Dexter: Pathos & Ethos of the Super Hero – Part 1

Not long ago, while winding down a day with an episode of Dexter, my betrothed turned to me and asked if I thought that Dexter’s actions are acceptable.  Vis-à-vis, is the killing of one murderer by another murderer a morally just outcome? At first my thinking in the discussion that followed revolved around the real […]

Posted at 4:54 am on 21 February, 2011 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Culture | Tagged: , , | Continue reading

Baumgartner’s “1 Sekunde” at Vanderbilt Fine Arts

On a recent trip to Nashville, TN I had the opportunity to catch the Wide Angle: Photography and Its Influence on Contemporary Art exhibition at the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery (January 13–February 27, 2011). While I was particularly, and pleasantly, surprised to see one of Gerhard Richter’s photo-lithographs included in this exhibition (which contained […]

Posted at 5:53 pm on 14 February, 2011 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Art, Culture, Printmaking | Tagged: , | Continue reading

Rough Sketches

>> February 15, 2001 - American artist Jasper Johns was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. It's the first time since 1977 that an artist has been given the honor, when President Gerald Ford awarded it, posthumously, to the sculptor Alexander Calder.