Newsstand, New York City, Dan Weiner

 Labeled as an American photojournalist, Dan Weiner’s photography career began professionally in 1940, in which he documented both the commercial and political as his photographic subjects.  Photography started as an interest and hobby for Weiner, but later grew to become a medium in which a larger understanding of the world at large can be understood visually.  Weiner’s work primarily consisted of a mix of a historical and wartime views, documenting the times and its people as a teller of their collective experiences.

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"Everyone Has A Name"-- Graffiti Writers

The words of academia are too careful in measuring the velocity of graffiti art.  Its approach is more hypothetical than tried.  The documentary pieces together observations of graffiti writing stating graffiti it usually consists of names and numbers as if trying to exalt some revelation or secret coding within their markings. 

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Glitter

A fog attempting to cloud our waking being. Disguised as beauty but infatuated with poison, we walk into this Glitter Bomb believing this is life, this is everything we exist in. This Glitter Bombis induced in all facets of life...

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Now Here

Goldberg reconstructs the circle of life with No Where, Now Here, a thought provoking piece that interrogates the actuality of our existence. Displayed as an “idea of emergent growth and life cycle”, this piece demonstrates the constant exchange of life and death. As new life emerges, other lives are taken.

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Blank Canvas

The white canvas styled “raw” is a work left untouched. A creation by Morris Louis, his hand carefully drips a selection of magna in an angular downward motion. Letting it drip slowly, precise with direction, each curve and trickle was intentional. Embracing yet contradicting a gravitational flow, Untitled exhibits Louis’ experimentation within his evolving abstractive art practices.

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Trade

Trade, the name itself illustrating an exchange. It could be quite possibly an exchange of vitality, material, life, or even freedom. Scattered bunches of aluminum is positioned as an assemblage of people. It appears as an assembly line of people standing up for themselves, their rights and passage.

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Maggie Lee “Daddy TV installations”, 2016

 

Whether it is acknowledged or not, a child’s development is directly impacted by their parents’ involvement. Maggie Lee demonstrates the bond she shared between her mother and father in two separate installations, but the one that resonated on me the most was her ghastly representation of her father, the adored figure that slowly turned into a wounding reminder of his absence.

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Thoughts

“Racing Thoughts” is a representation of the human pattern of thought. We move from one thought to the next, our mind wandering from each one of our life interactions.  Johns describes it as a

 “series of images that ran through my head without any connectedness that I could see”
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