run for the hills

... the blog of J. Seth Van Der Eems
US Student Artist
Outdoor Enthusiast
opening tomorrow

opening tomorrow

"Though not everything. There’s a very good small show trapped in the body of this very big, bad Biennial. Exemplary in this regard, Zoe Leonard has turned one of the largest single galleries in the museum into a beautiful empty camera obscura, using the Whitney’s distinctive prismatic window as a lens. Here we see the world projected upside-down into the darkened space; traffic runs on the ceiling; building façades reach to the floor. In this reverberating quiet, one of the Whitney’s final uses of its unusual architecture before it moves downtown, we see the place where the real meets the power of the abstract."

Jerry Saltz - New York Magazine

Though I was not there enough to make a good judgement call. I would have, surprisingly, said something similar to this. Leonard’s piece was by far my favorite piece and the one I spent the most time with my whole 5 days in New York.

(Source: vulture.com)

wall sketch in studio for upcoming show

wall sketch in studio for upcoming show

new ideas in the studio

new ideas in the studio

flying this weekend reminded me of the inspiration at 35000 ft

there is some absolutely wonderful line and mark inspiration in these photos I just combed google images for. no, I didn’t take my camera.

new work is collecting in the studio

new work is collecting in the studio

The UK does it again.

I have run across another fantastic artist - Emma McNally. So much good line work and space happening in her work. I also love that she has a liberal arts education and approach to her work by having her degree in English and Philosophy and creating out of that base. You should take some time to look at more of her work below.

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Self Bio & Artist Statements

Work @ Trinity Contemporary

Work @ Beautiful Decay - Personally like these the best

Flickr

studio

studio

I did not know this series existed. Love these.

7knotwind:

GERHARD RICHTER
November
a series of 54 works in ink, produced in 2008— created through the manipulation of ink, varying its consistency as well as its flow before depositing it on highly absorbent paper. The ink permeated through the sheets creating two related images, one on the front, one on the back of each of the 27 sheets that make up this work.
view the November micro site here

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"If we would become less detached and more vulnerable toward art, we might find a way to dispel our cynicism and learn to believe again."

— If this review is an honest account of the ideas found within this film, I believe there are wonderful things happening in cinemas all over the world. 

(Source: curatormagazine.com)

Fascinating theory of the intersection of Art, Leisure, and Entertainment I ran across today at this blog (post in context, background information, author). I feel this a a fair representation of the “art world” as seen by those “outside of it”. There is a strange bent towards “High Entertainment” as the best of all outcomes from this diagram. I certainly hope this is not the case. Largely, I think this reveals the importance of a good definition of Art. Depending on how one defines Art (and High Art), this has far reaching implication into entertainment, the entitlement mentality, and the current state of culture. 
So, this prompts an interesting question: how do (or should) we define Art and what is the role of leisure or enjoyment within it?

Fascinating theory of the intersection of Art, Leisure, and Entertainment I ran across today at this blog (post in context, background information, author). I feel this a a fair representation of the “art world” as seen by those “outside of it”. There is a strange bent towards “High Entertainment” as the best of all outcomes from this diagram. I certainly hope this is not the case. Largely, I think this reveals the importance of a good definition of Art. Depending on how one defines Art (and High Art), this has far reaching implication into entertainment, the entitlement mentality, and the current state of culture. 

So, this prompts an interesting question: how do (or should) we define Art and what is the role of leisure or enjoyment within it?

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