Jeremy Blake at SFMOMA

June 20th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Artists

Jeremy Blake
1906 (still), 2003, from the Winchester trilogy
DVD with sound, 21-minute continuous loop

Jeremy Blake’s Winchester installation at the the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is video art you’ll sit down for. The problem with video art is where to view it–movie theaters are too popcorn and museum/gallery audiences are too active. If the measure of a good book is a purchase, the measure of a good video is the bench.

Blake’s narrative on three screens is based on a subject that I could report but I don’t want to. It’s a good story, but the artwork plays with it so much better than words would. While watching it I was floated into a generous light, movement and sound-scape that kept surprising me. A delight. Bring a humble $19 for the well-composed catalog.

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One Comment so far ↓

  • Dianne Turner

    Could you please tell me where I could purchase Gregory Colberts photographs. Is there a gallery in New York or even Canada that you could recommend.
    I love his art work.

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