Altered Spaces – Art & Architecture: Shake Your Money Maker
When James Brown oozed out the lines “shake your money-maker,” he didn’t think we’d need a museum to identify a subject that to him was best explained by rhythm itself. Yet “sex” is a three-letter word packed with meaning. So much meaning that any mention of it is loaded.
Altered Spaces – From Warsaw Ghetto to Darfur
Pediatrician Jerry Ehrlich said he “stuffed the children’s drawings into the pages of the New York Times,” to get them out of Africa without detection.
Altered Spaces – Sex, Art, Culture, and Princeton Modern Architecture
Altered Spaces: Blowing Apart the Rectangle
The shape and scope of the Frank Gehry-designed Peter B. Lewis Science Library building at Princeton University is now clear.
Altered Spaces: Taliban Portraits
In 2001, while following the Northern Alliance into the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, Magnum photographer Thomas Dworzak spotted some fascinating pictures in passport photographers’ windows.
Kathy Osborn is a multimedia artist from Brooklyn whose work sets a powerful narrative scene no matter what her technique. Men hover menacingly and women long for escape; you fill in the blanks in the story.
Lost and Found: Michelle Reader’s Portrayal of Over-Consumption
Michelle Reader’s work spans the disciplines of sculpture, prop-making, and design for performance. She makes sculpture from recycled materials such as found objects, household waste, scrap wood, metal, and anything else that she can scrape up. She sometimes uses papier-mache or makes mechanical objects from the materials. There is a sensitivity to her work that goes beyond mere representation. She manages to create an almost living, breathing cast of quirky characters out of what was once refuse.
Luigi Francischello paints semi-representational pictures in a sketchy, graffiti-like style. Chock full of symbols and hieroglyphic suggestions, his images tell non-narrative stories that ramble on without clear direction.