Notes from the Labyrinth

An experiment in non-linear time

Category Archives: artist

Kelly Sears

by Caroline on October 23, 2013, no comments

Some previews of Kelly Sears’ video work can be found on her website. I am especially enjoying Once it Started it Could Not End Otherwise, which can be viewed in full on short of the week. She uses old photographs, hand coloration and video, layered together to create disturbing narratives. Separating a person from a […]

Rauschenberg on photographs

by Caroline on September 30, 2013, no comments

I was interested to learn that Rauschenberg was a photographer before he was a painter and continued to make photographs, finding that it was a way to pay more attention to light and shadow as they change. His photographs seem to be, in general, more about black and white, rather than about capturing the greys; […]

Fallen trees, isolated

by Caroline on September 23, 2013, no comments

I originally intended to paint areas out completely with the white gesso, but I like the hints of sunlight and shadow that come through. It still highlights the strange forms of fallen trees which was my main intention. I confess to having been influenced by seeing the erased photographs of Emilio Isgrò at Rome’s Galleria […]

The Real and the Representational in the experience of Art

by Caroline on August 18, 2013, no comments

As I write about my favorite artists I must make a confession: I have seen or experienced very little of their work in person. So much of my knowledge of their work comes from interviews, online photos, books, and sometimes videos. My experience of their work is highly mediated, highly representational; like an animal in […]

James Turrell in Houston and New York

by Caroline on August 12, 2013, no comments

This last month I was able to see to of James Turrell’s retrospectives within a week of each other – at the MFAH in Houston and the Guggenheim in New York. The shows complimented each other and I have favorites at both museums. At the Guggenheim Aten Reign is just beautiful, especially if you pre-book […]

Mark Dion

by Caroline on August 6, 2013, no comments

Sadly I know Mark Dion‘s work mainly through books, websites, art:21 and catalogs rather than the real thing. The only piece that I have encountered in real life is the Xyloteque Kassel. His work deals with the natural world and the ways in which we classify and represent it, “the schemes of knowledge that intervene […]