Sunday, November 21, 2004

Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosof

Philadelphia artists and art-bloggers Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof have updated their blog with another image from their So True series, a series of collaborative self-portraits. Each painting features both women, and I think they paint them together. I was going to call them autobiographical except that one painting is set in the future and features them as gray-haired grannies on the cover of ArtForum (like that will still be in print in 2020!). Now I am unsure if they really were protesting together in 1969 or if the series is also creating an imaginary collaborative past, wish fulfillment in reverse, to match the fantastic future.

Go to their main page and click on the "OK Artists" thumbnails to read and see the memoir in twelve e-mails, which is also available as a limited edition artist's book. I can relate to this one, and this one reminds me of a favorite painting by a favorite artist. Note the black horse!

Their artblog is hard to keep up with, and a testament to exactly how much is going on in Philadelphia - with already four Philadelphia art postings since wrapping up MOMA coverage on Friday. Philadelphia is a great city for art and artists - my third exhibition in Philadelphia this year opens today - and I'm sure Cinque Hicks will have some good things to say about his recent visit.

Roberta's recent post on MOMA mentioned Jeff Koons' New Shelton Wet/Dry Doubledecker, and how it seemed a funny Donald Judd critique immediately after seeing some pieces by Judd. For me that Koons piece most brings to mind Ed Kienholz's The State Hospital(make sure you use the image viewer to enlarge). My favorite Roberta post though would most definitely have to be this review of a show I was in earlier this year.

Thanks Roberta and Libby!