Our current show Natural Selection.
Elaine “Jae” Jarrell (American, born 1935). Urban Wall Suit, ca. 1969. Sewn and painted cotton and silk, two-piece suit. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of R.M. Atwater, Anna Wolfrom Dove, Alice Fiebiger, Joseph Fiebiger, Belle Campbell Harriss, and Emma L. Hyde, by exchange; Designated Purchase Fund, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 2012.80.16 (via Brooklyn Museum Acquires Important Black Arts Movement Collection)
Nice work. Enjoy.
Eddie Johnson, “Portrait of Robert Corless.” (via Artist Unknown: Reflections on Works by Eddie Johnson)
My friend Stella Untalan created one drawing (and I mean only one, no erasing, no retakes) every single day of 2012 using only the tools on her iPhone.
It is an amazing array of styles and meditations of lines and forms. Some are simple, some are complex, some have many colors and some have none. She put up a show of each printed out on 5x7 paper, laid out in a grid in her gallery at 110 Church St. Philadelphia.
This afternoon was the closing party. Picking one I wanted to take home with me was a huge task. I changed my mind many, many times, but was drawn over and over again to the simple ones. Finally it was between this and one other, with this one from June 10th winning out. I love the lines of dots and that spiral sun. I find the minimalism extremely calming. The composition reminds me of tall reedy plants bending in the breeze on a sunny day.
It will sit in view from my desk so I can sit and stare at it whenever I want to remember to just be.