Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art and Jewish Thought

April Gornick.  Light in the Woods, 2011

The inspiration for the “Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art and Jewish Thought” exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, is a commandment from the Old Testament: “When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by wielding an axe against them; for thou mayest eat of them, but thou shalt not cut them down.”

More at: http://www.examiner.com/museum-in-san-francisco/do-not-destroy-trees-art-and-jewish-thought-at-the-contemporary-jewish-museum-review?CID=examiner_alerts_article

Friday, February 10, 2012

Katherine Westerhout at
Electric Works Gallery

I just wanted to write a little note about how fascinated I was with Katherine Westerhout's photos of an abandoned indoor swimming pool, and her photo of calcification of lime mortar around the windows of an abandoned building, now on display at Electric Works Gallery in San Francisco.

Then I checked out Westerhout’s web site, which led me to search on “Calcification of mortar” and “Grossinger’s Pool,” which led me to more photos of abandoned buildings and blogs by Jonathan Haeber aka TunnelBug, which led me to read his senior thesis for a Landscape Architecture course on the history of miniature golf, but since it took up all my allotted writing time,

The End

posted by Phil Gravitt

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tables of Content: Ray Johnson and Robert Warner Bob Box Archive

"The most well-known unknown American artist" died in a suicide drowning 13 January 1995, after lifetime as unique and perplexing as his art.

Ray Johnson:Untitled valise from Bob Box Archive, 1988–95; mixed media; dimensions variable. Photo: Tod Lippy, from Esopus 16 (Spring 2011).


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012