Sunday Six 10/9/22

Moonage Daydream: I went to see the new Bowie documentary from Brett Morgen, Moonage Daydream, and two weeks later it’s still revealing itself in myriad ways.  The never-before-seen footage paired with the loud, raw sound experienced on a giant screen felt so intimate - like being immersed in the psyche of one of the most prolific and brilliant artists of all time.  The level of depth and character that Bowie possessed was almost otherworldly, and it not only showed in his music and genre-bending oeuvre but in his philosophy of life, all captured in the film.  "Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.” What a gift.  Everyone should see this.

Blair Saxon-Hill: My wonderfully talented friend Blair Saxon-Hill is having a solo exhibition opening on October 15th at Nino Mier Gallery and it’s gonna be a good one.  Blair creates collages out of textiles and found objects that are visually arresting, totally original, and often communicate a political message that is empowering with a hint of "Fuck The System.”   

Equator Books: The Equator Institute publishes the most sensual, beautiful photography books with artists and brands that I constantly look to for inspiration.  Morning of the Earth is a classic, and the title that I keep going back to lately is Clay from Slovenian photographer Jean Pierrot.  Black and white imagery of the female form and a glittering beach give a sense of longing that is both nostalgic and romantic. 

Saint Laurent Spring 2023: If there is one Look I would choose to wear right this minute from the recent runway collections it would be Look 12 from Saint Laurent, designed by Anthony Vaccarrello and inspired by the iconic dancer and choreographer Martha Graham.  Movement, form, sophistication.  Pure fire.

Mário Rui Silva: Stories from Another Time 1982-1988: I am deeply, madly in love with this album by Angolan musician Mário Rui Silva, comprised of 17 songs taken from 3 albums he released in the ‘80s.  It takes you on a real musical journey and is timeless, subtle, and incredibly sexy.  

Joan Didion: What She Means: On October 11th, The Hammer will be unveiling an exhibition dedicated to Joan Didion and it is at the top of my To-See list.  Joan Didion: What She Means "is an exhibition as portrait, a narration of the life of one artist by another featuring approximately 50 artists ranging from Betye Saar to Vija Celmins, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Maren Hassinger, Silke Otto-Knapp, John Koch, Ed Ruscha, Pat Steir, and many others. The more than 200 works include painting, ephemera, photography, sculpture, video, and footage from a number of the films for which Didion authored screenplays.” Didion’s writing made a huge mark on my youth and continues to weave its way through parts of my life.  No one like Joan.