Archive for February, 2013

Working Women, An Introduction to Contemporary Dance

My partner and I were recently invited by a friend to view an Encore Presentation of Working Women,  a selection of contemporary dance troupe performances at the Joyce Theater. A program of work by female choreographers including Kate Weare, Camille A. Brown, Carolyn Dorfman, and Monica Bill Barnes produced by Gotham Arts Exchange. It was […]

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Matisse Challenged By Painting: Surprise!

“Unbeknownst to many, painting had rarely come easily to Matisse.” This quote, from Rebecca Rabinow for the Metropolitan Museum’s presentation about the show, Matisse in Search of True Painting, reminds me of the story of the emperor who had no clothes. Really, he struggled to create these horrendous works? Amazing. We all agree that he’s […]

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Bernini Terracottas at the Met

Bernini is probably one of my all time favorite sculptors. I want to say that he’s one of my favorite classical sculptors, because there are many other sculptors whose work I also greatly admire and am inspired by. They would fall into categories such as modernist sculptors, contemporary video sculptors, installation artists, etc. But Bernini […]

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