On the Road Again

The crew’s been out on the road shooting a new series of videos for Wellesley College (and taking in the New England fall foliage, like the nature-starved New Yorkers they are).


Now through October 20th, Generation Gallery will host Iconopedia, the very first US exhibition of the work of Milan based illustrator and artist Lorenzo Petrantoni. Lorenzo’s very personal, iconic style of illustration gives life back to printed words, characters and symbols that would otherwise be forgotten, left hidden away in old books. The fascinating results […]

Luis Castro

Generation Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of sculptural works by Luis Castro.  Luis works in wood and stone, creating works with a sense of lightness, potential mobility and play. Each piece has a particular material history: the step of a Baltimore row house, a piece of a NYC courthouse, or the trunk of […]

It’s complicated

Not the film with Diane Keaton. No. This is It’s Complicated: a multi-platform project about “feminist writers’ relationships to the misogynist art we love.” I’m a fan. It’s smart, deep, sharp-witted, very complicated, and endlessly relevant. If I were a cultural institution, I would want a project like this on my site. I’d want this […]

This post was made with love

So many, many things today are “made with love.” Computers, cosmetics, clothes, cookies, iced tea, skateboards, etc. and endlessly etc. It’s the cute-ification of commerce. Actually, no, it’s an over-reaching attempt to make commerce feel human. It’s what happens when a culture suddenly realizes that everything it once produced it now only consumes; when it […]

Powering Down

On a recent trip to Madrid, I was lucky enough to visit the former home (now museum) of one of the world’s great portrait and landscape painters—Joaquín Sorolla.  His vibrant, gorgeously-human depictions of family life (as well as the various cultures and regions of Spain) reminded me how much less distraction there was for artists […]

Underground Public Library

I was delighted to find this photo blog about readers on the New York City subway. “Underground New York Public Library” is a project by photographer Ourit Ben-Haim. She says the blog is like a library that “freely lends out a reminder that we’re capable of traveling to great depths within ourselves and as a […]

Memo to Self

I just stumbled upon this great archive of vintage agricultural memo books, posted by Field Notes. While I think the major delight is in the sheer quantity (329!) of booklets in the collection, I still pulled out a few of my personal favorite covers from the stack.     If you have 10 minutes to […]

A general definition of creativity

A quote I think about a lot, from Peter Schjeldahl writing about the painter Luc Tuymans: “[Tuymans says] ‘It’s like I don’t know what I’m doing but I know how to do it, and it’s very strange.’ Now, that—uncertain ends, confident means—is about as good a general definition of creativity as I know.” Credit: Tuymans, […]

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