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5/20/11

@CHELSEA ART WALK - PHOTOGRAPHY

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CAROLYN MARKS BLACKWOOD

Courtesy Alan Klotz Gallery




Carolyn Marks Blackwood seems to aptly use her camera as if it were a paint brush in this artist's deliberate repertoire as she focuses her attention in this series of photographs referring to a layering of clouds, which is included in the exhibition "The Wind Blows Through My Heart" at the Alan Klotz Gallery in Chelsea through June 25th.
Courtesy Alan Klotz Gallery
Blackwood fearlessly incorporates the elements in the photographs of the "frozen water breaking up due to the opposing forces of tide and current" and has created hauntingly beautiful images of ice.
Courtesy Alan Klotz Gallery
These photographs, taken at  Carolyn Marks Blackwood's studio on the Hudson River, are of a high level of engaging integrity, as well as outstanding examples of the artist's work.
The Alan Klotz Gallery is located at 511 West 25th Street in Chelsea


5/2/11

"Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L'Amour Fou

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I'M IN LOVE WITH HIM AGAIN...

photo: Gogasian gallery website

At the exit of "Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L'Amour Fou" is an excerpt from a letter the artist wrote to his mistress and model Marie-Thérèse Walter in 1936. Rather than refer to her by name, Picasso interlocked the M and T of her first name to create a sign that functions as both monogram and symbol: "I see you before me my lovely landscape MT," Picasso wrote, "and never tire of looking at you, stretched out on your back in the sand, my dear MT I love you. MT my devouring rising sun. You are always on me, MT mother of sparkling perfumes pungent with star jasmines. I love you more than the taste of your mouth, more than your look, more than your hands, more than your whole body, more and more and more and more than all my love for you will ever be able to love and I sign Picasso."
"...Yet "L'Amour Fou" isn't merely a series of portraits or variations on a theme. The exhibition is an impassioned visual love letter, a poem from an artist to his model, mistress, muse and obsession—his l'amour fou, or "mad love." And it proves that the subject of Picasso, no less than that of love, is inexhaustible." WSJ