Last weekend we went to the opening of the Jan Van Holleben show at Marcia Wood Gallery. I was especially interested in his "Dreams of Flying" series becuase it seemed so cute and playful. Indeed, the photos on exhibit were cute and playful. But then I found (via Burn Away) these pictures on his website, they are pictures inspired by his pictures. I really like the homemade-ness, the amateur-ness of the amateur photos, and find them even more charming than Van Holleben's.
While at Marcia Wood we also so "Sadie's Choice," Peter Bahouth's stereoscopic photo series of sexy ladies, presented for viewing as slides in little viewers. I really liked several of the pictures and also really enjoyed the effect of the audience stooping down to peer into the viewers, which, as Mark pointed out, were just a little too low (even for me), creating the effect of peeping in on someone. However, I would have liked for there to have been a more cohesive theme. While there were sexy ladies in all the pictures, I had hoped that there would be more of a storyline or something. But all together a very nice show. And here's an uninteresting story about my interaction with the artist: While I was peeping in on a lady, the artist suggested to me that I may be able to see the photographs without my glasses. I tried and it was just as blurry as everything is when I'm not wearing my glasses.