Is ultramarine-blue Plexiglas a sufficient reason to title a geometric sculpture Whispering Giotto? What does a chrome cube lined with white rabbit fur on a black granite base have to do with Thelonious Monk?
Michael Bise’s adversity has produced a suite of drawings that offer us an alternative and unblinking view of the experience of death, illness, and our medical system. Luckily for us, he is brave and skillful enough to share it.
After the lecture was a tightly coiled media hour. A star was in the building. The star that built the building was in the building. I was stunned by the amount of poetry and humor that emerged inside a handful of minutes.
Swank: saturated style, confidence, nostalgia, sex, gloss, perfection to the point of sleaze. The works reach out to you and say, “Why don't you relax and sit on the leather sofa while I mix you a drink?”