self portrait tuesday - #3
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i don't really have too much to say about this series of photos... i just like how they happened to look like i was "appearing"... and how the light in the window is blinding, but takes up different amounts of space compositionally (this is what happens when you can't "see" what you are taking!)
LA art part II ~ Margaret Kilgallen
this show of the Bay Area artist that met her maker too soon (breast cancer) was at the red cat down town in the new and very very shiney and architecturally well to-do walt disney concert hall building.
i have always really responded to kilgallen's work. she and her husband barry mcgee are definitely the mother and father of the mission school movement... of which there seems to be HUNDREDS if not thousands of imitators, copy cats and die hard fans. i had never been fortunate enough to see an entire installation of work of hers... and even though i am kind of tired of seeing really flat and sweet folky work i wasn't at all bored with what i saw. it's like you can feel that this is the point of origin. that she was really doing "her own thing" - as hokey as that sounds. the simplicity of shapes and consistancy of her palette just makes for a really comforting environment. i also really loved the hand done sign lettering.... it was funny as i walked around i couldn't help but think about how this is now "the look" in current graphic design and typography.... art meets advertising once again. i am sad that we will not be treated to many more years of her work.... but then maybe we just cherish what we have even more.... (i got the catalogue too - THANKS mom!! - it is super sweet - pink linen with red on the cover... sigh....)