LOS ANGELES — Cindy Sherman has been plagued by that one-hit wonder malaise that strikes so many musicians who deliver delightfully wonderful first albums only to follow-up with disappointing sophomore efforts as their careers predictably fade away. They leave behind only memories of that one hit, that one perfect pop tune, only to re-emerge, briefly, decades later, in a “Where Are They Now?” moment. The unusual thing about Sherman, however, is that she has not faded away.
I’ve compiled a list of nine artists I think deserve more attention as some of the rising stars of the Bushwick scene.
Robert Irwin has been a favorite of mine for some time now. His work helped to pioneer the 1960s California Light and Space movement, and it is often beautiful to experience in person. Having never seen his well-known window installation “1° 2° 3° 4°,” which was originally installed at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, I was wanted to stop by his show at Pace Gallery in midtown Manhattan to see the piece revisited.
I stumbled across two on the fabulous Medical State of Mind tumblelog, told from the perspective of third year med student.
Recalling the age of the gentleman explorer in a place that still guards its worn relics, Mark Dion’s Phantoms of the Clark Expedition is an examination of the ambitions of early 20th century expeditions, as well as their arrogance.
Malaysian artist/architect Hong Yi carved the face of Mark Zuckerberg in a stack of books, creating a strange portrait of the famous Facebook founder.