Judy Ledgerwood: Chromatic Patterns by siena scarff

I wish that I had a chance to see this exhibition. It must have been quite hypnotic in person. 

"In Chromatic Patterns for the Graham Foundation, Chicago-based painter Judy Ledgerwood creates an immersive, site-spec"In Chromatic Patterns for the Graham Foundation, Chicago-based painter Judy Ledgerwood creates an immersive, site-specific wall painting that transforms the first-floor galleries of the Foundation’s historic Madlener House—designed by Richard E. Schmidt and Hugh M. G. Garden and built in 1901–02. Enveloping visitors in an optically expansive field of vibrant fluorescent colors with a metallic floral motif that pulsate in close proximity to the building’s Prairie-style ornamentation, this installation explores the possibilities of painting as it approaches the conditions of architecture—where walls take on new meaning and function, and the surface, the possibility to produce new affects."

Janet Cardiff: Forty Part Motet by siena scarff

Just Beautiful "The Forty Part Motet (2001), a sound installation by Janet Cardiff (Canadian, born 1957), will be the first presentation of contemporary art at The Cloisters. Regarded as the artist's masterwork, and consisting of forty high-fidelity speakers positioned on stands in a large oval configuration throughout the Fuentidueña Chapel, the fourteen-minute work, with a three-minute spoken interlude, will continuously play an eleven-minute reworking of the forty-part motet Spem in alium numquam habui (1556?/1573?) by Tudor composer Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505–1585)."


Vintage Mugshots from the 1920s by siena scarff

I find this blog post by The Sifter fascinating, take a look. The photographs are beautifully composed and quite striking. 

"The Sifter recently stumbled upon an incredible collection of vintage mugshots housed by the Historic Houses Trust. Many of these intriguing photographs are also accompanied by a description of the person and the crime(s) they have committed. For example, the image above of Mr. William Stanley Moore was taken May 1st, 1925. The caption describes him as: an opium dealer operating with large quantities of faked opium and cocaine. Also a wharf labourer and associates with water front thieves and drug traders."

Source: http://twistedsifter.com/2011/05/vintage-mugshots-from-1920s-black-white/