Earlier this week I had the pleasure to see the Mike Kelly exhibit at MoMA PS1. For those that have no idea what, where or who that is let me briefly inform you: Mike Kelly was a multifaceted artist who worked in a variety of mediums focusing on the themes of American class relations, sexuality, repressed memory, systems of religion and transcendence, and post-punk politics. Until February 2nd there is the largest showing of all of his work at PS1 ranging from pieces dating back to the 1970s through 2012. Ok, now that we're all caught up let's move onto the art....I'm not particularly the biggest Mike Kelly fan but wanted to see the work and was extremely impressed with the curation of the show. There were 3 floors with work ranging from full room installations to videos to drawings and mixed media. My particularly favorite pieces hands down included the full room installation of gigantic hanging balls of stuffed animals sewn together and Mike Kelley's many interpretations of Krypton (Superman's home planet that was shrunken and put into a glass bottle). If you're in town before February I highly suggest you check it out, if you have a student id tickets are only $5.
People always say that New York will change you but I've always felt that New York would be the one place that I didn't have to change a thing about me. I could wear my bright yellow pants with a pink fox fur hanging off the side and it would be totally acceptable. Not even that but no on would even flinch or make strange faces as I walk past them with my head held high. Well I have officially lived in New York for a week now and I was completely right although I have not worn my bright yellow pants and fox fur tail yet but that will soon change, in fact I'm going to put it on right now. I haven't gotten the chance to really get lost in the city yet but I have been browsing my neighborhood every chance I get. This is my first time ever being in Brooklyn and I absolutely love it! Everyone is around my age and if they aren't an artist then they hang out with artists which is just as good to me. I will admit on the topic of clothing that 75% of the people are all wearing black and muted colors (myself included until I get the rest of my wardrobe shipped to me) but it's really that 25% of people that make this neighborhood so interesting and exciting. It's as though every corner you turn there is a new discovery to behold, a new muse to take in, an adventure to be explored and I can't help myself from exploring more and more even when the rain is pouring down and my feet hurt so much I can no longer wiggle my toes from numb-ness. There will be much much more on my feelings of the city and it's effects on my personal style as time goes on but for now here are some snaps of other people's style. I do need to create a new FIU Style Sightings but for New York, any suggestions for names?
This is a very sad day as this is my very last installment of FIU Style Sightings since I will be graduating on Tuesday. For two years now I have been running this section of my blog and I plan to continue it as I move up to New York but have no idea what the new name will be, suggestions are welcome. However for today I want to pay tribute to all of the inspiring girls and boys that have made my camera and eyes very happy. It takes a lot of courage to be able to express yourself as openly and extravagantly as some of the students at FIU have done and I thank them all for that. Though they may not know it they have inspired many people, myself included, and what more could you ask for than that? To be able to change someone's mind set without having to say a word, that is true power that clothing has. Below is a collection of my favorite outfits, I hope you all enjoy and be on the look out in the new year for my evolution of FIU Style Sightings.