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Gwarlingo’s Don’t-Miss List: Missy Mazzoli, Olive Ayhens, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, & More

  As spring approaches I suddenly find myself inundated with invitations to concerts, readings, and exhibits. It appears that our winter hibernation is finally coming to an end. Here is a small sampling of some of the events I'm planning to attend, along with a few I'm very, very sorry to [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:53:08+00:00 02.24.12|Events, Images, News, Performance, Sounds|Comments Off on Gwarlingo’s Don’t-Miss List: Missy Mazzoli, Olive Ayhens, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, & More

Filmmaker Hiroshi Teshigahara: Gaudi Made Me Realize the Lines Between the Arts Are Insignificant

    In the West, Hiroshi Teshigahara is best known as the avant-garde director of the 1964 film Woman in the Dunes--an erotic, surreal film that was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Teshigahara's haunting shots of sand, skin, [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:53:12+00:00 02.16.12|Greatest Hits, Images, Process, Spaces|1 Comment

Believing is Seeing: Errol Morris Uncovers the Mysteries of Photography

    What makes an "honest" photograph---a "true" photograph? Is the medium of photography more factual and authentic than other art forms? What makes a photograph "a fake"? Can a photo be objective or does it always have a point of view? When does a photograph document reality? When is it [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:53:25+00:00 01.16.12|Books Worth Reading, Greatest Hits, Images, Words|Comments Off on Believing is Seeing: Errol Morris Uncovers the Mysteries of Photography

The Gwarlingo Index: 2011’s Most Memorable Experiences in the Arts

  It's the New Year, which means it's time for lofty resolutions and the annual onslaught of "best of" lists. Here at Gwarlingo, I thought I'd provide readers with a new twist on the traditional "Best of 2011" list. I asked an array of artists, composers, filmmakers, writers, musicians, and performers [...]

Pick of the Week: Matthew Northridge’s Pictures by Wire and Wireless

    If you haven't seen Matthew Northridge's solo show Pictures by Wire and Wireless at KANSAS, the newest gallery on Tribeca’s up-and-coming gallery row, you're in luck. The show has just been extended until Saturday, January 7th. Art Forum magazine has placed Pictures by Wire and Wireless on their "Critic's Pick" list. I had [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:53:31+00:00 12.31.11|Events, Greatest Hits, Images, News|2 Comments

The Dow of Art: Why Art Still Matters in Our Market-Driven Society

Writer Nova Ren Suma has just published a new essay of mine over at "Distraction No. 99." Although the assigned topic was "inspiration," my piece covers a range of subjects, from library book censorship to the financial stresses of being an artist. But the central theme concerns the value [...]

“Hugo” Author Brian Selznick Shares 20 Favorite Children’s Books with Gwarlingo

Martin Scorsese's film adaptation of Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret is out in theaters today. Selznick's remarkable book won the 2008 Caldecott Medal (the first young adult novel to win the award for children's book illustration), was a finalist for the National Book Award, and was chosen as [...]

Sol LeWitt’s Advice to Eva Hesse: Don’t Worry About Cool, Make Your Own Uncool

Sol LeWitt, "Horizontal Brushstrokes (More or Less)," 2002. Gouache on paper, 22-3⁄8 x 22-3⁄8 inches (Photo courtesy Craig F. Starr Gallery. Art © 2011 The LeWitt Estate /Artists Rights Society, New York)     "Metronomic Irregularity I" by Eva Hesse, 1966. (Image courtesy the Brooklyn Museum. Art © 2011 [...]

New York City

I'm not posting The Sunday Poem today because I'm traveling. I will have some great stories to share in the near future from my visit to New York City, including an in-depth studio visit with painter Kim Uchiyama, a photo tour of the High Line, and much more. Until [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:53:49+00:00 11.20.11|Events, Images|Comments Off on New York City

Congratulations to Jean Marie Casbarian

Congratulations to Gwarlingo reader Jean Marie Casbarian. She's the lucky winner of two tickets to see Joseph Keckler perform at La Mama on Saturday night in New York City. Connecting with new readers is one of the things I enjoy most about Gwarlingo. Some people I know, but many are strangers, [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:53:52+00:00 11.11.11|Events, Images|Comments Off on Congratulations to Jean Marie Casbarian

Creative Spaces: A Legendary Songcatcher Inspires Two Musicians on a Vermont Farm

Robin MacArthur and Tyler Gibbons are Red Heart the Ticker (Photo by Doron Gild) Two weeks after Hurricane Irene I'm wandering the back-roads of Marlboro, Vermont, making my way to Robin MacArthur and Tyler Gibbons, also known as the music duo Red Heart the Ticker. Route 9--the main thoroughfare [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:55:23+00:00 10.09.11|Creative Spaces, Greatest Hits, Images, Interviews, Process, Sounds, Spaces|Comments Off on Creative Spaces: A Legendary Songcatcher Inspires Two Musicians on a Vermont Farm
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