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Psychogeography

A three-dimensional map of the lower Manhattan skyline made of a Jell-O-like material by Liz Hickok, from the exhibition, You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery till 5 November 2010. Psychogeography was defined in 1955 by theorist Guy Debord as “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.”

Another Rome


Photo © Gregory Crewdson
 
It’s likely that the critical reception of Gregory Crewdson’s latest body of work, a black-and-white series titled “Sanctuary” that is now on display at Gagosian’s uptown gallery, will focus on the difference between the somber new photographs taken on the backlots of Cinecittà and the artist’s signature images …read the rest of this article »

Portrait of Shingo Francis, Casa del Mar, Santa Monica, California


Photo © Kóan Jeff Baysa
 
Born to an American impressionist painter father and a Japanese contemporary filmmaker mother, Shingo has established himself as a global artist achieving special recognition at ARCO in Spain, among other places, and through notable exhibitions in Japan and in the U.S.

His opening at the 5 Star Hotel Casa del Mar, was well-attended by friends of Shingo and friends of his parents, spanning generations. Along with another artist, Felicia, who created a wonderful image incorporating an existing mirror, Shingo floated painted paper spheres above the expansive lounge, mounted translucent colored spheres in windows, and installed colored hula hoop sculptures in the beach sand in front of the hotel. He also showed framed works hung on walls throughout the hotel’s main areas.