ArtCrawl is a tradition that's been held up since 1992; takes place every year the weekend before Thanksgiving. Local artists open up their showrooms in the Warehouse district to entertain and enlighten visitors on Contemporary Art. There's good eats, entertainment to liven the entire neighborhood. Although I missed the big show this past Saturday that pulled in quite a crowd from 10AM-12AM, I caught the remnants of the event on Sunday. I got a chance to meet and interview old friends like Anita Varadaraju and Curtis Christianson; as well as and new acquaintances Galina Kurlat, Syd Moean, Liduine Bekman; amazing artists at Hardy and Nance street studios. I was blown away by the Black and White landscape and portraits of Galina—reminded me of why I fell in love with photography—it's the old world film grain, the classic edge that the black and white film produced. Reminded me of circa 1930's. She done amazing work with an impressive resume. You can currently find her work at the Museum of fine Arts Houston, she's been featured in many Arts magazines and newspapers, including the Houston press. We instantly clicked emigrating from a foreign country and ending up in New York for a few years and falling in love with black and white photography and dark room processing. Something as peculiar as her work is the camera that she uses, dates back to the 1920's. Not so easy to find those types of film anymore. She's currently planning a show in February at Lawndale art center with a series called Safe Distance. Visit her website anytime and connect with her for updates on her upcoming show. More on the upcoming exhibit here.
26 November 2013
12 November 2013
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31 October 2013
20 October 2013
I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything
08 October 2013
I used to live in this city. The pinnacle of NYC lies on Times square, between 42nd street and 47th. Every night this place transforms into a light show spectacle, people from all over the world visit daily to take in the scenery; it's like nothing you'd find anywhere else (maybe Tokyo). There's Broadway and the shows that take residence, flagship stores that attract thousands of customers, MTV has fans lining up for the next celebrity appearance, waiting to catch a glimpse through its glass walls. This is where the ball drops at the turn of every new year, there's intense traffic, yellow cabs, high rises and huge billboards, glamour, tourists, funky smells, homeless folks, street hawkers... You can find them all right here.