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Sunday, July 27, 2008
Speaking in Tongues
Continuing on the thread of language. I went to the American Museum of Natural History. I was looking at what is sometimes called "Primitive" art. If I looked at the same pieces from a perspective of emotional intelligence the balance seemed to shift. I was most struck by a mask in the hall of the Northwest Coast Indians. It had a series of interchangeable mouths that could change the expression of the mask. It seemed modern and fitting for today. After all, aren't we in an election year?
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.