Update: Joe O’Donoghue’s ‘Happenstansically Beautiful’

In October, I wrote about a chance meeting I had with Brooklyn- based artist named Joe O'Donoghue and his newly exhibited works of art. O'Donoghue recently opened up his gallery and workspace for a show of the work, aptly titled "Happenstansically Beautiful". O'Donoghue's pieces are all the result of his well-known ice sculpting work. The … Continue reading Update: Joe O’Donoghue’s ‘Happenstansically Beautiful’

Reaction to Four Umbrellas – Tupac Martir @NYFOL

Dumbo is small and steep and low. When it rains, it floods. The streets are unsteady, the buildings are old and crumbling, yet they are being reinforced at great expense by hopeful creatives. This damp, previously isolated industrial area is the scene of the first ever New York Festival of Light. From three blocks away, … Continue reading Reaction to Four Umbrellas – Tupac Martir @NYFOL

The New York Festival of Light

The experience of walking through Dumbo at night has changed enormously in the past few years. Since the development of Brooklyn Bridge Park and the revitalization of the industrial village as a land of artists and galleries, the area has become a hotspot for tech start-ups and a hub for creative professionals with the opening … Continue reading The New York Festival of Light

The Art of the Art that Melts: Brooklyn Ice Sculptor Joe O’Donoghue’s Latest Exhibit

You know those stories where someone finds a random object that turns out to be a key to a very usual looking door that's actually a portal which opens up into a magical land? Well, one day I was walking down Plymouth Street, past the great Brooklyn Roasting Co. and I stopped to take a … Continue reading The Art of the Art that Melts: Brooklyn Ice Sculptor Joe O’Donoghue’s Latest Exhibit

Rubin Museum // Reflection

My first trip to the Rubin Museum was with a group of acerbically-minded third graders. I immediately felt comforted in the quiet, deep-gray and gilded red space. The low chanting in the galleries and the soft faces of many Buddhas struck me as a warm greeting: kind and impersonal. The kids gravitated almost immediately to … Continue reading Rubin Museum // Reflection

Reflection: “The Dinner Party” (2014)

  To walk around “The Dinner Party” is to greet history in a fuller, less inhibited manner. Designed, built and crafted by historian and artist Judy Chicago and dozens of artisans, and funded by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation between 1974 and 1979, it is a tribute to women from the beginning of recorded history … Continue reading Reflection: “The Dinner Party” (2014)

Wangechi Mutu’s “The Fantastic Journey”

Having previously written about the very ….how should I put it? well-documented Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, I’ve also been ruminating on the truly fantastical collection of work on display in the same museum, but with no cameras allowed, by Wangechi Mutu. The exhibit is quiet, so that you can feel the … Continue reading Wangechi Mutu’s “The Fantastic Journey”