It's 3 a.m., and my mind is moving at hyperspeed. Plagued by the same thoughts, at this same inconvenient time: Where is my life going? Am I using these precious seconds, minutes, days right? How am I giving back to the world? AM. I. ADEQUATE?
The artist known as Chisolm recently exhibited a series of delightful works at DTR Modern Galleries on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach that were a courageously inventive and colorful take off on the Rorschach "inkblot" test invented in 1921 by the celebrated psychologist Hermann Rorschach.
The recently released list of galleries to join Art Miami continues to make this fair a remarkable assemblage of innovative works by emerging and established artists. Here's an accounting of noteworthy new exhibitors that caught my attention.
Much like the feeling I had the day I spent in the garden with these same students, these are lessons that will be carried and accessed like talismans, woven into every aspect of their lives as they grow older and away from school experiences.
The Dance of Reality is his first film in 23 years and it's a spiritual autobiography, redounding in not only the style but the content of Fellini's 81/2, with a bit of Bunuel and Dali's Un Chien Andalou (and Bunuel's Los Olivados thrown in for good measure).
One of the most compelling symbolic approaches to his work are the tentacles that swarm his canvases and the bodies on some sculptures. They intermingle, cross paths, and clash at different intersections.
The artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios have literally prepared a Feast. Which is the title of a brand-new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne. Osborne first came to John Kahrs' attention after he created an experimental animation test at WDAS.
Was Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune, "the greatest movie never made?" The South African director Richard Stanley makes that claim in Frank Pavich's documentary about the ill fated project, currently playing at Film Forum.
From a reading of this fascinating book, which provides an indispensable counterpoint to two exhibitions on the same theme at the Pompidou Center in Paris and the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, one leaves with the renewed certainty that the surrealist revolution was one of mind rather than of art.