New video done!✅ After a week and half long vacation to Tx, I’m back in NY enjoying one last week of summer before a very exciting year begins👍🏼 :
23℃/82℉☀️ #ニューヨーク #マンハッタン からこんにちは！昨日深夜に2年ぶりの生まれ故郷 #テキサスから戻り #ミッドタウン でビデオを撮影しました^^
I’m in NYC for a few days before settling off to another new adventure. Among the highlights of the visit was my first in-person experience of a Whitney Biennial. For anyone not familiar with it, I highly recommend this review by Jerry Saltz at https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/whitney-biennial-review-jerry-saltz.html. I’m not up to the task of editorializing at length about any of it, but will just share a few things that struck me.
First is a group of drawings by Kyle Thurman.
Born 1986 in West Chester, PA Lives in Brooklyn, NY “Composed on expanses of seamless background paper, the human-scaled drawings by Kyle Thurman present figures isolated from their original context, carefully rendered through delicate lines and coloring. Thurman bases the drawings on online news photographs— ephemeral and pedestrian images so prevalent that their impermanence can seem symptomatic of a cultural malaise. The works’ titles, Suggested Occupation, refer to jobs suggested to the artist as a teenager, as do the drawing’s sources—archetypal male images of soldiers, athletes, or priests. Here these images become something else altogether as photographs are translated to drawings: the production creates a heightened sense of intentionality, an invitation to look more slowly at moments that otherwise could disappear.
In each drawing the artist considers the entire space of the frame, informed by his education in film and photography. Thurman’s studies in screenwriting also influence his approach to visual storytelling, with the fragmented images serving as components of a potential larger narrative.” #kylethurman#whitneybiennial#newyorkcity#contemporaryart#drawing#painting
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A beautiful day on 162nd Street. These brownstones were part of the later wave of development in the Jumel Terrace Historic district. This area was comprised of farms and weekend homes for wealthy New Yorkers up until after the Civil war. The first row houses here weren’t built until the 1870s on Sylvan Terrace a block south. These homes were built in 1896 as a part of further residential development and the new access to mass transit. The newest building in this is historic district is from 1909, it’s a very surreal departure from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding neighborhood. The houses were landmarked by The City of New York on August 8th,1970.
Would ya look at that! Quite the reunion, id say. Haven’t seen these 2 together like this since they stopped touring and playing gigs together. And now we all get to reunite for Nate’s WEDDING to his better half @chessi 🥰🖤✨ Def come a long way from when and how I first met these two losers. I’m so glad I got to see them and hug em on such a special day before shipping off to the UK on my new life adventure!
Thanks for supporting me and being patient with me and watching me grow up the way y’all have!
Here’s to you, Nate. What a beautiful wedding for beautiful people!
Petie, you’re still my favorite asshole 🖤✨ #manhattanwedding#nycwedding#theparsells#newyorkcity