Artist Mary Lum strolls around the city photographing the urban environment—buildings, railings, stairwells, and other architectural details. She then deconstructs these photos and collages them with acrylic paint, creating dynamic, unique spaces for viewers to occupy and explore. At the deCordova Biennial, Lum’s images left me feeling both exhilarated and disoriented, as though I were in a dream where the environment was familiar, yet not quite right. What is fact and what is fiction?
James Jean's sketchbook. The use of color is fantastic in this. The overlapping suggestions of typing hands on a laptop and a guy sleeping with headphones on blows me away. I love how he puts you right in that seat on the plane and stimulates all your senses through only one, sharing the experience of the flight.