Posts Tagged ‘Alex Katz’

A Day for Detroit

Mike Kelley. Carnival Time, 1990; acrylic on masonite; 84 x 208 x 2 3/8 in. Image courtesy the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI.

Art Practical and Daily Serving are proud to jointly participate alongside other art media in heralding A Day for Detroit. Seven writers from both publications have each selected a work from the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), a treasure trove that could inconceivably be sacrificed if Detroit’s emergency manager forces a sale of the collection to alleviate some of the city’s staggering[…..]

Elizabeth Peyton: Familiar Faces in Unfamiliar Places

Klara, 2012, Oil on aluminum veneered panel.

I once read that when we travel to new or strange places that a very interesting phenomenon occurs. Since we are a bit lost and disoriented, our brains miscalculate the faces of strangers in the crowd in an attempt to find the familiar. As synapses fire, a person on the sidewalk may look like an old lover—or we swear we glanced a family friend across[…..]