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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 32 ~ Guggenheim/Francesca Woodman ~ Sunday Hop of the Week

Was looking forward to seeing Francesca Woodman at the Guggenheim and yesterday was the day.
It is "Pay as you Wish" from 5:45 until 7:45 on Saturdays...
Her body of work, haunting-beautiful-and emotionally packed,
is not to be missed!
On view until June 13, 2012...
Francesca Woodman, Polka Dots, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976. Gelatin silverprint, 13.3 x 13.3 cm. © George and Betty Woodman, courtesy George andBetty Woodman
from the Guggenheim Museum website

No photography allowed
so here are some shots of the Guggenheim...

Day 31 ~ Staircase Moss

Roosevelt Island, NYC

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Day 21 ~Bound Up in Chains

feeling bound up 
old chains around me
cracks, rips and tears
unable to break the strains

Roosevelt Island, NYC

Day 20 ~ "Weekly Yum" ... Kin Shop

I love Bibb Salad - I've enjoyed a delicious Bibb Salad at Roberta's in Brooklyn ... but
this one is from Kin Shop and described by Aimee:

plum, toasted sunflower seeds & pickled mustard seed viniagrette

 sweet, sour, crunchy and buttery...the perfect combo

 photo credit: Aimee Becker

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 19 ~ Hop of the Week ... Whitney Biennial and Radiator Arts

Went to the Whitney Biennial - this year, it seemed there were less pieces, which gave me a feeling of openness -   I always feel claustrophobic at the Whitney. 
But this time I didn't.  
Last day is May 27, 2012...

And also last week, I went to the Radiator Arts Gallery's opening in LIC "Don't Worry What Happens Happens Mostly Without You". Performance artist, Marni Kotak, who recently gave birth to Baby Ajax as a live performance piece at Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, was at the end of the gallery sitting in a wheelchair stamped with digital codes that you could scan with your phone to link to a story. Great!
And, it was great to see Marni and her family!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 13 ~ "Weekly Yum" at Essex

Essex Restaurant (120 Essex Street) is located at the end corner of Essex Market in LES, which in itself a food lover's paradise.

I have been at Essex with Aimee for the oysters ($1 each!). But, haven't tried the ceviche yet -but here is Aimee's description:

The lemon - limey sourness is well balanced by the ripe, juicy manjo. The fish is so tender and the cilantro gives the ceviche a vibrant and zesty kick that wakes up your senses! It's served with hand made chips - warm and crispy.

A great deal for $8.00.... Next time Aimee - we're getting the oysters and the ceviche!


photo credit: Aimee Becker

 Essex Restaurant
photo credit: Aimee Becker

Day 12 ~ Team Gallery ...Sunday Hop of the Week

Went to Soho this past week and happened upon Ryan McGinley's two shows at Team Gallery. I knew I was in for a treat and was ready to be impressed. The first show, Animals (at 83 Grand Street) comprised of studio portraits of nude models with live animals, possessed a real sense of humor, as well as something I can only describe as uncomfortable. I loved it!

The second show - Grids (at 47 Wooster)
was a completely different experience.
These photographs focused on close ups of concert fans
- young and full of all kinds of emotion.
Loved this one too!

on view until June 2, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 11 ~ Photog of the Month ~ Brian Dorfmann

Here is the first installment of Photog of the Month ~ Brian Dorfmann.

I have known Brian since I was 14 - yeah it was a long time ago. Now, Brian is a mentor, inspiration and more importantly my friend!

The other day I asked Brian to describe his photographs in one word - it didn't take long for him to respond and then blew me away by saying "relationships". Yes - relationships in so many ways!

I love the way Brian photographs people in what he calls "peoplescapes"...

Take a look...

You can find Brian at:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 8 ~ Beauty in Garbage

I am constantly,
pleasantly surprised at the colors I find
even in garbage containers ...

Lower East Side, NYC