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It’s been almost five months since I last written on this blog. However I am back and I promise to write more frequently for those of you that reads my blog (sound of crickets). Anyways, on with this blog post, a month ago in April I wanted to see Dan Flavin and Doug Wheeler’s exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery (537 W 20th St); so I grabbed two of my friends, Jimmy and Maria, to go gallery hopping with me. The fluorescent light piece you see above is by Dan Flavin, very eye-catching isn’t it?! Of course, we had to take some photos with the art piece which you can see below. After viewing Dan Flavin’s Untitled, we wondered around the gallery looking for Doug Wheeler’s exhibition, however we did not find it so we went onto the next gallery. We started gallery hopping pretty late that day so we didn’t get to see much but it was still fun and interesting overall! 

Love, Leona

Dan Flavin Untitled (To Donna)

(Click for enlargement // Photo credit to Jimmy for the photo of me)

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So on the past Monday, I got the chance to visit the MoMA to see Isaac Julien’s new work which I later discovered was done in 2010 over a course of 4 years. I stayed for the whole 50-minute short films and I have to say, I was confused. Two of my friends who are also art students (Ally and Sam, who you will see below) came along with me and they were puzzled as well. Later it was made more clear after we read the description on our way out of the installation area.

Even-though I didn’t exactly understood it completely, I enjoyed it very much. It was really carefully filmed which you can see from the behind the scene clips. What I love most was all the screens hanging and no matter what floor you were on in MoMA, when you went to the center, you would be able to view Julien’s film because the screens are double sided. It allowed you to see the film in different perspectives and angles.

You should definitely go view and experience this yourself at MoMA.

Love, Leona

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(Photo credits to Metro Pictures, New York)

This exhibition is by an installation artist and filmmaker named Isaac Julien. Photography and videography are the art forms that I personally love most. Therefore when I first walked in, the photo in the center definitely caught my eyes; the composition of that shot is great from the circle of the window and the silhouette of the man. Furthermore the colors makes it pop from the wall; I also liked how the two photos on both sides were pretty monochromatic so it kept the room symmetrical.

As I wondered to the back into a dark room, there was a super wide screen with a short film playing. Soon, I discovered it was three amazing short films with one featuring actor James Franco. I loved the location of the first one where a man was just wondering alone in a very isolated area and house. The second short film was about a Filipino woman who had to work in Dubai to support her family; it was very interesting and informing. Overall, this has to be one of my favorite exhibition I have been to by far.

Love, Leona

(Photo credits to Metro Pictures, New York)