Art & Activisim @ The Living Gallery

I recently helped my partner organize a night of art and activism at the Living Gallery in Brooklyn. As a painter, my partner has always been interested in visual expression and with recent understanding about cat calling and street harrassment amongst our close friends, he wanted to highlight this issue through art making and community. We designed flyers for print and social, wrote a manifest, sourced materials and designed the gallery space to fit our needs. We offered wine and paint supplies to our guests and made art for several hours. Each person pinned their work to a blank wall and we chatted about our experiences. At the end of the night, we took it all down and burned it! The goal was to express ourselves, share and remain present. The production was a lot of fun and the outcome even more so. Here are some photos I took of the event - enjoy!

Zoe Ghertner

Working at Laird+Partners has given me a chance to delve into the world's of fashion photographers, installation artists, and the realms of luxury goods in a way I never would have as a freelancer. I've come across some incredible artists and recently discovered Zoe Ghertner - a fashion photographer based out of California. Learn more about Zoe in this interview by Elizabeth Pollard of Corinne.

These are some of my favorites from my research. Enjoy!

- sarah

Rodin: More than just "the kiss"

I recently visited the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia and discovered a new love for sculpture. I found beauty in Rodin's ability to translate the grace and rawness of humanity into a solid form. He often modeled with a milky softness but sometimes used a rough touch, conveying extreme emotions and capturing intimate moments. These were some of my favorites from the collection, enjoy.

- sarah

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JAN 2015 Inspirations

I've been working a lot lately at Laird + Partners and haven't had much time to update on what's been going on, but I can say that I've been very inspired and am really excited about how 2015 is starting off.

I took a quick trip to Philadelphia with John Haro to visit the new Barnes Foundation and was overwhelmed by the incredible work of master artists like Cezanne, Picasso, Degas, and Courbet - the vastness of the Barnes collection and its new home is not to be missed. Since the trip, I've been on a fine art/painterly kick so these are just a few of the inspirations I've found this month - enjoy and happy new year!

- sarah