As the Whitney prepares for its historic move downtown, Flora Miller Biddle discusses the three generations of “Whitney Women”—her grandmother Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, who in 1914 founded the Whitney Studio in Greenwich Village, and in 1930 the Whitney Museum of American Art; her mother Flora Whitney Miller, who served as the Museum’s President (1941–1966) and Chairman (1966–1974); and herself, who served as President (1977–1985) and is currently the Honorary Chairman of the Museum.
The Un-Private Collection:
Jeff Koons and John Waters
Last night artist Jeff Koons and filmmaker/author/photographer John Waters discussed Koon’s innovative and ever-changing art making practice, which ranges from sculpture to painting to digital media. Like Waters, Koons’s art comments on the notion of “good taste,” as well as the decadence of capitalist culture, the innocence of childhood, and beauty’s eternal resonance. Waters will speak with Koons about the inspiration and ideas behind his iconic works such as Michael Jackson and Bubbles, Balloon Dog (Blue), and Girl with Dolphin and Monkey Triple Popeye (Seascape), all of which are part of the Broad’s collection. This program is presented as part of The Broad museum’s Un-Private Collection art talk series and is co-presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’s ALOUD series.
Through a Google trends graph, Corinna Kirsch’s demonstrated the “painting is dead” and “painting is back” conversation to be a ten-year pissing contest between a couple of critics.
Jeff Goran’s “A Lighter or a Spoon”
A d e l a A n d e a : Z e r o D e g r e e s C e l s i u s
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11th, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition dates: January 11th – February 15th, 2014
Cris Worley Fine Arts is excited to announce its second solo exhibition with new media artist Adela Andea. Romanian-born Andea is known for her elaborate light installations that create an all-encompassing visual experience for the viewer. The impetus for this exhibition, Zero Degrees Celsius, came from Andea’s recent trip to Alaska. After viewing the momentousglacier formations, Andea was inspired by the hues of white and glowing pastels of the ice and sought to simulate their ancient forms using modern technology.
For this exhibition, Andea continues to experiment with her medium, combining technical materials, such as magnifying lenses, LED lights, flex neon, and power sources, with organic motifs to construct otherworldly forms. Her purpose is to visualize the uncanny relationship man has with technology, a relationship that involves knowledge of the familiar and swift adaptation to ever-changing systems. The vibrant colors and varied textures create a playground for the eyes, allowing them to dance across Andea’s compositions with spontaneity and access the viewer’s personal experiences for interpretation.