Mike Kelley at PS1
Unspeakably disturbing show. We couldn’t even finish the entire exhibit - we had to decamp to the diner for restorative milkshakes. But it was all worth it for the picture of me as overlord of Krypton up there on the left.
This weekend, at the Denver Art Museum with my pops.
Trees Burst Through Gallery Walls and Ceilings
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira’s powerful recycled wood art installations snake through their exhibition spaces like massive living trees that burst out of walls and through ceilings. Oliveira scours the streets of Sao Paulo to gather plywood, which he then separates into layers and combines to create his massive “tridimensionals” sculptures. The stunning mixed media pieces are a combination of sculpture, painting and architecture.
From our Anthropology collection, this is a toy rattle in the shape of a hedgehog next to a real hedgehog.
© The Field Museum, CSA60191.
Toy rattle in form of hedgehog from Babylonian layers. Hedgehog looking at his toy cousin used as a rattle by a Babylonian child about 550 B.C. Excavated at Kish. A member of the Kish Expedition photographed a terracotta rattle (now Field Museum 156931) next to an actual hedgehog, which is an animal commonly found in the area.
8x10 glass negative
All of my favorite things, together. I don’t know what I did before Tumblr.