Wednesday, February 18, 2015

camminando & vernissage | In The Studio and Out in the Park

Even if not by choice,  I am once again enjoying snowscapes in the white ocean of the once green Central Park. The destination du jour is the vernissage of “In the Studio: Photographs”, the monumental exhibition curated by Peter Galassi  on view at Gagosian. 
The exhibition, presenting photographs, spanning over one hundred year, from the the late  to the late twentieth century is articulated in three sections."Pose and Persona" focuses on the artist as bodily presence and includes portraits by William Wegman, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Jeff Wall, Hannah Wilke, Eadward Muybridge,  Charles Ray.  “Four Studios” is abouth the studio as place or art creation; the selected studios  belonged to Constantin Brancusi, André Kertész (photographing Piet Mondrian's Paris studio), Lucas Samaras, and Josef Sudek. Finally“An Embarrassment of Images,” includes photographs by John O'Reilly, Robert Rauschenberg,  
This exhibition was particularly close to my heart, considering that I am currently modifying my living space to include a movement practice inside the icosahedron