Samaras and the Selfie: In a recent interview with Michael Skafidas of the Huffington Post, Lucas Samaras discusses the artistic development of self-portraiture and how it differs from the contemporary phenomenon of the “selfie.” Read more from the article here.
Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, through June 1, 2014.
Neon sculptures and installations by San Francisco, California artist Meryl Pataky:
New Post has been published on http://www.spectrearts.org/blog/event/3rd-friday-april/
3rd Friday April
“Lullaby of Loss”
Visit us for a 3rd Friday closing reception of of the exhibition by MFAEDA graduate Brenda L. Burmeister.
Using film, sculpture and audience participation, Lullaby of Loss consists of four installation works: Temporary, Hush-A-Bye,Missing and Family Album. Each piece seeks to create an intimate portrait of the experience of single motherhood within the broader conversations of loss, family rituals, and confession.
From the mundane, collaborative practice of pitching a tent on a family vacation in Temporary, to the ordinary but heartbreaking tradition of saving a child’s baby teeth in Missing, to the artist’s devised ceremony of collecting letters/confessions from single mothers in Hush-A-Bye and Family Album, each work employs family rituals as a framework.
The audience will be invited to create their own confessions and to interact with the outdoor sculpture.
Burmeister who describes herself as, “reluctant conceptual artist, devout experimental film/video maker, but above all I consider myself an expert metaphor maker” is opening her thesis at SPECTRE Arts for our April.
“As a single mother of three, my work often is pre-occupied by ordinary drama, mothering, and spilled milk (figuratively, literally, and even conceptually), but always strives toward documenting the personal in a universal way.”
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