Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Fear not, for I am alive!

I apologise for my absence; I spent my weekend in Wales on an amazing adventure. Unfortunately for both of us, I have some classwork to catch up on and some thoughts to sort out before I can give you a more play-by-play post (flowery wording included!).

In the meantime, I'll share a few of the artists I've experienced lately. My school life often consists of visiting various galleries and shows (as I may or may not have already mentioned) most of which are definitely worth my time.

Edward Burtynsky, who specialises in "manufactured landscapes." The show that I went to was comprised of hi-res, large format color prints of various mines throughout Australia. It was a-ma-zing.

Mark Rothko, a modernist painter who utilised shape, color, and texture to create abstract pieces that challenge the viewer who wishes to be challenged (I'm linking you to specifically his later works, because the exhibit we saw at the Tate was comprised of those, but the site should be easy enough for you to navigate).

Indian Highway, the current exhibit at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park. Intense, thought provoking work from some of India's leading new talent (this time I'm linking you to the home page because once the exhibit is over I'm not sure if they'll leave the page up. But, for the time being, you should be able to find it directly on the left).

Alright, now have a fantastic day. I'm off to two more galleries tomorrow, possibly three. I'll let you know how it goes.

Oh, and I guess I'll give you a little teaser from my trip to Wales. Since you asked so nicely.

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