The Intersection Between Past, Present and Wholly Imaginary
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Tom Johnson 2014
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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Teresita Fernández and Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Stephanie Barron.
Fernández has created a major new series of installations for MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Titled "As Above So Below," the exhibition moves through the museum’s architecture to create enormous vistas and smaller, more intimate moments with sculpture. The show includes three large-scale installations that are informed by Fernández’s interest in landscape, art about landscape, and our perception of landscape, including Black Sun, Sfumato (Epic) and Lunar (Theatre). Curated by Denise Markonish, “As Above So Below” is on view through March, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a sleek, handsome 96-page book.
This is Fernandez’s Black Sun as installed at MASS MoCA. Click to expand it to 1,200px wide.
In 2005 Fernández received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship, and she currently serves on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at MOCA North Miami, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Artpace, the ICA Philadelphia, Castello di Rivoli outside Turin, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and others.
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Staff Pick: Botticelli’s “Portrait of a Young Man, possibly Giuliano de’ Medici”
This portrait may represent Giuliano de’ Medici, who was assassinated on Easter Sunday in 1478 in a conspiracy against the Medici family and their governance of Florence. Learn more about the powerful Medici family in our newest installation, “Florence, Cradle of the Renaissance.”
“Portrait of a Young Man, possibly Giuliano de’ Medici,” 1465–70, by Sandro Botticelli
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Tumblr Of The Week: thepixelatednerd
There are so many great art/illustration blogs out there and we are happy to be following a lot of the best ones on Tumblr. We started following The Pixelated Nerd not to long ago because of all the awesome stuff he posts or reblogs. His archive is filled with all kinds of amazing artists. We found the outstanding work of Chris Buzelli http://www.chrisbuzelli.com/ through his archive and thought that it would make a great cover for The Pixelated Nerd Tumblr Of The Week post. If you’re in need of another great art Tumblr then we suggest this one. The more art/illustration Tumblrs you follow the more awesome your dash will be… trust me on this!
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Also, anyone following me should really check out septagonstudios, it’s an awesome blog and i know i’ve gotten a lot of my queue from them. Check them out as well guys!
Illustration for Little White Lies 54
This illustration is part of a series of works by 10 illustrators based around 10 post apocalyptic movies. My chosen movie was the absolute classic Mad Max! Super fun to work on this one!
This will be available as an A2 print very soon and will be displayed in an exhibition at 71a Gallery, stay tuned for more info!