I am so fortunate to have a lovely friend called Maryann Van Dongen. I met Maryann through Ari Seth Cohen's blog, Advanced Style. Maryann, Richard and I have been featured on the blog, and we are all in Ari's book, Advanced Style.
This week Maryann asked me to join her at the James Cohan Gallery in Chelsea to see the work of the artist, Spencer Finch. An out-of-town friend of Maryann's is thinking about purchasing one of the artist's pieces and had asked Maryann to take a look at the work.
Spencer Finch is a 51-year-old-artist from New Haven Connecticut.
He now lives and works in Brooklyn.
"To fathom is to comprehend the essence of something colossal or ineffable by translating it into terms we can grasp....Finch's practice addresses such a need to capture and frame experience...Finch has combined scientific calibration and calculation with a romantic's engagement with nature and faith in the limitless rewards of observation."James Cohan Gallery Press Release
If you like paper and string, and labels written in pencil,
you will love these pond-color hang tags.
A picture of the real Walden Pond
This painting represents different forecasts for the
direction of the jet stream.
The lines look like ribbons fluttering in the breeze.
Is Mr. Finch a fan of notions?
Finch has written color names next to certain lines in this
painting which looks like plaid fabric.
Some of these color names are: Monticello Green, Majolica, Salvia,
Gladiolas, Indiana, Jockey, Folly, Sultan, Runnymede and Mephisto.
There is poetry in color names.
A page from the book.
Maryann next to a Noguchi sculpture.
You can see Maryann's fairy-princess headband and
Chanel sunglasses here.
After the visit to the James Cohan Gallery, Richard and I
went to Miagi, our favorite Japanese restaurant on
13th Street. I wore a Sonia Rykiel blouse, hat from
La Cerise sur Le Chapeau in Paris, and a
necklace that looks like suns in orbit
from the Angel Thrift Shop ($5.00)