“Drawn to Greatness” at the Morgan Library and Museum

I recently checked out the "Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection" at the Morgan Library and Museum, in Manhattan. The exhibition is (incompletely) viewable online [accessed 08/11/17] I really enjoyed this show, which is focused on the drawing (defined loosely) of major (European) painters from the Renaissance to the modern era. What… Continue reading “Drawn to Greatness” at the Morgan Library and Museum

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Jesse Gassongo-Alexander’s “Bloom” at Galerie Chappe

I recently checked out a multiple-artist exposition prepared as an accompaniment to a short coming-of-age film by London's Jesse Gassongo-Alexander (and sponsored/presented by Deli Paris Club and the magazine Paulette). I am often drawn to figurative representations of women and interpretations of femininity, which is what compelled me to step inside the gallery in the… Continue reading Jesse Gassongo-Alexander’s “Bloom” at Galerie Chappe

Virginie Roux-Cassé at Galerie Chappe

Personal notes, with reference to course themes of time and/or place: Recently, I visited a small exposition by French visual artist Virginie Roux-Cassé [accessed 20/07/2017] at Galerie Chappe. The exposition, "Eau fil de l'Eau" (a play on words from a phrase meaning "continuous flow" or "with the flow") comprised a series of medium to large-scale… Continue reading Virginie Roux-Cassé at Galerie Chappe

Charlotte Salvanès at Galerie Mariska Hammoudi

Personal notes, with reference to course themes, on Salvanès' recent exposition: Everyday Life in a Happy Family Recently, I visited a small gallery in my neighbourhood. I had walked by as they were setting up the exposition and felt drawn to the work I saw, which felt distinctly maternal, feminine, familiar to me. Indeed, the… Continue reading Charlotte Salvanès at Galerie Mariska Hammoudi