The Sayers guy has written a post on Andy Warhol – who is of some interest to me as a design student. To be honest, I’ve never really taken much intentional notice of him because pop-art is, well, pop-art, but this accidental ‘history lesson’ has proved rather intriguing. I’d be curious to know where Mark Sayers has pulled his info from, because at a guess the facts are contriversial. I’m fairly convinced that one of my lecturers might implode ever so slightly at the idea. Regardless, it is a very interesting take on an artist regarding influence in relation to one prophetic of the times. And that itself is probably a fact even the most jaded of beings cannot ignore. Warhol definitely made his mark.
I had the opportunity once upon a time to do art in school and I didn’t take it. I instead opted for Chemistry, Biology and the like. Interesting certainly, but not really for keepers. I had to print out some uni Chem/Physics/Maths practice exams today for my boss’s son (Yep, that’s me with the time!) and in looking at them wondered why I ever bothered. Yet I enjoyed myself immensely – problem solving. I am a left brained girl with an earnest right brain,or perhaps I adapt to adapt?
But when I think that I had the chance to be taught art by this guy, I am disappointed.
Of course I didn’t know he made work like this back then.
Michael Peck’s work is currently in exhibition at the Metro 5 Gallery, I am crossing my fingers that I’ll get there before it concludes as it’s not too far from uni. My mum took my little sister (who is taught by him) there, and they came home raving. Now there’s incentive to get things finished by Thursday!
In truth I know very little about him, but I did manage to score a nice looking Phaidon book about him today. Some of the work is familiar so I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of my invested $3.00.
I managed to catch Michel Gondry’s new film Be Kind Rewind I confess I was disappointed in that it lacked such strangeness as the other two. I did enjoy the side comment about Citizen Kane’s weird time sequence and the mention that ‘that’s been done before’. I also enjoyed the fact that when walking out of the cinema, two old ladies were carrying a portable DVD player. Oh the irony! Despite all, it’s a fun and clever movie, I just didn’t like it quite so much as the Science of Sleep – which blew me away. Be Kind is almost too Jack Black.
Easter consisted of a ‘stations’ art/music installation at my church. We were a little rushed through but I really appreciate the launch into acknowledging and using the ‘other’ type talent around the place that is effective for the means and communal minded. It did make for good contemplation. I only wish I had longer. My little sister had two pieces in the exhibition and apparently someone has offered to buy them… I’ve been at her to sell her artwork, so perhaps now she’ll pay attention.
And yesterday was Anne’s (Geoff’s mum) birthday, so we went around there and typically ate too much roast dinner, saw the Grandparents and played Settlers, Blokus etc.
It’s been a tough year to stop enough to remember Jesus over this period. I think I need to do something about that.
In other news, Soul Survivor is coming up this week, and I really, really need to apply for a passport for June’s endeavor of returning to my childhood.