Crushing on LED Art

A weekend visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery has got me crushing on Jim Campbell and his LED art. All of his works are a trompe l’oeil of sorts; he uses blinking LEDs to create the illusion of motion. If you stare at one LED it appears to blink chaotically; it’s only in the context… Continue reading Crushing on LED Art

Treasures from the Tokyo National Museum

One of the stereotypes of the Japanese has been that they don’t so much as ‘create’ things as take an original idea from somewhere else and then continuously improve on it until it is perfected. Exhibits A, B & C: the car industry (American and German), consumer electronics (American) and ramen noodles (originally Chinese). Perhaps… Continue reading Treasures from the Tokyo National Museum

The Sixth Borough

Today Wen and I went to Governors Island (yes, that’s no apostrophe). It’s a unique place: picture a combination of old Coast Guard base, now abandoned; an ancient fort, fantastic views of the city and lots of art. Moreover, the future of the island is still being debated, but you can be sure that it… Continue reading The Sixth Borough

DC on a Whim

Much has been made about Google Buzz and it’s privacy issues.  However, for me, it’s totally paid off for me.  Last week an old friend posted some pictures of the cherry blossoms in DC; I commented and he invited us down for the weekend.  How could we say no (especially since Wen had never been).… Continue reading DC on a Whim

The Fall

A few weeks back, Wen and I went to see Richard Mosse‘s The Fall at the Jack Shainman gallery (more Mosse photos).  Mosse is a great photographer who travels to the edges of the world to capture images of catastrophe and then prints them on a massive scale.  I highly recommend reading his recent interview… Continue reading The Fall