Memorial Day Weekend was absolutely awesome in my book. I started out with a full list of things I wanted to do with my time off—from a few museum visits to bike rides along the West Side Highway and movies with friends—and, as usual, wound up doing next to none of them; but I still managed to have a great time from the second I walked out of my office to the last moment before I fell asleep Monday night. One box on my list did manage to get checked though: Friday night at the new Whitney Museum.
Kadeem and I hit the streets of Meatpacking to check out the museum’s new location and their inaugural exhibit, America Is Hard to See, an extensive curation of more than 600 works spanning the past century of American art. It’s an amazing representation of the journey contemporary art has traveled to become what it is today. Above and below, you can check out a few of the pieces that caught my eye for one reason or another.
Sidebar: I’m reading this book called Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs. and it’s really helped me refine my eye. I’ve been looking at the things around me so differently. Lines are clearer, shadows are so much more captivating… It’s pretty cool when you notice your attention for aesthetics developing. In particular, I loved the way the light played with the work below. I had to snap a quick shot.
It was definitely a great way to start my three and a half-day vacation. Now that Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer has passed, I’m looking forward to all that’s in store for this fresh new season ahead. -JxR