Day 357: Twelve.TwentyEight.13

A facebook game:

Here’s a game: let’s fill Facebook with art. Those who ‘like’ this image will be assigned an artist, then they should post a photo of a work by that artist, continuing the chain. I was assigned Sarah Sze.

(Just my own note here, not part of the game itself… I LOVE THIS! I’ve already learned soo much about artists I formerly knew nothing about. Or at least, thought I didn’t. Turns out I have photos of Sze’s work from one of my many visits to The Highline. I just didn’t realize it was hers… Anyways, those of you who know me know this is completely the kind of thing I love to be a part of… Thanks for being so awesome Keila!!)
Hope you will want to play along, too, friends!)

Sarah Sze: Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Sze graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yale University with a BA in 1991. She then received a MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York in 1997. Sze is an alumna of Milton Academy in Milton, Massachusetts, from which she graduated in 1987.
Career

Since the late 1990s, Sarah Sze’s signature sculptural aesthetic has presented ephemeral installations that penetrate walls, suspend from ceilings and burrow into the ground. The artist creates immense, yet intricate site-specific works which manipulate every space—be that a gallery, domestic interior or street corner—and profoundly affects the way it is viewed. Sze’s practice exists at the intersection of sculpture, painting and architecture where her formal interest in light, air and movement is coupled with an intuitive understanding of colour and texture. Sze utilises a myriad of everyday objects in her installations from cotton buds and tea bags to water bottles and ladders, light bulbs and electric fans. Presented as leftovers or traces of human behaviour, these items, released from their commonplace duty possess a certain vitality and ambition within the work. Her careful consideration of every shift in scale between the humble and the monumental, the throwaway and the precious, the incidental and the essential solicits a new experience of space, disorienting and reorienting the viewer at every turn.[3]

Her intricate works, each of which she constructs by hand, consist of unexpected and carefully arranged combinations of materials. Sze transforms these everyday objects into gravity-defying works in horizontal and tower-like formations that zigzag into the heights of gallery spaces.[4] In 2011-2012, her work Still Life With Landscape (Model for a Habitat) was installed on the High Line in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and received the AICA Award for Best Project in a Public Space. In 2016, a permanent installation of drawings by Sze on ceramic tiles will open in the 96th Street Subway Station on the new Second Avenue Subway line in New York City. [5]

Sze is a 2003 recipient of the MacArthur Fellows Program “genius grant”.[6]

Sze lives in New York with her husband, Siddhartha Mukherjee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, and their two daughters.[9][10]

Bio courtesy of Wikipedia

Artwork by Sarah Sze

Artwork by Sarah Sze

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 347: Twelve.Eighteen.13

The Jump Off Party @ SoHo DC every Wednesday night. Ft. Dj Toxsick & this week’s spotlight Words Beats & Life. Artwork by Juan Pineda. We got down.

The Jump Off Spotlight: Words Beats & Life

The Jump Off Spotlight: Words Beats & Life

The Jump Off: Artwork by Juan Pineda

The Jump Off: Artwork by Juan Pineda

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 343: Twelve.Fourteen.13

A few days late on sharing these photos. Perhaps I needed the time to reflect.

Our Reel Talk: December 13 Edition was a success on all accounts. The space, the food, the film, the people…

Reel Talk: December 13 Edition

Reel Talk: December 13 Edition

Reel Talk: December 13 Edition

Reel Talk: December 13 Edition

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 341: Twelve.Twelve.13

What a brilliant – and beautiful – way to stay connected as a family when distance gets in the way. This? Over facebook or messaging any day.

Dad Finishes Kid’s Drawings

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 340: Twelve.Eleven.13

Week two of The Jump Off Party. The audience was almost nil and it was disappointing to say the least.

This party is so good. Not because it’s mine. OK well yes, because it’s mine. Because if there’s a thing I know how to do, it’s how to throw a party. OK and another thing I know? Bringing together incredibly talented artists.

So we’ve got all the right ingredients. Now, if we can just. Get. People. In. The. Door. They will see. How do we get them to come? I’m running out of ideas.

So I’m sad about the turnout, and feeling disheartened about my ability to run events and a business.

But this happened. And this, totally, makes me want to keep going. Because really, how awesome are they? (And they believed in us – me – enough to participate, even though they don’t need it to enhance their careers.) I present: The Jump Off Party spotlight artists: Christylez & Wytold.

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 330: Twelve.One.13

You can know someone and like them and appreciate them… and then come to realize there are whole pieces of them you don’t know. And it’s fabulous to discover those hidden (or not so hidden) talents, dreams, motivations, creative visions. To see people pursue their passions, even in the midst of a good, solid, happy life, is just plain old awesome. Here’s one of those moments to share with you:

James_Craft on Soundcloud

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 326: Eleven.TwentySeven.13

As posted to my fb page earlier:

First of all, this is FANtabulous. High fives to everyone involved in this video.

Second of all, it is my (not-so-secret) dream to do exactly this with a warehouse space that we can then turn into the ReSourceArts headquarters. A place where art runs wild. Creativity reigns. People make awesome happen everyday.

We’re getting soooo close. (It’s not just a dream anymore, it’s really happening!) New name, new branding, similar (but even better) concept and business model alll in the works as we speak. Wait for it, wait for it…

And space is the next frontier – we’re working on a location in DC starting in the new year. (Where should we be?? Who’s got a building they want to let us artify??)

OK so finally, back to my original point of this post… when we have all those things in place… LET’S DO THIS!!! Artists, creatives, awesome people, who’s gonna join me??????

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 324: Eleven.TwentyFive.13

Introducing The Jump Off:

ReSourceArts‘ newest venture – a weekly Wednesday night party.

Artwork by Juan Pineda

Artwork by Juan Pineda

Flyer design by 12.26 Studios

Flyer design by 12.26 Studios

Resident DJ: Toxsick

Resident DJ: Toxsick

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 323: Eleven.TwentyFour.13

It was a gloriously well-lit day in The District. Freezing as all hell. But such beautiful, beautiful light. A perfect day for an #outnaboutdc trip.

Photos of:

The Yards Park
Blind Whino: SW Arts Club (Artwork by MEGGS)
Art Yards DC  Project (Artwork by Kelly Towles, Dabsmyla, Mr. Jasper Wong, Pow Wow Hawaii)

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 321: Eleven.TwentyTwo.13

I just love Pharrell Williams. Here’s one more reason why he makes me so HAPPY.

You can watch hour one of his 24-hour music video here:

And the whole thing can be found here:

Pharrell Williams – Happy

Here’s to another day of creativity…