What’s up with me

This weekend, I took time from work and went to the RiverRun Film Festival in Winston-Salem. We were given free tickets to the Gala a couple of year ago and had a big time. We bought tickets this year and decided it's more fun for less money. The same band played less dance-able songs and…

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We went to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University today. Ostensibly, it was to see this installation, entitled Precarity, by John Akomfrah. But, of course, we saw everything else while we were there, too. It is based on the life of "Charles 'Buddy' Bolden, the first person known to have explored the sonic…

Along the Carroll Park Canal

There is a Linear Park in Frederick, Maryland with a canal running through it.   There is a bridge over it that has been completely transformed by trompe l'oeil  stones, insets and a duck. She was looking for koi and didn't see the duck until we pointed it out to her because it is flat.  She…

Talking about Porn

I think artistic nudes are about form and light. I think erotica aims to titillate. Where you draw the pornography line has to do with your own head. For me, it is determined by consent. And erotica that doesn't have the consent of all participants crosses that line into unacceptable. That includes putting up your…

Non-objective

I have been a fan of Wassily Kandinsky ever since I first saw a picture of his work. And it puzzled me because I don't (didn't) really get abstract art. And I presumed Kandinsky was doing abstracts. I was wrong. Recently, I was at a gallery show with artists hanging around to meet the public.…