The Brooklyn Museum’s Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties exhibition is an extensive showing of various artists and their powerful works regarding a decade characterized by injustice, cruelty and change. It’s impossible to dislike the show due to the large variety of styles expressed through media including: painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. Usually, I am not that keen on photography, but in this case the photography is essential to the exhibition and its message. For example, there are a few shocking photos of the Birmingham bombing incident of 1963. To see these unbelievable, yet all too real, images of African Americans being violently oppressed for fighting for their obvious rights of equality is both disturbing and powerful. [click to continue….]
The Brooklyn Museum displays an extensive show of Jean Paul Gautier’s work. This breathtaking exhibition lasts until February 3rd and is undoubtedly worth the small price one must pay. The show thrills and enthralls by creating a space and feeling of energy. Each room tells a story of a different time period and effectively portrays Gautier’s message and style. Gautier has a genuine and blithe nature to him that many other high-end designers lack. His sincere disposition is made evident when you see a tiny paper cone bra adorning a darling, small teddy bear. Gautier sweetly crafted the bear’s bra at an early age illustrating his innate sense of fashion. The cone bra would later become a monumental image for pop culture. [click to continue….]
I LIVE New York!
There are two types of New Yorkers. People who live in the city, and people who actually LIVE in the city. You may be asking, “What is the difference?” The difference is that there are many individuals who do not take advantage of what this international capital has to offer. They go through their everyday duties and never stop to take in the splendors around them.
I am a person who falls in the latter category. I LIVE in New York. Although, I feel that I am far from a social butterfly, I do try to take in as much (read: FREE) NYC events as I possibly can. For example, this past Saturday, my friends and I ventured out to Union Square to participate in an enormous pillow fight (with the pillows later being donated to the Pillows for Puppies campaign). [click to continue….]