Posts filed under “art”

Vitamins as Vanitas

Amy’s small painting “Vitamins 6″ was on display with a second place award at The Art League gallery in Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA. Here’s an interview with her about the series, with some profound thoughts about vitamins as a contemporary vanitas. The use of gouache was influenced by Worlds Within Worlds, a Smithsonian Sackler exhibit […]

Luce Center #throughglass

Some scenes from the Luce Foundation Center, one of my favorite parts of the Reynolds Center: multiple levels of display cases crammed full of art from the permanent collection, as well as the Lunder Conservation Center. Shot with Google Glass.

Corcoran Farewell

With the Corcoran Gallery transitioning to NGA and GWU owernship, admission is now free till the museum closes indefinitely in October, so we dropped by last weekend. This would probably be our final visit to the Corcoran as a private institution. Farewell, Corcoran Gallery. More photos here.

Some Notable Video Art

Tokyo Reverse, a backwards video of a man walking backwards through Tokyo so he appears to be walking forward while the world around him moves in reverse. This preview shows just five minutes of excerpts; the whole piece is 9 hours long. By Simon Bouisson. “Box,” by Bot and Dolly, explores human interactions with technology […]

Christmas Photos 2013

Christmas scenes from around DC this December: And from around New Jersey, where we spent Christmas with Amy’s folks: Also this Santa Claus-themed Christmas card is the most brilliant riff on Matisse’s The Dance I have ever seen:

Amy at Artomatic

Artomatic, the ever-famous DC community art event that fills just-constructed buildings with rentable artists’ walls, is up at Navy Yard, and this year Amy took the leap and got space to show some of her paintings and drawings, with a focus on her mushroom works. The show is up till July 5th so if you’re […]

Sunday at the National Gallery

We spent Sunday after church at the National Gallery, to see the Indian paintings of George de Forest Brush and hear the Lucerne Festival Strings play music by Mendelssohn, Sarasate, and Brahms. See that garbage can? You know what’s wrong with it? We went up to it and paused for a few seconds wondering if […]

New York Saturday

We spent Saturday in New York to check out art in Chelsea and meet up with a friend. (Sorry to all our other New York friends, there was really no time for all of you wonderful people!) Here’s some of the art we looked at in Chelsea: Thomas Connolly’s New York landscapes Dan Witz’s In […]

Timelapse: Sunset From a Bus

We were riding a bus back into New Jersey Saturday evening when we saw the sunset. I took out my camera, but the sun and moon are always a lot smaller than your average point-and-shoot can resolve decently, plus the ride was too bumpy and the light too dim to get a good photo or […]


We went up to New York City Saturday afternoon, lunching at Soba Nippon and checking out the art at NY MoMA. This was my first time visiting MoMA, and oy, what a crowd. But the mess of people (a more yuppie-ish art-viewing audience than one would see at the Metropolitan Museum or National Gallery, by […]