Posts Tagged ‘Vitamin A’

Vitamin A: Fasting Buddha at Sackler Gallery

Yoga is now better known for its pants than its spiritual enlightenment. But yoga's 2,000-plus-year history has much more to do with transforming the mind, predominantly through meditation. In fact, the early yoga art on view in the Sackler Gallery exhibit closing this weekend depicts mostly meditation, and none can be more disturbing or enchanting as the [...]

Vitamin A: James Turrell, “St. Elmo’s Light”

Occasional considerations of a piece of art on view in town (or in this case, the Eastern shore)
Entering the room that contains James Turrell's "St. Elmo's Light" feels much like entering his installation, Milk Run, at the Hirshhorn. As you step into the darkened hallway, you may feel reluctant to continue, perhaps for fear of tripping or [...]

Vitamin A: Michelangelo’s David-Apollo

Occasional considerations of a piece of art on view in town.
Ahh… Michelangelo. After living in Rome and spending days seated in San Pietro in Vincoli drawing Michelangelo's Moses, it is invigorating to be able to freely walk into a place and see another Michelangelo marble. (Then again, that's the joy of the National Gallery and [...]

Vitamin A: Douglass Huebler’s “Location Piece No. 6 – National”

In which our art critics highlight their favorite works on view
A guy putting on the green. Firefighters battling a blaze. A woman walking a duck. Young women seated around a nun strumming a guitar. All are subjects of a work by Douglas Huebler titled "Location Piece #6 – National," which is included as a part [...]

Vitamin AOM: Body Language

In which our art critics highlight their favorite works on view at Artomatic
Not that I'm prude, but seldom is it that I find anything dazzling about nude figure drawing or nude photography. For Artomatic, too often the photographs are little more than softcore porn shots (with or without a sword), or feminist questions about the [...]

Vitamin AOM: Deb Jansen’s “Manifesto to Mom”

In which our art critics highlight a favorite work on view at Artomatic
Deb Jansen's mother wanted her daughter to paint as well as the painter who painted the work above the couch. It seems, from this installation, and the words written on objects within, that mother had a very specific idea of what art is, [...]

Vitamin A: Foon Sham’s “Aim High” and Vessels at Project 4

Foon Sham's latest exhibition at Project 4 invites viewers to contemplate both his materials and the way his works come together. Abandon the formal qualities of the cones and vessels, and examine how they are constructed—in terms of parts and process. Sawing sections of wood yields sawdust. Sham exhibits both, erecting a boundary of blocks [...]

Vitamin A: David Haxton’s “Painting Room Lights”

In which one of our art critics highlights a favorite work on view in a local gallery.
A couple months ago, when the Smithsonian American Art Museum unveiled its video game show,  a little gallery next to the exhibit was closed for installation. The latest installation of "Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the [...]

Vitamin A: Georg Kuettinger’s “Fuenfseenland”

In which one of our art critics highlights a favorite work on view in a local gallery. Click to enlarge!
Like so many photographers today, Georg Kuettinger is concerned not just with portraying reality but with filtering it. This is not a new approach, of course—in photography, it goes back at least to the pictorialists of [...]

Vitamin A: Cliff Evans’ “Camping at Home #1″

In which our art critics highlight a favorite work on view in a local gallery. Click to enlarge!
Cliff Evans' work in "Sites and Stations," currently on view in the University of Maryland's Stamp Gallery, is a bit of a quagmire once you start to break it down. He starts with a Photoshop collage of some like elements: [...]

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