 26th Street on the ground floor.

The Museum of Art and Design’s Dead or Alive: Nature Becomes Art

Jorge Mayet | De Mis Vivos y Mis Muertos | electrical wire, paper, acrylics, fabric | h: 56.3 x w: 33.1 x d: 33.1 in

I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews about this exhibit.  The only thing bad is that I’ve not yet been able to see it!  I’m really concerned time is going to fly by so fast that October 24th will arrive before I can get my slow arse down there.

It opened back in April and will only be up until October 24, 2010.

[Dead or Alive: Nature Becomes Art includes] the work of over 30 international artists who transform organic materials and objects that were once produced by or part of living organisms-insects, feathers, bones, silkworm cocoons, plant materials, and hair-to create intricately crafted and designed installations and sculptures.

Some of the artists involved in this exhibit are Anagnorisis favorites including Jennifer Angus, Nick Cave, Tessa Farmer, Tim Hawkinson and Kate MccGwire, amongst others.

The Museum of Modern Art’s Original Copy

Herbert Bayer (American, born Austria. 1900–1985). Humanly Impossible. 1932

This wonderful retrospective (of sorts) about the photography of sculpture from 1839 to today explores through various themes what photography has done for the arts during its growth throughout the 18th, 19th and current centuries.  Specifically interesting to Anagnorisis are a few of their ‘themes’:

Marcel Duchamp – The Readymade as Reproduction
The Pygmalion Complex: Animate and Inanimate Figures

The exhibit is already up and running, but is going to end too quickly–November 1, 2010.  The Museum of Modern Art is located on 53rd street between 5th and 6th Avenues.  It’s kinda hard to miss.

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