Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Raleigh, North Carolina, Art Show!

An exhibition of work by Jason Polan

This exhibition will contain new drawings, paintings, books, photographs and sculptures. The work ranges from small drawings of spaceships to large paintings of insects.

Opening reception: Friday, February 1, from 7-11pm

Show runs February 1-March 1, 2008.

505 South Blount Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Gallery hours: Saturdays noon to 5pm or by appointment during the week.

A book has been made to accompany the work in the show. It is limited to 50 copies and will be available at the opening or by following this link: http://www.jasonpolan.com/Store/

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The dog is barking down the hall.

There is a really good photography show at Deborah Bell Photographs right now. The show isn't listed on the site yet. It has several of the photographers on the left side of the main page of the website in it.

There is also a Sarah Pickering show at Daniel Cooney Fine Art (5th floor) in the same building.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Street Cred.

I saw one of my favorite pieces of graffiti today. I thought about The Incredible Hulk standing a little to the left of the van and carefully spraying his name. He is ambidextrous but prefers to write with his right hand. He looks at it for a minute after, questioning if he spelled his name right. When you look at a word for a long time sometimes the letters look different than you are used to.

This is another one of my favorites.

How many financial advisors do you know with such good control of their paint?

There are posters for the bucket movie with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson right now that make an interesting image on one side of the Phone Booths that they are affixed to.

Ofer Wolberger just started a Photography Project on his blog. He is a good photographer and it will be fun to see the photographs as he posts them. This is the first one.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


I had the chance to go to the Detroit Institute of Arts yesterday. It has been under construction for a long time and it was exciting to see the new space along with a lot of works I hadn’t seen in a while, or had never seen. They have a lot of art that I didn’t know was here in Detroit. There is an exhibit by Julie Mehretu right now. There were about 12 large paintings to see. I had only seen one of her paintings before and it was pretty intense to see so many in one place. She is going to be doing a talk at The University of Michigan on March 13. I wish I could go. Chip Kidd will be there the week before!

There are really a lot of great works that we are lucky to have, especially in the new expanded space. One piece that I especially liked was in the opening gallery that you walk into after entering the museum through the front door (off of Woodward). There were thousands of strands of fishing wire with small circular mirrors attached to them. I think this is what it was. They were all reflecting and it made me feel good to look at them. I asked the lady at the front information desk who the artist was and she told me that it was just the museum that installed the piece as a celebration for the reopening.