Wednesday, January 11, 2017

El Paso: Art Museum - A Double Negative Selfie and James Drake


A double negative selfie at the El Paso Museum of Art. November 2016.

November 2016


Me, taking photos of James Drake's works at the El Paso Museum of Art. Notice the graceful position of my pinkie. Times two.

First, I watched this video of his recent work, called Brain Trash in its aggregate:




I had particular interest in his take on getting-to-work and inspirational tools.

Then I got up from the bench where I'd been seated, walked around a corner and saw all of Mr. Drake's work before me.

El Paso Museum of Art, James Drake Exhibit. November 2016


Completely unexpected to see before me in real life what I'd just seen on the film.

Cool. Very, very cool.

I don't know what Mr. Drake calls the series below. Based on my interpretation, I'll call it Blood Bird:


El Paso Museum of Art, James Drake Exhibit. November 2016

El Paso Museum of Art, James Drake Exhibit. November 2016

El Paso Museum of Art, James Drake Exhibit. November 2016

El Paso Museum of Art, James Drake Exhibit. November 2016


The movement of his art papers transfixed:



A couple more:

El Paso Museum of Art, James Drake Exhibit. November 2016
El Paso Museum of Art, James Drake Exhibit. November 2016




2 comments:

  1. Very interesting to read this post the day after seeing the 2000 movie Pollock, https://yhoo.it/2fcxREc

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    1. Watching the trailer makes me want to watch the movie - thanks!

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