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“Neither Here Nor There” is superb. Love the image.
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Glad you liked John. Just hope the building owners didn’t mind the fact that I partially ripped away the siding :)
You rip siding as well as you photograph. 😉
Hysterical! :-)! But back to the others…the first one is great, and made me think of this early work by Dorothea Rockburne, from the 70’s, where she took big sheets of heavy brown paper and did things like this with them. Then the second made me think of Mondrian. Nice associations! I found a photo –
and a recent article –
She was probably the best instructor I had at SVA. The last quote in the article sounds just like her. So glad she’s still kickin’. Sorry to go off on another tangent!
Almost missed this comment Lynn.
Thanks for the intro to Rockburne. Looks like I moved too soon to catch her show at Dia. It’s so interesting to see the range of materials and approaches she used in her work: Without seeing any of it in person, I tend to like her minimalist paper and linen compositions the best.
To call a teacher the best one ever had is quite a testimonial.
Maybe the best was my high school art teacher… ;-) But Dorothea was great. She’s very cerebral, but has a warmth that some other minimalists lack – I don’t know if it shows in the work because it’s hard for me to separate the work from the person.
Do you know of Charles Simonds?
She invited him to class once. We all went up on the roof and watched in silence as he stripped his clothes off, mixed up his mud, and proceeded to build a tiny city of minuscule bricks on his body as he lay on the asphalt roof. I think it went on all afternoon. Dorothea came over to me and said she thought his work would particularly resonate with me. He was doing something so different from most other NYC art world artists at the time. She recognized a quality that did resonate strongly with me.
He had a piece in a Whitney stairwell that people used to walk past, not even seeing it, for years. And – wow! – it’s still there!
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