01 August, 2011

Event: Art day

On Saturday, July 30th, we went to see the new exhibitions at the MFAH and the CAMH.  The MFAH had two new exhibitions, Helmut Newton: White Women, Sleepless Nights, Big Nudes AND Second Nature: Contemporary landscapes from the MFAH collection. 
The Helmut Newton exhibition had several pieces I was infatuated with:
Saddle I

Jenny Capitain, Pension Dorian, Berlin 1977
To learn more about Helmut Newton click here or go to his foundation here.

Really adore saddle I because of it's sexual suggestions and relating.  I appreciate that she isn't nude but fully clothed in riding gear-displaying this ability for a woman to be dominant and submissive.  The second and third works I enjoyed for their conglomeration of broken beauty.  We get lost in concepts of perfectionism relating to the beautiful but in reality it is what defines us as different which makes us beautiful.  

In the Second Nature exhibition I went mainly to see Melissa Miller's work called Tapestry. 
She doesn't have a  website but does have a beautiful book which you can see here.

The CAMH had some Kara Walker prints but nothing else really fascinated me beyond those pieces.  

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