Thursday, March 26, 2009

Let the Right One In

Rachel and I watched "Let the Right One In" last night, a Swedish movie about a nerdy 12 year old boy that falls in love with a 12 year old girl vampire. While it sounds like a pre-teen version of Twilight, I'm willing to bet there were more decapitations in this one (although I haven't seen Twilight). Basically, the movie relies on cinematography and mood instead of special effects to make for a creepy movie, which is refreshing in today's lackluster horror genre. The majority of the violence also takes place slightly off-screen, letting the viewer's imagination fill in the blanks, which, in my case, probably made the whole thing that much scarier. I recommend it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Photo of the week

Rachel Ormond Stockings 2008

Monday, March 9, 2009

Shepard Fairey Exhibit

We saw the Shepard Fairey exhibit at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston yesterday. Shepard Fairey is the artist who has plastered our cities with the Andre the Giant posters and stickers. This is the first museum survey of his work. This is the kind of exhibit all contemporary art museums should be having. It is relevant and current. It is also timely in that as a nation we have just witnessed the a huge reminder of how powerful grassroots efforts can be. Shepard Fairey uses a grassroots approach to getting his work out there but Obama just used very similar tactics it to get elected president. Fairey also appropriated a photograph of Obama for an art piece. It is the presidents head in red, white and blue with the word "hope" underneath it. Justin overheard a man ranting about this image at the exhibition. He felt that Fairey was using his influence to trick young voters into voting for Obama. This man obviously missed the entire point behind Fairey's work and has no faith in young voters.
As an artist I was struck by the constancy of the work. Fairey has produced a large and coherent body of work. By using similar colors, patterns as well as visual and conceptual ideas his work flows in a really nice way. When Justin and I were first discussing this, I felt that this was a good thing to strive for but then quickly changed my mind and realized that I enjoy changing and leaping from one idea to another. I will never be that constant.
This is definitely an exhibit to see.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Blog intention

We wanted to create a blog where we could write and share about all of the things that we are interested in. Some of those things are photography, design, art, food, and music. We are hoping that this blog will help to keep our friends connected to our current projects and ideas.