Archive for January, 2011
The Ben Rubin show at Bryce Wolkowitz titled Vextors is definitely worth the visit. Although the work is a bit slick for my taste and some of the most interesting aspects about the work get lost in the presentation, it’s an attractive show. Also Rubin’s form of data visualization is much more exciting and creative than most of the data viz we see… black screens with floating vectors.
The show features new work, “including The Language of Diplomacy (2010-2011), a 24-foot text wall that mines the newest WikiLeaks collection fo diplomatic cables.
Walking around Chelsea yesterday, I stepped into David Zwirner that had a show titled 112 Greene Street: The Early Years (1970-1974) and was excited to discover Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fresh-Air Cart” from 1974 (pictured below).
Links to several other animations are available on my Hunter page, enjoy!
Since we’re spending the holidays in San Francisco, we drove to San Jose to check out Vagamundo currently installed as part of San Jose Museum of Art’s Retro Tech exhibition. A couple months ago I had to ship out a new joystick and in trying out the game, it’s still running or at least running as well as it ever did! The show looks great. It was fun to watch my son desperately trying to play the game.
Following an excellent dinner at Woodward’s Garden on Mission and 13th, Brooke and I headed to 19th and Bryant. We mistakenly attended a guest list party at Guerrero Gallery and were happily surprised by two good bands. We’re not sure about the names, but the pictures are below. We hope that one day the drummer from the first band plays with the cello player of the second, because both these people were amazing.
Later that night we realized that it was the first New Years since 2007 that we’d been out and about.