Japan part 4:
textures and patterns seen in Kyoto
Japan part 3:
Land of awesome things and delicious food.
Japan part 2:
Kyoto was amazing but 2 and half days is not nearly enough time to see all that it has to offer. My friend and I rented bicycles which allowed us to cover more ground and feel sort of like locals. I highly recommend doing this for anyone visiting as it’s such a fun way to explore the city.
Japan part 1:
As cliché as it sounds, visiting Japan was No.1 on my list for a long time but the circumstances were never quite right enough to even consider going. Then about 3 weeks ago, the stars aligned and I knew that if I didn’t go, I would regret it for the rest of my life so I went!
It was my first time and I was only there for 9 days. As short as the trip was, I managed to fit in both Tokyo and Kyoto but I feel I barely scratched the surface of either of these two cities. Japan is a magical and weird place but it also felt strangely familiar- maybe because Japanese people and culture have such a presence in Hawaii. In any case, I’ll definitely be going back again!
Above are pics of Tokyo. Will be posting more pics of Kyoto (which I found more photogenic) in the following days…
Kayaking on the Delaware River Water Gap
DRAW GYM @ 247365 gallery
Back from Croatia and back to the grind….
So long summer, I’ll miss you.
When I used to work full-time down in Dumbo, I would sometimes go to Brooklyn Bridge Park to have lunch. Oftentimes I would see a cute older Japanese couple picnicking under a tree which is pretty striking since most of the people down there are either tourists or 20-30 something year olds on lunch break.
They never seemed to say much to each other preferring to sit and eat together in contented silence. I was always particularly taken with the gracefulness of the woman who had long silver hair usually worn in two braids, setting the food out and handing it to her husband who was usually looking off into the distance or reading the paper. As I watched them, time would slow down and I would focus on the minutiae of their interactions and wonder what their story was. They were fascinating because they seemed to represent what my ideal relationship would look like 30+ years down the line.
Well it looks like I don’t have to wonder anymore because someone made a documentary about them called Cutie and the Boxer. They are Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, two artists who have been together for more than 40 years.
"The film is a moving portrait of a couple wrestling with the universal themes of sacrifice, disappointment, aging, and love against the background of lives dedicated to art." -www.ushioandnorikofilm.info
It looks amazing and I’m so excited to see this. Thanks Zachary Heinzerling for getting to know them. It opens in NYC next week.
Ken Price at The Drawing Center
Check out the NYTimes review of Work at Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery here
Yay Klaus and to all the artists who participated- well deserved!
Beach days are the best…
Turrell at Guggenheim
Hudson river wedding in Germantown, NY
New work up on the website!
Moving Moutains X Furniture!
MM is pleased to present a growing collection of handcrafted fine furniture pieces made in the USA
Mies Van der Rohe once said that “An interesting plainness is the most difficult and precious thing to achieve.” This furniture collection attempts to embody this idea. In the absence of ornamentation, specific design elements and details are carefully calculated and considered in order to achieve a timeless simplicity that draws an emotional connection.
To see more of the collection and for more information please visit www.mvngmtns.com!
Special thanks to the awesome Hannah Whitaker for the great photography.