Friday, February 15, 2008
Gilbert and George
After hearing them interviewed on NPR a few days ago, I feel very psyched about the Gilbert and George exhibit that will be opening at the de Young in Golden Gate Park this weekend. This dynamic duo has been collaborating since the late 60's and are best known for their performance art as "living sculptures" where, instead of making art, they ARE the art. They have been imitated by many, but never truly duplicated.
The exhibit at the de Young will feature some of their huge, brightly-coloured photo-based collage-pictures on black grids -- which have become by now, their well-known visual signature. Over the years G&G have developed new ways of showing taboo-grating images of the social world and, most notably, bodily fluids and waste. At the heart of most Gilbert & George works we see the artists themselves: a model relationship of equals, as they say themselves, always harmonious, acting as one to produce their art. I can hardly wait!
While there, I also plan to make another run through the recently acquired tea pot exhibit, a donated feature that is now a permanent part of the de Young collection. Here are some pictures I took the last time I was there. Some are a little fuzzy because no flash was allowed. The light in the room was rather low, and I didn't have a tripod...I know...excuses...excuses...:
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- Kim Larson - Hearing the Color
- On Finding One's Inner Barbie - The Work of Audre...
- My Hero - Yayoi Kusama
- Bert Simons - Hollow Paper Sculptures
- Dragonfly Bambuca
- Art as Subversive Communication - Honoring Laci Pe...
- Revenge is Living Well Without You
- Tricia Joy Anders is Da Bomb!
- Smell the Roses
- Cruelty Free Gesso , Art Dolls and a Call for Arti...
- Say Darjit! (with Enthusiasm!)
- How to Make a Photo Transfer with Gel Medium
- Gilbert and George
- Congratulations Jessica Neaves !
- Lighting the Steps of the Soap Box
- Cathy Kasdan - Repurposed Inspiration
- It's All a Matter of Perspective
- Reminder - One World-One Heart Event
- Boiling the Cauldron of Creative Soup
- Human Figure Made of 300 AIDS Med Bottles Raises A...
- Color Psychology
- The Truth about Lying
- The Whitest Boy
- File that under "Inspiration"
- Speaking Through Art
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