Galleries 1988 puts on a large show called “Crazy 4 Cult,” an annual show in which artists pay tribute to cult classics.
This piece will be featured:
It’s a modern adaptation of Heironymus Bosch’s 1485 painting, “The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things,” also in wheel form, but look closely at Dan Lydersen’s depictions (OK, go to the G 1988 blog entry about it or to the page at Dan Lydersen’s website to get large enough images to see detail).
The original is 30 inches across and will be shown at G 1988 LA through August 8. Learn about the other artists and what works and prints are available at the Crazy 4 Cult website.
I’m feeling particularly intrigued by this piece right now, because when I’m not at my job, I’m home watching movies (or worse, TV shows on DVD) and wallowing in one of the classics: Sloth. So I have deliberated over this work of Lydersen’s and decided it is time for another month of Thing-a-Day, here in August. As a nod to my slothful ways, though, I’m not actually producing anything until tomorrow.
Wish me luck. I’ll need it.
Movie art by Justin Reed – sometimes montages from single films, sometimes multiple films are referenced in one frame.
Tonight I’m picking up the last 2 rolls of (slide) film I shot. They probably won’t have anything like this on them, but hope springs eternal.
As an exercise to prepare for my weekly shot project, I decided to make a shot list. I want it to have a dozen doable items, and I haven’t managed to write them all out yet. I do have 7 items on it now, but a few of them require materials I don’t have access to, so I want to keep working. I plan to do a shot this coming weekend, thought, whether my list is “long enough” or not.
In the meantime, I’m carrying a camera every day, which I’d got out of the habit of doing, and that feels good. It’s making me realize that it’s a bit of a challenge both to get a lot of exercise every day AND to get out and do photography. While holding down a full-time job. We’ve had a special project going at the office lately that I’m tempted to use as an excuse, but that’s not the reason I’m moving slowly on this.
This photograph was taken through the window at an antiques shop near my office. I took it with a film camera, and I’ve definitely found over the last year and a half that when I need a kick start, it helps to shoot a roll or two. I pick up my most recent two rolls (from developing) the day after tomorrow, and I have another dozen rolls of a half dozen kinds of film waiting to play with. My project will be digital, for practical reasons, but film sharpens the mind and disciplines the movements.