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The Power of Art: Herman Wallace’s Dream House

I wanted to write this short post because something happened recently that reminded me about the power and importance of art. From the film, Herman’s House. A friend of mine was commenting the other night that very little art that she sees on a daily basis resonates emotionally with her. It’s true – there is a tendency for much of
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Manhattan: Museum Marathon Part One

I’m just back from a ‘Museum Marathon’ weekend in New York. We saw lots, but my favorites were the Claes Oldenburg: The Street & The Store at MoMA, Ken Price at the Metropolitan and James Turrell’s Aten Reign at the Guggenheim. Claes Oldenburg, at MoMA. A sandwich soft sculpture, with ‘pleather’ olive. A shop window selling women’s undergarments. I’ve long
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Come Up To My Room: 2012

My first impression, at this year’s emerging design exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel, which is titled Come Up To My Room, was that it wasn’t quite as strong as the past few years. UA Collective. All photos: VoCA. Click on images to enlarge. Looking through my photos, though I’m not sure that’s the case. The work is different, more conceptual
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VoCA in NYC: Maurizio Cattelan

I was in New York last weekend, to see friends but also to see the Maurizio Cattelan retrospective the day before it closed. It has gotten quite a bit of attention for its unusual installation. The work was hung entirely from the ceiling, down the central atrium, with absolutely nothing on the walls of the notoriously difficult gallery. It transformed
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VoCA Recommends: David Hoffos at the National Gallery of Canada

David Hoffos: Scenes from the House Dream National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa 6 November 2009 – 14 February 2010 David Hoffos, Scenes from the House Dream: Barnett Newman, 2004 Detail of diorama. Image: canadianart.ca “I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” — Gaston Bachelard (The Poetics of
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