I have a hard time describing what it is about certain pieces of art that grab me. Sometimes it’s a texture or color; other times, it’s just a feeling the artwork gives me. For these two pieces, it’s about a mix of both. The artwork above takes me back to a summer I spent hiking in the Lake District. The feeling of being isolated and so much smaller than the hills and mountains around me was overwhelming — but in such a beautiful, powerful way. The piece above by Leif Huron really nails that feeling and is currently part of a pop-up space from Uprise Art at OPENSPACE gallery in Tribeca.
Also part of the show is this beautiful photograph by Brea Souders. Growing up, all I wanted was thick, long hair that someone could braid or fashion in a pretty way. I never got past a too-tight ponytail, but this hair reminds me of all the updos I wished I could wear and feel like an adult. At least this girl can pull it off, and the texture of the parted hair looks so beautiful I want to touch it and see what it feels like. If you’re in NYC through the end of the month, you can check out these pieces (and many others) at OPENSPACE right here. Thanks to Tze for the tip! xo, grace