Saturday, August 29, 2009

Weston on the West End

One of my favorite NYC galleries is featuring rare prints of one of my favorite photographers, Edward Weston from September 9 to October 24. Only Edward was able to make produce look sexy! He had an ability to allow viewers of his photographs to see what his eyes saw. People that look at his work can step into his world and see the toil of his genius mind. The beauty in the simplicity of a tree trunk, or a gorgeously proportioned nautilus shell, and the sensuous curves of the human back...all such great work.

Danziger Projects
534 West 24th St.
New York, NY 10011
212 629 6778

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cooper-Hewitt on Green

Ten leading designers have been commissioned to develop new uses for sustainably grown and harvested materials in order to tell a unique story about the life-cycle of materials and the power of conservation and design. The featured designers and places include Yves Behar/Costa Rica; Stephen Burks/Australia; Hella Jongerius/Mexico; Maya Lin/Maine; Christien Meindertsma/Idaho; Isaac Mizrahi/Alaska; Abbott Miller/Bolivia; Ted Muehling/Micronesia; Kate Spade/Bolivia; and Ezri Tarazi/China. On view will be the prototypes, drawings, and finished product created by the designers. The exhibition is co-curated by renowned graphic designer Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton, curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt. This is the debut venue in a national tour of the exhibition, organized by The Nature Conservancy.