I look out the windowLight shines in my faceSuch a beautiful dayBut I’m sad anyway
My dreams seem to be crushedA promise seems to be brokenMy faith is shallowMy goals unspoken
Can I reach the top?Fail in the face of obstacles?Live up to my potential?Do what seems impossible?
Will I Ever Be?In the endI believe
It is up to me.ECJ [more]
Graz is an ancient Austrian city, whose Renaissance cityscape is dominated by the complex of Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II and the Dom and the Katharinenkirche (right, left and middle). In 2010, I visited Graz and saw this impressive tomb, a minor St. Peter's, designed by Ferdinand's court artist Giovanni Pietro de Pomis. The interior was both grand and intimate, magnificent and humble. I found the center shrine (above) very impressive, dark and somber, topped with the Emperor's proud... [more]
Holland Cotter has a wonderful new piece in the New York Times entitled A Memory Museum.
Cotter writes," I’m also a curator of my memory, which carries traces of art encounters from over the years. A few of those encounters — with certain objects, books, buildings — have altered the atmosphere, changed how I see and joined a permanent collection that I regularly revisit."
He then challenges us to describe experiences with art that has changed our lives and to post them in t... [more]
Just a quick note to inform you that my website is now live and ready for you to peruse. Find it at www.kevinpickles.com. It has been a long time coming, but I'm pleased with the results.
Regards, Kevin [more]
As I talked about in my last blog, based on my research I have been really focused on thinking about systems that encourage or discourage reproduction – economic, social, political. This week I have been trying out several different visual modes to express both the specificity of national attitudes and policies about motherhood and birth rates, as well as the randomness – we humans come into being, ignorant of, but because of these factors.
Im focused today on the num... [more]
No Longer Empty's "If You Build It" has been, hands-down, the most exciting visual art event Harlem has experienced in modern history. Taking place at the future home of Broadway Housing Communities' Sugar Hill Apartments, the long-anticipated architectural project has attracted as many admirers as the spectacular art currently nestled inside.
Designed by world-class architect, David Adjaye, the building is Broadway Housing's seventh Upper Manhattan housing development. It is the non-profit's... [more]
We are thrilled to announce that Aedicule will be returning as an exhibitor to the 2014 Show! Peter Werkhoven is the only European master gilder and frame maker on the West Coast and trained at the historic Dutch firm, Gehring & Heijdenrijk..., in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, under Paul Gehring, a third generation frame maker, mastering the craft of gilding and antique restoration/conservation before relocating to San Francisco.
Frame. Aedicule. Peter Werkhoven. Girl With Flower. Artist Sergey K... [more]
It's a Friday night, and the apartment is still. I sit cross-legged on the center of my bed, worsening the cheap mattress’s already-concave form. I fill the empty night by picking at my split ends and repeatedly turning my phone screen on and off. These are my obsessive behaviors I convince myself are only bad habits. Nothing new appears on the screen, and I experience only a mild disappointment. I brush the tiny coils of hair off the black, shiny surface of my phone and think about Lou R... [more]
Rimas doesn’t get it. He still thinks I’m trying to stalk Neil Young. Instead of getting defensive, I feign exasperation with an exaggerated sigh, but it’s not convincing. The truth is I haven’t been able to express why I had to come out here, not even to myself. We are cautiously making our way up the winding hills of Topanga Canyon, and NPR’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” is cutting in and out of the car radio. It’s an overcast day in southern Calif... [more]
Guest Writer: Stephen Alberti
On July 12, 2014, the 40th edition of "An exhibition, A restoration" was inaugurated in Norcia (Perugia, Umbria, Italy) with the aim to restore and to preserve the artistic heritage of the famous Umbrian town.
This year, the initiative has the participation of 416 Italian artists who intended to support the work of protection of the altarpiece of the "Coronation of the Virgin" by Jacopo Siculo (1541), which requires a sound-absorbing curtain. The exhibition is... [more]