Category Archives: text-based artists

The Library of Water 

   I visited Roni Horn’s Library of Water yesterday while in Iceland, and then while wandering around town I found the regular library, and a very helpful librarian who was fantastic in finding me all the books they have on … Continue reading

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Text Home.

Once upon a time- 12 years ago- I lived in San Francisco. It was just for a year, fresh out of college, interning at a theatre, broke as all hell, living on fumes and alcohol, but it was one of … Continue reading

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Belief + Doubt = Sanity

“Belief is tricky, because left to it’s own devices it can court a kind of surety, that fears doubt and destroys difference.” Barbara Krugar I just came back from D.C, the first time I’ve been, and a nice change from … Continue reading

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Moving words

“I work with pictures and words because they have the ability to determine who we are and who we aren’t.” — Barbara Kruger So today I found out that the LA Fund for Public Education and ForYourArt  is initiating what … Continue reading

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The Proof is in the Pudding. Printmaking on Pacific Standard Time.

So we bumbled around the Norton Simon this weekend, which by the way, is a fantastic little museum, if you’ve never been (just don’t high-five the outdoor sculptures- they don’t like that). The whole of the downstairs floor has been … Continue reading

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A splash of colour for heaven

Cy Twombly died this week and so in his memory I’m posting some of my favourite images. For those that don’t know of him he was a contemporary and friend of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenburg , also one of … Continue reading

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Dear Raymond

I stumbled across these a while ago. I’ve liked Raymond Pettibon for a while, dragged to go see a gallery full of his drawings in 2003 by a friend who was a huge Black Flag fan (his brother is Greg … Continue reading

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A Cunt is A Rose is A Cunt- from Juliet to Gertrude to Tracey

“A cunt is a rose is a cunt” is Emin’s reworking of the famous/notorious line from Gertrude Stein’s 1913 poem “Sacred Emily”: “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose”. This was probably inspired in turn by Juliet’s … Continue reading

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1000 words to sing you a song: art and opera

I came across this article the other day, of two artists first ventures into opera. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lesley-dill/opera-chicks-artists-ev-d_b_836660.html I’d been investigating the work of Lesley Dill, for a little bit, loving her text based costume sculptures, and E.V I already knew about … Continue reading

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Jaume Plensa- for we are built of very words that tumble from our tongues

So, I discovered Jaume Plensa not too long ago, through my bible on text in art- simply called Art and Text, and was really intrigued by the few images I saw. Randomly going through the Guardian online with my cup … Continue reading

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