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Street Level

The newest exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston looks really interesting.  Street Level is a collection of work by Mark Bradford (Los Angeles), William Cordova (Lima, Miami, New York) and Robin Rhode (Cape Town, Johannesburg, Berlin) that is inspired by their urban environments.  Pieces range from graffiti, film, painting, photography, and sculpture.


April 14, 2008 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment


Although Brobee has been on my mind quite a bit recently, my favorite monster is still Domo-kun.  Recently, I took the little guy with me to Washington D.C. where I rediscovered the National Portrait Gallery

 I wanted to check out the new courtyard and I wasn’t disappointed–It is pretty amazing.  The curved glass ceiling is really beautiful and I felt like I was outdoors.  It seems like a really great haven for city dwellers during the cold D.C. winters.  


 I also wanted to check out the Recognize! exhibit which examines the influence of hip hop culture on modern American portraiture.  Domo was pretty into the graffiti from D.C.-based artists, Tim Conlon and Dave Hupp.


I was most impressed by artist Shinique Smith and her piece entitled, “No Thief to Blame.”  This photograph just doesn’t do it justice.  I was really struck by its texture and myriad details which is impossible to experience secondhand.


 I finally ended up on the third floor of the gallery and the space seriously made me wish I was a museum curator.


 I just sat on that green couch and chiiiiiiiilled.


March 27, 2008 at 4:21 am Leave a comment


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