Friday, July 21, 2017

Ugo Rondinone Exhibition @ Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center

This exhibition will celebrate a new iteration of the Swiss-born, NY-based artist Ugo Rondinone’s color spectrum series that congregates his art, the gallery architecture and every visitor to the space as collaborators in an all-encompassing experience. Rondinone conceives his solo exhibitions as total art statements, offering the visitor a multi-sensory epiphany that, in his words, “revolutionizes your whole being." This hypnotic installation will be carefully layered in groups that include a neon rainbow, colored gels on the windows, floating mandalas, blurred target paintings, painted windows, gradient color walls and a surreal cast of life-size, clown sculptures. Presented as a constellation, Rondinone marries elements he has used in the past to “bring all those groups together in a colorful symphony.” This groundbreaking collage epitomizes the artist’s ongoing desire to translate a heightened spectrum of psychological states into environments that provoke corresponding moods in the viewer. Beyond just seeing this show, one feels immersed in its enveloping environment – re-imagining what the CAC can be, and what art can be to an audience. In so doing, let's start this day again will not only revamp the way visitors see and understand the CAC, but will also add a unique new iteration of this exhibition that also appears in four other venues across the world: each one reorganizing the elements to fashion a continually evolving experience.

May 06 through August 20, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Your Own Muse

“I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.”

-Frida Kahlo

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Girl Talk: Unsolicitied Advice for Modern Ladies by Christie Young

Book: Girl Talk: Unsolicited Advice for Modern Ladies
Author: Christie Young
Publication Date: August 14, 2014
Rating: 2.85/5

Girl Talk is a charmingly illustrated book featuring light hearted "advice" aimed towards young women who have nothing better to do than stress over text messages and zit cream. I had a bit of a hard time reading through it, but could appreciate some of the humorous anecdotes and the overall message. For a book that relies heavily on it's illustrations, I was surprised by how boring the color palette was - yellow, black and white. Honestly, it's a little cringe worthy to look at if you're over the age of 21. Or maybe 17. It's a cute enough book that I could see it being gifted as part of a care package to someone you don't know that well; but otherwise it's the type of book you'll skim through once and never touch again or take away anything meaningful from unless you aim to become quite self involved.

I received this book for review purposes from Blogging for Books; all opinions are my own. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

DIY Terraniums

Products used:
Mason Jar - Dollar Tree
Stickers - Michael's
Reindeer Moss - Dollar Tree
Sand - Dollar Tree
Pebbles - Dollar Tree
Plastic Dinosaur - Dollar Tree
Paper Butterfly - Dollar Tree
Gems - Dollar Tree
Sparkly Foam Sheet - Dollar Tree
Pipe Cleaners - Walmart
Glitter Paint - Walmart

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Little Deck Garden

The plain colorful pots were 99 cents at IKEA! and the others were painted terra cotta pots, using Apple Barrel paint.

The plants above in the painted pots: sunflowers, chinese forget me nots, forget me nots, pansies and impatiens. Some of them aren't doing too well, since our deck is a little too shady and I planted way late in the season. :(

The other store bought plants are impatiens and a japanese fern.

The plastic dancing figurines are from dollar tree!