Isamu Noguchi | Paris Abstraction + Klint, Marca-Reli, Hodges, Koryl

Isamu Noguchi, Paris Abstraction, 1928 via Variations at Pace Gallery at the Noguchi Museum.

Hilma af Klint, Seven-Pointed Star, No. 2 Group V, 1908 via Monoskop. 

Hilma af Klint, Seven-Pointed Star, No. 2 Group V, 1908 via Monoskop

Conrad Marca-Relli, Ibiza 8, Collage Multiple, 1968 via icollector.

Jim Hodges, A Diary of Flowers in Love, 1996. via Art Tattler

Karolina Koryl, i dreampt, 2014  via korvijl.tumblr.

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Apple Extra Large Mobile by Fort Makers via Aha here

Apple Extra Large Mobile by Fort Makers via Aha here

Art Enthusiast Favorite: Artist Miya Ando

Miya Ando, Perception 4, 2015

Urethane and pigment on aluminum, 12 × 12 in, 30.5 × 30.5 cm

See Artsy's complete Miya Ando page here. 

I first saw Miya Ando's work a few years ago in a Sundaram Tagore email newsletter. I was on their mailing list because at one point had helped with the fabrication of Adi Da's artwork, who had openings at Tagore's Chelsea and Beverly Hills locations in 2010 and 2011. Since that time I had kept an interest in what other work Tagore represented.

Adi Da's 2010 show at Sundaram Tagore in 2010 in NY. 

At Tagore's gallery, 2010. 

At Tagore's gallery, 2010. 

In Tagore's email newsletter I was immediately attracted to the color and feeling in Ando's work. I searched for her online and this was the first piece I found: 

 

Miya Ando

Urushi Light Blue, 2014

Sundaram Tagore Gallery

I was writing a short story called Night Surfing and this piece became my totem for the work. I felt it captured exactly the feeling I had been meditating on and was thrilled. I put her piece on my Tumblr art blog and it started to get reblogged right away. At the time I remember her  work made me think of Danny Fuller's time lapsed ocean photos. He is a surfer I grew up with on Kauai and admired his artistic development. Her stuff also made me think of Eric Cahan's sky images. 

Soon I needed more.  I headed to online art heaven Artsy to look for more of Ando's work. Every single thing I found of hers I liked and resonated with. I am from Marin County and saw her work, Bolinas.

Miya Ando, Morning Bolinas 2014, via Blouin

Miya Ando, Morning Bolinas 2014, via Blouin

 

Her bodhi tree leaf mandalas. Her bio says she'd grown up Buddhist. I had grown up with very strong influences of Tibetan Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta and my mother collects Bodhi leaves. 

Rose Mini Mandala via Artsy

Rose Mini Mandala via Artsy

Ando's work feels happy, healing and elemental. Color is a/the most important feature of art to me because it demonstrates feeling so completely. The nonverbal is powerful. My grandmother, painter Grace Meredith, always emphasized color and getting the exact color that you saw for what you were painting.  I once brought a brown blanket into her house from my car and she was so offended she made me bring the unacceptable color outside at once. 

Today Ando posted this hanabira petal on her Instagram

pic by @studiomiyaando on Instagram

pic by @studiomiyaando on Instagram

There's an equanimity in her work and something about it reminds me of both the elementals of growing up in wild nature, and of sitting in meditation.  There's a stillness accompanying her work that is more than refreshing.  

See Artsy's complete Miya Ando page here. 

 

Broad Museum | Favorites

The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles.  

Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog (Blue), 1994-2000

El Anatsui, Red Block, 2010

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Obnoxious Liberals, 1982

Charles Ray, Fall '91, 1992

Cy Twombly Nini's Painting (Rome), 1971 (with sculpture) and Untitled (Rome), 1961

Robert Longo, Untitled (White Riot), 1982

Keith Haring, Untitled, 1984

Mark Tansey, Forward Retreat, 1986

Anselm Kiefer, Am Rhein, 1968-91

Robert Raushenberg, Untitled, 1963

Jeff Koons, Tulips, 1995-2004

John Baldessari, Tips For Artists Who Want To Sell, 1966-68, via postcard at Broad giftshop

His Holiness

This morning was breakfast with the Dalai Lama. He is a good and happy man and the room filled with joy as he spoke to us, 200 women. 

 

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Artist Jon Marro presented a portrait to His Holiness as a gift at the end of the morning.  

 

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He explained the esoteric function of each part of his portrait.  

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My favorite element is the reflection of The Buddha's eyes in the Dalai Lama's glasses.  

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Many thanks to With Compassion for the invite.  

Henri Rousseau | Surprised! + La Grande Odalisque + Nobel Woman + Nasturtium Salad

Henri Rousseau, Surprised! 1891 via National Gallery. 

Henri Rousseau, Surprised! 1891 via National Gallery

Jean-August-Dominique Ingres, La Grande Odalisque, 1814 via The Louvre

Paul Gauguin, Te Arii Vahine (The Nobel Woman), 1892 via Global Gallery

James Rosenquist, Nasturtium Salad, 1984 via The Guggenheim.

Paul Cezanne, The Garden at Les Lauves, 1906 via artsy.

Paul Klee, Tropical Twilight, 1921 via The Art Stack.

Patrick Shoemaker, Fire on Fire, 2014 via Philip Bloom Gallery.

Gabriel Orozco, Quatro Parques via Artsy

Andrea Pinheiro- Intangible Records (mica), 2015

Andrea Pinheiro, Intangible Records (Mica), 2015

Andrea Pinheiro, Intangible Records (Mica), 2015

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Gold leaf hair: NYFW 2016. Geode and irregular diamond ring: Kimberly Mcdonald, Moda Operandi. Pastel eyelet dress: Valentino ready to wear 2015.  Shimmer table: Patricia Urquiola.  Chain-Back dress: Valentino ready to wear 2016.  Apple extra-large Mobile, Fort Makers, Aha Life.  Salmon Suede Shoes, Gucci. Blue-green kyanite bracelet: Lauren Wolf Jewelry, Gilt.  L-Space Chloe Top, L-Space, Anthropologie.  

Gold leaf hair: NYFW 2016. Geode and irregular diamond ring: Kimberly Mcdonald, Moda Operandi. Pastel eyelet dress: Valentino ready to wear 2015.  Shimmer table: Patricia Urquiola.  Chain-Back dress: Valentino ready to wear 2016.  Apple extra-large Mobile, Fort Makers, Aha Life.  Salmon Suede Shoes, Gucci. Blue-green kyanite bracelet: Lauren Wolf Jewelry, Gilt.  L-Space Chloe Top, L-Space, Anthropologie.  

Oculus Witness: Overland Partners + James Turrell and Francisco De Holanda

Turrell and De Holanda, 500 years apart, evoking the same.

oc·u·lus

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noun

ARCHITECTURE

  1. a round or eyelike opening or design, in particular.

    • a circular window.

    • the central boss of a volute.

 

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