Megan Whitmarsh- King Kong Shares KitKat.
Megan Whitmarsh- King Kong Shares KitKat.
public apologies (2014)
1) i am sorry my kindness became cruelty
2) i am sorry you lived your life like an apology
3) i am sorry i always ate take away instead of your tender home cooked meals
4) i am sorry i didn’t know the different between selfishness & self preservation
5) i am sorry i called out your brother’s name when we were having sex
6) i am sorry i promised you gentle realism
7) i am sorry i never learnt to pronounce your name properly
8) i am sorry i shoplifted every gift i have ever given to a friend
9) i am sorry i saw your suffering as something beautiful
10) i am sorry that i don’t wake up when you begin sobbing at 3am
11) i am sorry for comparing ever kiss to the taste of pork
12) i am sorry for only coming up with 3 reasons to keep respiring
13) i am sorry for equating ever relationship with a lobotomy
14) i am sorry i never picked up my mobile even though my dad called me 43 times on his birthday
15) i am sorry for liking faces with a black eye & hands with raw knuckles
16) i am sorry
~~~(Concept: wearable performance art)::::
Hand embroidered white jumper with black string depicting the concept of a performative and externalised state of being apologetic. Instead of repressing or harbouring feelings of guilt, desire, perversion, etc, the wearer can publicly display their affective state and past events which may hold conflict or trigger tension. Furthermore, historical artefacts which are both intimate and personal are made even more vulnerable by this act of wearing it as an everyday and integrated piece of clothing, challenging the notion of a sacred and internalised state of suffering and remorse. The anecdotal and narrative nature of the sentences also serves to conjure a more personalised and relatable form by evoking a standard post-pubescent mood. Ultimately the wearer can confront and be confronted by their own clothing.
Goatherded- Charlo M. Frade
For the comicsworkbook COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2014
between winter and spring #4
23x30.5cm canvas on watercolor
Where are the women?
"Nearly a half-century on from feminism, simply being a woman artist is still a revolutionary act. And getting one’s work shown continues to be met by enormous inbuilt resistance. "
This isn’t the point of the article, but it still is so accurate that it hurts to read:
"A good Koons essay and a batch of great artist-commentaries on Koons run alongside the usual abstruse articles telling us that cinema and performance and photography are now very, very, important to art, eight pages on Richard Serra’s latest man-of-steel slabs in the Qatar desert, the requisite review of a big international biennial, pages and pages about a silent film from 1930, and reviews where convoluted jargon makes it hard to know what the critic thinks of the work. (Note to critics: Can you at least get to the subject within the first four or five paragraphs?!)"
Iranian artist, Leila Pazooki
Moment of Glory
Neon light installation
Courtesy Leila Heller Gallery
Illustrations, 2014 | by Michael Howard
Louise Zhang (born 1991) is a Sydney-based artist whose work starts with the most basic unit of construction: the amorphous, inchoate ‘blob.’
I’m here but nothing
Yayoi Kusama began hallucinating spots atop the surfaces of her world at a young age. In these polka dots, at once simple and boundless, Kusama found a way to break from the self and look into infinity.
Happy birthday to Gustav Klimt. Today we celebrate his special day with a painting he began in 1917, but was left unfinished by his sudden death in 1918. This masterful portraitist had an incredible impact on painting with his intimate depictions of women and remarkable detailing. Has anything unfinished ever looked so good?
Now on view: “Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman),” 1917–18, by Gustav Klimt (On loan from The Lewis Collection)
As an adolescent, I struggled with my hair. Being of half African and Puerto Rican descent I inherited very naturally curly hair. Alongside my white skinned, long straight haired friends, I felt different and unattractive. I went through many grueling hours brushing, combing, and straightening. That process was very difficult and tedious, just like the process of my embroideries. To embroider with my hair I have to straighten each piece separately. The materials I use also are inspired by older art traditions. I have used the doilies to relate to the Victorian era practice of weaving human hair into bracelets, necklaces, and rings to mourn the deceased. As well as, the even older tradition of using human hair in Chinese folk art. My work explores my struggle in developing my identity in relationship to Western ideals of beauty and femininity.
Hair Embroideries by Sula Fay
Gustav Klimt, born today in 1862, is primarily known for his paintings of figures, but he also painted landscapes throughout his career.
[Gustav Klimt. The Park. 1910 or earlier.]
Vincent van Gogh, detail of Wheatfield With a Reaper