Saturday, February 25, 2012

Found Friday: The Frist

Hello, all. Obviously, this is not Friday, ergo, the post should not be titled "Found Friday"... However, this post is about a lovely little trip I went on yesterday with my class. We spent the day visiting a local art museum, the Frist
We had a lovely little lunch in the cafe, (and to any locals, I recommend the turkey saga... SO GOOD.) Then went to a talk/performance, which I wasn't too fond of. But afterward, we were free to explore the gallery and the current exhibition, Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination. 
Here are a few of my favorite pieces: 
Tom Sachs, "Hours of Devotion
And one of Patricia Piccinini's numerous pieces in the show. And I'll admit, I was rather disturbed by her work there.  Not by the creatures, who were a bit grotesque, but by the children that were included in the work. They were so very life like that when you were close to them, they looked like actual children. And for them to be so still, and to not move in any fashion, well it made me really nervous. 
And then I was just enormously inspired by Marcel Dzama's work there. Especially the "La muerte de la verdad" piece. Very interesting. 
What did you guys find this week? And what are your plans for the weekend? 

1 darlings:

hellosweetworld said...

I can imagine this would be a very interesting exhibit. It almost is like it goes into a child's mind of what monsters can be in their minds.

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