In this film, artist Keltie Ferris begins a new series of abstract paintings in her Bushwick, Brooklyn studio. Painting in isolation, Ferris discusses both the pleasures and anxieties of working in solitude.
CREDITS | “New York Close Up” Created & Produced by: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Editor: Joaquin Perez & Mary Ann Toman. Cinematography: Rafael Moreno Salazar & Ava Wiland. Sound: Nicholas Lindner, Wesley Miller & Ava Wiland. Associate Producer: Ian Forster. Production Assistant: Paulina V. Ahlstrom, Don Edler & Maren Miller. Design & Graphics: Crux Studio & Open. Artwork: Keltie Ferris. An Art21 Workshop Production. © Art21, Inc. 2011. All rights reserved.
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A behind-the-scenes look at artists Yutaka Sone and Benjamin Weissman creating work and finalizing their exhibition What Every Snowflake Knows in Its Heart at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. On view November 21, 2013 to April 5, 2014.
Video by David Fenster
Yutaka Sone and Benjamin Weissman: What Every Snowflake Knows in Its Heart is a spirited and collaborative exhibition on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art from November 21, 2013 to April 5, 2014. For this exhibition, Sone and Weissman have embarked on a particularly risky and rewarding endeavor: to build a mechanical ski lift stretching the length of the the Museum. Together they bring the rush of outdoor adventures and instinctual creative production to SMMoA, giving viewers a rare opportunity to reflect on otherwise fleeting experiences.
Video by Giorgio Carlevaro
INCOGNITO, Santa Monica Museum of Art's signature exhibition and benefit sale, features original artworks by 500+ contemporary artists. Experience the excitement of this legendary evening where seasoned art patrons and first-time collectors discover one-of-a-kind treasures. All artworks are the same size (10 x 10 inches) and are signed only on the back. Artists identities are revealed only after purchase.
INCOGNITO returns for its 10th anniversary on Saturday, April 16, 2014! Visit smmoa.org/incognito for tickets and information.
Video by Diana Lundin, 2013
A behind-the-scenes look at the site-specific mural Daisy in the exhibition, Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, June 1 - August 19, 2013
Audio by Adam Gunther about Wosk's exhibition.
A poignant discussion about aging gracefully and dying with aplomb, featuring experts on the winter of life. Speakers include: Tim Tattu (Artist and Registered Nurse, Oncology-Palliative Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center), Glen Komatsu, MD (Chief Medical Officer, Providence TrinityCare Hospice), and Rie Nørregaard(Founder and CEO of Omhu—a design company that creates joyful products to support peoples abilities as they change throughout life).
A Collection of Ideas… is a series of conversations with some of today’s most innovative and creative minds to examine the important social, cultural, and political issues of our time.
How does pattern and ornament affect sensation and perception?
A conversation with artists Peter Shire and Samira Yamin, moderated by executive director, Elsa Longhauser, and the director of education and public programs, Asuka Hisa.
A live DJ mix of music and words, this performance explores the aesthetics of the crossfade. Crossfader is a multipart forum that features individuals who venture beyond the constraints of genre and style. “The crossfader is the toggle on a DJ mixer that allows you to move between the music on one input and the music on another. It lets you mix without erasing; combine without destroying—to juggle and sustain difference,” writes Kun.
J. Period is hailed as one of “the world’s top DJs” by The New York Times and recruited for remix and production work by Grammy-winners Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, and The Roots. J. Period is one of the music industry’s most respected DJs/Remixers.
Josh Kun, writer, USC professor, and cultural polymath, joins SMMoA’s Collection of Ideas series as Resident Collector. Kun uses music as a magnet to attract, mix, and connect diverse communities.
Keltie Ferris provides context for her exhibition Doomsday Boogie at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, on view from January 18 through April 5, 2014.