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carrie mae weems

03/05/14 , , , , , , , ,

"a single's waltz in time" (2003)

“a single’s waltz in time” (2003)

Art is the one place we all turn to for solace. We turn to it constantly, whether you are listening to music, or pop in a film; you want to escape reality, and if you thinking deeply, you want to engage in art in a complex way. Art allows us to navigate the more complicated parts of our lives in a way that is more palpable. We don’t go to the movies just to see a movie; we go for the experience. I’m very interested in the experience. Art has saved my life on a regular basis. I wanted to offer that experience to children, to enlist them, to show them the possibilities that are in the arts, to persuade them to pursue it for both their own personal salvation and for changing the way we are understood.

– mother, artist, macarthur fellow carrie mae weems.  she has an installation at the guggenheim until may 14th.  if you can’t make it to nyc in time, you can check out some of her work in the gallery below.  pics via her website & a recent nytimes feature (click both links to learn more about her story).

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Reblogged this on B.E.S.T. Arts Gallery and commented:
Beautiful! #photography

sharoncummings

03/05/14

I have always been a lover of Art…though lacking in “natural” ability. I do find solace in the “experience” and in bringing hope to many. Thank you for pointing out that this too, is a form of Art!

Dr. McGann

03/06/14

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