Tuesday, February 23, 2010

They are still making Bomb Bags.

Bomb bags explain a lot of where my time went as a child. I used to buy tons of these with my cousins and we would play with them outside. You would pop the inner bag of what we assumed was vinegar, and it would counteract with the baking soda in the outer bag and explode. Completely pointless now that I think about it, we never played themed games, we would just pop them with no mind at all.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Event Photography! [short sampling]

Baby Shower at High SocieTea House

McCoy Family Christening & Reception

Hudson Catholic High School's first official day with female students

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Emilio Perez; Olafur Eliasson; Thomas Ruff (This Thursday's Chelsea Openings)

Emilio Perez-
I personally found these paintings by Emilio Perez entitled "Breakfast By Light of the Moon" were the most captivating of all the works I saw tonight. I've been really interested in traditional processes lately. This work is nothing more than an interestingly composed and aesthetically pleasing trick with painters tape; but the sensation of this series exists in its power to transport the viewer into its wind of color. The shiny, layered texture of these paintings is also intriguing.

Olafur Eliasson - Tonya Bonakdar Gallery

Mayor Bloomberg was also at the opening, looking at the work. It was funny. I bumped shoulders with him then ran down the stairs

Thomas Ruff - David Zwirner Gallery

To make work like Thomas Ruff all you need is a computer, half a brain, and a big budget for big printing. Thanks for the beer, but the entire budget for this show, including any money Zwirner spent, should have gone to a good charity.

Last Thursday's Chelsea Openings (02/04/10)

Monday, February 1, 2010

A new conversation starter.

So if you've been following my work you'll know that I've been working with a body of work from the collection of 1940's photographer Dan McNulty. I've been rephotographing his work and I produced a collection of nearly 60 recreations. I've been thinking how I can expand this project further and reinterpret the work that I've already done because a good friend of mine said that it was "pretty on the wall but doesn't do much." Mind you, I don't agree but that's because I am interested in the place of Jersey City as opposed to how this work is being read within the context of other contemporary work; nevertheless it got me thinking.

So I created this video, and plan on creating all my works into video, hopefully adding sound, and on site interviews by locals. I want to show people the old photographs and ask them "Is Jersey City all you have come to expect? or What do you think happened here" etc.

I have big hopes for getting people interested in what I am doing here, and in the wider frame of things, to get people interested in the physical progression of Jersey City as it stands.