tagged: perspective

Show and Tell

by Christina Catherine Martinez
A young woman strikes a subtle, learned pose in a short, flippy, drop-waist tunic made of canary-yellow and white checkerboard polyester. She faces the camera head-on with poised stillness, like a model in a live fashion presentation. The image is cropped close around her body, but visible behind her are the whitewashed brick, exposed pipes, and crooked crawlspace grate of a suburban apartment complex.  The dress is a facsimile of one from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 ready-to-wear show.... [more]
Posted by Christina Catherine Martinez on 8/24/13

The End of the Line, The Last Days in Venice

by Frances Guerin
I have been to Venice many times in my life, and I think my favorite moment is the approach. As the train pulls into Venezia Santa Lucia station I have the feeling that I have arrived. I feel as though I have arrived at the end of a pilgrimage, across the world, to another land, another era. It may have something to do with the fairytale beauty of this ancient archipelago, or it may stem from the sensation of a connection to the crusaders of the Middle Ages, a connection that is encouraged as I... [more]
Posted by Frances Guerin on 6/2/13

Still Living. The Tower and The Poem.

by Himali Singh Soin
This is where a poem enters. After the introduction, before the conclusion. It does not need to tell the whole story, just as it can tell as much of its tale in the space where the line leaves off, empty cavities anticipating pause. This was going to be a meditation on the relationship between art and poetry, and the value of the ekphrasis, a poem that evokes the momentum and meaning of a work of art. Could a piece of text, both literally and visually, really reflect the rhythm of the image... [more]
Posted by Himali Singh Soin on 5/26/13

Dead Kennedys

by Philippa Snow
In May of this year, the Dallas Museum of Art will mount , an exhibition that brings together the artworks seen in the last hotel room of the late John F. Kennedy. These are the sculptures, the paintings—the sun-burnished nudes and the dreary snowscapes—as seen by the gray-green eyes of the President just hours before his violent death in the motorcade. Each individual piece's quiet observance of Kennedy's final moments is its God-given purpose in this exhibit—an art mausoleum. These works,... [more]
Posted by Philippa Snow on 3/3/13
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