Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Everybody Hail to the Pumpkin King
Tim Burton's current exhibit at the MoMA (which will be up until April 26, 2010 so don't kill anyone trying to get there) was pretty much everything I expected and then some. I managed to push and shove my way through the massive crowds that surrounded the show this past Wednesday and as usual, was very impressed by all of his work. Burton's creations take up 3 floors and on display are his sketches, sculptures, character developments, early film projects, and what impressed me the most, his photography. Large looming polaroids of different creepy and obscure creatures filled most of the first level of the exhibit, and that alone was well worth the trip. So, if you can tolerate the gaggle of goth kids that cram into the gallery space, I'd definitely recommend checking it out.
... On a side note the New Photography 2009 show immediately follows the Tim Burton exhibit after you exit the display on level 3. This is also worth taking a look at, particularly for the Daniel Gordon photographs. Gordon prints out different body parts, assembles them into sculptures and then photographs using a large format camera. Pretty sick stuff.