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threads at Governors Island

threads at Governors Island

July 7, 2014 |  Category:   art + design life

An open studio visit on Governors Island’s Artist in Residency program. Gabrielle Duggan’s studio on the top floor of one of the old buildings in Colonel Row. It was very calming to be in that space, all nooks and crannies and peeling paint. I could have sat there and traced each thread as it weaved itself around the stairwell landing for hours.   No one is an island; everyone is connected. Your words and comments are very much appreciated.… CONTINUE READING

Playing hooky at the Noguchi Museum

Playing hooky at the Noguchi Museum

March 14, 2014 |  Category:   art + design life

So, here’s the thing: you can spend your time lamenting over how a certain thing in your life isn’t making you happy, or you can actually do something about it. I decided that Thursdays are my “recharge” days – a day to see things, go to places I haven’t been before, or work on projects that are only my own. I know that some days there will be deadlines that are too pressing to ignore and I’ll most likely be playing catch up in the evening hours, but I’m going to try and keep this commitment going. Ain’t nothing gonna change by simply sitting around wishing I had more free time.   Yesterday I went to the Noguchi Museum in… CONTINUE READING

Ann Hamilton: The event of a thread

Ann Hamilton: The event of a thread

January 3, 2013 |  Category:   art + design life nyc outings

I don’t make many new year resolutions, but one thing that I want to do this year is to see more art.   While I somehow managed to miss the Cindy Sherman show at MoMA this year, there was no way that I could miss Ann Hamilton‘s installation at the Park Avenue Armory. Hamilton is one of my favorite, if not perhaps my very favorite living artist. It’s not often that she exhibits in New York so experiencing her work in person is a rare treat.   The Park Avenue Armory, a 55,000 square foot space on the Upper East Side that allows works of art with unique and unconventional space requirements, is a treasure in and of itself. The… CONTINUE READING

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