Stephen Wilkes’s enthusiasm is infectious. The New York-born photographer describes his diverse field experiences with equal zeal, whether capturing an undulating cloud of sandhill cranes in Nebraska, which he calls “one of the most extraordinary things I’ve ever witnessed,” or documenting Scotland’s Bass Rock while surrounded by bird guano.
Ever wonder what it would take to be James Bond, Jason Bourne or another notorious spy? SPYSCAPE, a recently opened experiential museum in New York, provides the answer by giving attendees the opportunity to enter the world of special agents, covert operations and secret missions.
A native Californian and adopted New Yorker, Hugo McCloud is a self-taught, multimedia artist inspired by urban landscapes and decay. McCloud, who has been featured in solo exhibitions in New York, Italy, and London, works largely in metals, and applies a “physical and instinctual” approach to his work.
“My staff told me not to say ‘this is a very moving show’,” Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, jokes at the opening of the museum’s latest exhibit Calder:
We spoke with painter, sculptor, and filmmaker José Parlá about the premiere of his latest work, a foray into experimental documentary film.