Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saw the Varla Valentine at the Ramrod Center for the Performing Arts.

Even though Varla was high -- "very high" on cold medicine -- it was a fun show. It was the first time I'd seen Varla doing puppetry -- with a lovely little spider love story.
Went to BU Art Gallery's exhibit The Shape of Abstration. Appealing exhibit. I was actually most struck by a sculpture -- a finely crafted box with four "outdentations" opened to reveal four differently-shaped polished metal shapes within. Fascinating.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Went to the Telfair museums (but not the house museum) in Savannah. I was most struck by the painting Relics of the Brave, with medals and a letter visible near a woman, older man and child.

The exhibit Counterillumination (C-2010): An Installation by Shih Chieh Huang was also fun, with glowing, "breathing" electronic creations.

Also, it was kind of interesting to be in a smaller town museum with plaster casts of sculptures, which reminds me of pictures of now major museums a hundred or so years ago.