I never fail to be amazed at what my friends from High School are doing these days. Seriously my classmates in HS are all over the globe: I have TWO friends who live in China, one in Russia, one in Germany and others scattered throughout the states. They're mostly doing very very interesting things, many of them in the science field. One of my friends from Gompers Secondary School is the new curator at the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University - There's a great article on his appointment here. I think it's totally awesome that I know someone who is the curator of an art museum, and well, next time we're in Washington (which would be my first time) we'll go visit. Anyway, there's a really interesting lecture at the museum he USED to work at in Georgia tonight, which I would go to if I could. Check it out: “Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune: Queering Saint Sebastian”
|Helen Pashgian's Light Invisible|
Helen Pashgian's Light Invisible is a large installation of glass panels illuminated from above with no interior lighting. It's quite impressive, and I generally enjoy plexiglass and glass illuminated sculptures. however, honestly I didn't get much out of the piece. It's interested for a few moments, but there didn't seem to be any underlying theme that I could discern.
Futbol The Beautiful Game which is a celebration of Soccer culture around the world. There were some interesting pieces, and I especially liked the Stadium piece that is in the video above. There's just something so awesome when a miniature stadium can be filled with a team of Red Power Rangers against a team of Incredible Hulks while being viewed by multiple Jesuses.
The one new show that I really enjoyed was Agnes Varda in Californialand which showcased the Belgian artist's film and photography. My favorite part was her "My Shack of Cinema"
Which is a large size installation made from strips of film taken from decommissioned prints of several of her films. It's an incredible piece that you can actually walk into.
Very cool stuff.