by amber ek

Francesca Woodman, Untitled, New York, 1979–80
© George and Betty Woodman; Courtesy of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
(via In Pictures - Francesca Woodman | AnOther)

This is not the work of someone battling against social pressures; rather Woodman is expressing the interests, passions and sexual desires of her deepest self.

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It’s Showtime at the Alhambra:
Ferran Martin had personal reasons for burning motifs, modeled on those carved on the ceilings in Granada’s fabulous Alhambra palace, into the floor of Newman Popiashvili Gallery in Chelsea. For the Spanish-born artist, the medium and the message have to do with his own family history.
But that floor—which constitutes the entirety of his show, Granada—opened at a time when New York has been suffused with echoes of the culture of the Nasrids, the last Arab dynasty to occupy Spain. There was the show at New York Botanic Garden last summer re-imagining the sights, sounds, and smells of the Alhambra’s famous gardens. And the intricate geometry of its carvings reverberates in the new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, particularly in a 16th-century gilded wood mudejar ceiling and a newly created Moroccan court. 
Meanwhile, there’s another kind of complement to Martin’s floor a few blocks away, at Mary Boone gallery. Jim Isermann’s solo show consists of a ceiling—also geometric, formed from a grid of five hundred custom translucent vacuum-formed styrene panels. The piece blocks off the gallery’s distinctive soaring trussed roof, making it seem less like an art space and more like, Isermann suggests, an Op-Minimalist lecture hall or an airport concourse. 
So you might says that both artists are thinking outside the White Cube— while staying inside it. 
Courtesy Newman Popiashvili Gallery.

marcelo gomes

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX1

paul & heather

(by karlerikbrondbo)

Winter Field, Stirlingshire, Scotland by Robert Fulton from Cumbernauld. (This year’s winner of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards.)