Posted by Terri Thornton on April 21, 2016 - 12:02pm

 

Fernando Bryce, El Mundo en Llamas, 2010–11, installation details: Alexander and Bonin. Photo: Joerg Lohse

 

I’m interested in understanding images as political fact. . . . These media images are both product and construct. When I see a picture that fascinates me, I’m always interested in its function. Fernando Bryce, in “The Artist and the Propaganda Machine,” ArtMag, by Oliver Koerner von Gustorf

Posted by Terri Thornton on April 14, 2016 - 2:49pm

Arne Svenson, Faggots series, 1994

Arne SvensonA talk that hit all the right notes. Love his work and how he thinks about it. Facebook comment by Carol Ivey

Posted by Terri Thornton on April 6, 2016 - 4:43pm

I was always drawn to the head. Why not just do that fucking head, you know? . . . It shows in the work if you’re not into it. So you have to really embrace it, love it, and own it. That’s how I feel.”  Joyce Pensato, Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, March 22, 2016

Animal Instincts

Posted by Terri Thornton on March 23, 2016 - 9:27am
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Fergus Feehily

Sometimes, at home, when the bath is filled and the light is just right, there is a reflection on the water from the small square window in the bathroom that looks out onto an enclosed courtyard. The large tree filling the external space ripples on the bath water and seems to me to be more interesting than the 'real' view. It is intriguing that this image I find so fascinating is barely there or anything at all; it is almost nothing. Fergus Feehily, Nothing & Everything.

It’s Almost Nothing

Posted by Terri Thornton on March 15, 2016 - 9:42am

Glenn Kaino

The possible ranks higher than the actual. Martin Heidegger

MAGIC: a belief system

Posted by Terri Thornton on February 29, 2016 - 2:19pm

 

Richard Wentworth and Gavin Morrison opened the spring 2016 Tuesday Evenings at the Modern season with a conversation on Wentworth’s career and his recently released book Richard Wentworth: Making Do and Getting By.

Posted by Terri Thornton on November 5, 2015 - 4:20pm

Tuesday Evenings with Valerie Hegarty was a valuable look at a career that seems to have developed out of a very ambitious MFA exhibition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002, which resulted in opportunities such as a commission for New York’s High Line in 2009 and a “takeover” of the period rooms at the Brooklyn Museum for Valerie Hegarty: Alternative Histories in 2013.

Posted by Terri Thornton on November 4, 2015 - 1:50pm

My position is that images are not produced by an ego, but employed by one. It already exists in culture and has been produced by culture. . . . Words are produced by culture, but we use them in the act of expression and communication. But we don’t think that as we employ a word, we invent it. —Charles Gaines in an interview with A. Will Brown for Studio International, 9.8.2015

Posted by Terri Thornton on October 20, 2015 - 2:49pm

“In the structure of seeing and not seeing lies the kernel of the idea of memory, of what we remember and what we forget, demonstrating how remembering and forgetting are not oppositional act but two sides of the same coin.” Janet Harbord, Chris Marker: La Jetée

“I will have spent my life trying to understand the function of remembering, which is not the opposite of forgetting, but rather its lining. We do not remember, we rewrite memory much as history is rewritten. How can one remember thirst?”  Chris Marker, Sans Soleil

Posted by Terri Thornton on October 20, 2015 - 2:47pm

Andria Hickey, curator at Public Art Fund in New York, opened her lecture by giving a little history of the organization, such as Public Art Fund’s early contribution of the historically profound “Messages to the Public” light board in Times Square, and explaining a bit about how the privately supported nonprofit develops and presents temporary exhibitions in specific locations.

Posted by Terri Thornton on October 20, 2015 - 2:42pm

This Tuesday Evenings presentation bypassed the usual lecture format with poet, sound artist, and author LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs jumping right into a reading/performance of her work. Complete with a simple, compact, and thrilling setup of electronic devices and wires perched and hanging in front of her as she moved between the premeditated and improvisational, this hour was clearly not meant to be a passive exercise for an audience who all seemed a little thrown but delighted with their circumstance.

Posted by Terri Thornton on April 28, 2015 - 3:21pm

Laurie Simmons, The Love Doll / Day 11 (Yellow), 2010. Fuji Matte print, 70 x 47 inches, edition of 5

 

Posted by Terri Thornton on April 16, 2015 - 10:59am

 

     

Posted by Tiffany Wolf Smith on April 10, 2015 - 12:21pm
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The Modern Contemporaries enjoyed the rare opportunity of working with an artist from the current exhibition, Framing Desire.  A selection of Allison V Smith’s photographs from her Marfa Series are on view at the Modern through August 23, 2015.  Participants in Smith’s workshop enjoyed pizza, drinks and Allison’s illuminating talk on quick and dirty photography tricks.  Smith discussed how everyone is a photographer in our fast paced digital age filled with smart phones, photo apps, filters and other mobile gadgets.

Posted by Terri Thornton on April 9, 2015 - 10:53am

 

Mario García Torres, The Schlieren Plot, n.d. HD video and sound, 29 minutes. Courtesy of the Artist and Proyectos Monclova, Mexico

“It’s a long story . . .” —Mario García Torres

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