Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Field Trip 5

       During our trip to the Whitney Museum of art , we explored the exhibit " Rituals of Rented Islands". This exhibit displayed works from the 1970's through the 1980's of artists who took part in New York's performing arts. From this show the three happenings that I chose were Theodora Skipitares " Skysaver", Sylvia Palacios Whitman's " Greenhands" , and the Kipper Kids by Martin Rochus Haselberg and Brian Routh.
       In Theodora Skipitares "Skysaver" made in 1981 , was based on Theodora's personal experiences with the mentally insane, and their life through art. In this performance it displays a woman going from scene to scene using different props as means of serenity or peace. This piece identifies socially with the ideas of the mentally ill and how they are portrayed in society as unruly and inhumane. The presented Epherma detracts from my understanding of the piece because the props described in the recording don't match the background of the story given. Getting to see the performance personally would have no sense of sanity of self control. The presented Epherma detracts from my understanding of the piece because the props described in the recording don't match the background of the story given. Getting to see the performance personally would have gave me a better understanding of what was going on because I would be able to see it first hand.
     The "Green Hands" by Sylvia Palacios Whitman, during the performance using the green hands Whitman uses the hands as an extension of her own hands. Whitman got the idea from her obsession with morphing and being able to change yourself making it part of you". Based on all her other works the green hands made sense to me because she uses her imagination to enlarge real life objects making it art, making it better. Attending the Green Hands performance would give me a better understanding because it would give me a better understanding of what she was trying to portray of perform with the hands. It would also give me more insight on what her purpose for the hands and why she created them.
      Lastly, the "Kipper Kids", Martin Von Haselberg and Brian Routh were a performance duo who created character called Harry Kipper. In their performances the guys would make references to cultural works. One example of this was their performance " The Japanese tea Ceremony", where they painted their faces lile Geisha 's and acted out a tea ceremony from the Japanese culture. The presented Epherma helped me to better understand this piece because it broke down what they were trying to accomplish with their performances. Attending the actual performance might have given me a clearer understanding of why they were trying to portray. enabling me to have a personal
connection or interaction through the experience rather seeing it through a screen.
   Each of these three performance have their own sole purpose. Yet all so different they connect in the way that they all cause some type if affect on people wether socially, politically, or culturally. within these categories they all enlighten us on the world of performing arts was like during the 1970's - 1980's era.


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" The Kipper Kids"

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"The Green Hands "

Plastic, Rubber


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Art food yumm

Basic Sunday Dinner :

in this blog post i will be giving a step by step collage of how to prepare a simple sunday dinner consisting of  fried Pork Chops, Rice and beans , and String beans.

step one : thaw out and and season the pork chops


2 packs of Goya Sazon
Lawry's Seasoned salt
Black Pepper
Onion and Garlic powder
Diamond Crystal Salt

Step Two : batter Pork Chops in flour getting them ready for frying

ingredients: Flour


Step Three : After letting cooking oil heat for three to five minutes place floured pork chops into the oil

Ingredients : Conola Cooking Oil

Step Four : While waiting for pork chops to fry begin cooking the rice and beans add ingredients then add water

ingredients : Parboiled Rice , Red Kidney Beans, Chopped Garlic , one pack of Sazon , water

Step Five : While waiting for rice to boil and pork chops to fry , add green giant canned string beans into a pot with butter for 20 minutes

Completion :

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Les Galleries - Class Trip #4

Les Galleries - Class Trip #4

Les Galleries in comparison to the Galleries in Chelsea had many differenced.  The work in Les Galleries seemed to be more abstract in comparison to those in Chelsea’s galleries.  The art work that I saw in the Les galleries had more of an urban feel and a grabbed my attention more than those that i saw at Chelsea's galleries. Les Galleries no matter what art gallery we went into had at least one piece of  art that i could see myself owning personally if I were wealthy. it consisted of a lot more art that i could actually see myself having in my own home. Although the spaces that the art works are kept in were both of similar size the art works that costumed the spaces were totally different.Being that Les galleries are found on Canal street it turned out to be exactly what i expected. Urban, Chic, and to say the least cool, which is the vibe that area gives off. One gallery that really caught my attention was the Hyon Gyon , Shin Gallery. It was in my opinion the most creative of them all. The ideas behind the artwork, the color choices and the overall themes of the gallery made me not want to leave. Where as Chelseas galleries was found on the upper east side for a less cultural group. These galleries focused more on historical art in a sense that wasn't as interesting as those of the Les Galleries. Although a lot of the art works in these two galleries were different in appearance they made up for it by comparing in price. Even though the artist that made these pieces were fresh faces their pieces went for thousands.

This is one of the pieces that I saw while in the Hyon Gyon Shin gallery. This piece is called " Phantoms on Parade" and was actually created this year along with a lot of the other art pieces that were in the Les Galleries , which could be why the were so appealing. due to the time period differences between the art in the two galleries.

This is one of the pieces found in chelseas galleries. This piece is called "Degradation of film" by Tamar Halpern. as you can see although different and abstract in a way . it isn't as mind provoking or attractive as the Gyon painting above.