Archive for July, 2008

The Met

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

I will be in New York for the next few weeks to do some assisting jobs and see Sally’s end of semester show at Parsons. I never seem to make time for the museums and gallerys when I am in the city, so I am hoping to rememdy that with this trip. First on the list was the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Met houses a massive collection of art from every era of every culture that ever made anything at all. It would be a lot to try to see in a week, so we tried to limit our trip to the modern art collection and a few special exhibits. Tara Donovan had a great installation, and Damien Hurst’s The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living was an incredible thing to see in person.

There were also a few pieces on the roof gallery from a newcomer named Jeff Koons. I haven’t heard of this fellow, but I predict big things.

A few highlighths:

One of Jeff Koons\' metal sculptures on the roof garden.

Another one...

Hurst\'s shark..  just seconds before I was yelled at for taking pictures.

Sweet deer skull by Georgia O\'Keefe

Opening Night

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Thanks to everyone who came out to the opening last night! There have been terrible storms the past two out of three times I have shown work at Asymmetrick, so I was happy to have a picture-perfect evening for the show. Many thanks to Jared Cowan and Brenton Hamilton for helping so much with everything. The work will be hanging until the 18th of August so stop by if you are in the area.

Here are some photos from the night:

Show at Asymmetrick Arts

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

I will be showing work at Asymmetrick Arts in Rockland, Maine from July 16 to August 18. The show will have the complete “Problems & Solutions” series as well as a few other pieces. Stop by if you are in the neighborhood!

Site 2.0 Launch

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Welcome to the new blog page at mat-thorne.com … and welcome to the new website as well!  Many thanks to Matt Bagwell for his hard work and programming talents. This update is a big one, and has been a while in the making.

Hopefully this page will house all the thoughts, inspirations, and news that have no home on the website proper. Check back soon, and feel free to chastise me if nothing new appears for a while.