Jen Mazza: Pleasures of Text and Image

Before my diving into details to further examine Jen Mazza's deconstructions. Please visit this website. In addition, here is an essay about an experience of her previously done paintings (also included in this latest exhibition) and a short review of a group show she participated in at Jane Lombard Gallery. Related book reviews.

Mary Corse

Mary Corse (b. 1945), Untitled (White Multiple Inner Band), 2003.  Glass microspheres and acrylic on canvas, 96 x 240 in. (243.8 x 609.6 cm).  Courtesy Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, Lehmann Maupin, New York; and Lisson Gallery, London. Photograph © Mary Corse "Ideas define its form ... words are too deceptive."  -Mary Corse, "White Light,"…

Leonora Carrington; To Study the Numbers from Surrealist Portfolio VVV, 1941; Etching; 8 × 9 7/8 in; 20.3 × 25.1 cm; Dallas Museum of Art

Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) is perhaps more known for her Surrealism paintings than her writings. At a time when just a few women appeared on the modern art scene that was dominated by men, Carrington stood out with her fantastic rendering of mystical creatures in dreamscapes. Done with a whimsical sense of humor, some of her creatures…

Three Aspects of the Absolute; Folio 1 from the Nath Charit; Bulaki; India, Rajasthan, Jodhpur, 1823 (Samvat 1880); Opaque watercolor, gold, and tin alloy on paper; Merhangarh Museum Trust

A Brief History Of Yoga And Its Arrival In The West

Along with the increasing popularity of yoga, new studios are popping up one after another in just about every metropolis of countries across the globe. Of the numerous modern permutations of yoga that are being taught today doesn't it make you wonder how this ancient culture originated from India around 3rd century BCE has survived…

Fashion In The Age of AI

In 1998, British designer Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) presented the grand finale of his thirteenth runway show- No.13 (S/S 1999) with two robot "painters" borrowed from a car manufacturing plant. As model Shalom Harlow stood on a rotating disc, the two automata began to throw yellow and black paints onto her white dress. By the end,…

Breathless (1960), Jean-Luc Godard, À bout de souffle, Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, French New Wave, nouvelle vague

Another 5 Movies that Defined Fashion

In my first list of 5 movies I named ones from 1960s and 80s. This time I include movies made in the 30s and the 50s in addition to the other two decades mentioned before. I picked these films not just for their leading female roles' wardrobes but also for the strong characters in these…

Stories and Essays of Mina Loy, edited by Sara Crangle

3 Books |Flâneuse | Mina Loy | Anjelica Huston |

It's wintertime, what better season to stay in and cuddle a book? If you are a nerd like me, I'd say, every season. But, honestly, I do more reading in the winter. Here is a list of books I recommend, they are of and by women who embraced freedom with their radical sense of aesthetics.…