The Guggenheim museums in New York City and Venice, Italy are home to some of the most incredible modern and contemporary masterpieces in the art world. It's a museum with a long and delightful history, and they've just given the world a wonderful gift:
And not just art books, exhibition catalogues.
While art books are wonderful, exhibition catalogues give you a chance to go back in time and read what artists said about their work at an exact moment in time. The Guggenheim has digitized its catalogue and posted them online for download.
There are more than 200 books and catalogues in the collection, including Max Ernst, Paul Klee, Mark Rothko, Gustav Klimpt, and Robert Rauchenberg.
For free. But before we give you the link, we want to invite you to pop in the gallery this holiday weekend. It's going to be either hot and humid or raining cats and dogs in Charleston so come in to cool down or dry off. We've got new art and new artists to share with you, and we'd love to hear what you're reading from the Guggenheim collection.
Okay, here's the link...happy reading!
We had a fantastic turnout last week for our Group Show "In My Mind". This show was all about the details and intricacies of how artists see every day moments and materials. The final artist for our show was Luke Horowitz, an emerging artist who combines surrealism and cartoon-inspiration in a way that can instill fantastical whimsy into even the most sober of scenes.
Luke began drawing when he was three years old and carried on through high school where he earned money as a caricature artist. Luke is one of those young emerging artists who is changing fast right before our eyes. If you like his work, it's a great time to invest!
P.S. We're happy to welcome the Rebekah Jacob Gallery as our new neighbor on the corner of King Street. The gallery's grand opening is tonight, hope to see you there.
Lloyd Mandel is a retired surgeon who finally has time to indulge his life-long passion for woodturning. Lloyd uses found wood from the Charleston "urban forest" to create both simple bowls for everyday use as well as more creative bowls which may be additionally carved and colored. His most challenging pieces are his "sweet gum baskets" which were inspired by Charleston's traditional Gullah sweet grass baskets.
Lloyd also enjoys the challenge of making larger (18-24+ inches in diameter) bowls. A 20-24" diameter freshly cut (green) log weighs about 250 pounds when placed on the lathe. It is then "rough turned" to about 2" thickness, sealed (to slow the drying, warping and cracking which inevitably occurs) and allowed to sit and dry for 9-12 months. Once dry, the warped bowl is now returned to the lathe and turned to its final shape. At this point, a salad bowl is oiled, or an art piece may be carved, colored, lacquered and buffed.
Come meet Lloyd tonight at our group show "In My Mind" - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We've got art, wine, and live music, plus three other artists in house.