Exhibition: Susan Silas's "Sex Over 50" at STUDIO10 in Brooklyn
Running through April 6 at Studio10 in Brooklyn, photographer Susan Silas’s series "Love in the ruins: Sex over 50" is in fact not only about sex, but also the subtle changes of age and approaching mortality. Silas herself describes the work as "a personal diary of sex and sensuality; about the resilience and the decay of the aging body." Begun in 2003, the project, she notes, is ongoing, and images will be added to it over time. Previously, Silas has focused her camera on the processes of decay and transformation in a project photographing found birds. For the new work, she turns the camera on the self, peering closely at the idea of intimacy, notes ArtDaily.
Follow-Up: How Sarah Jones Was Killed Shooting "Midnight Rider"
The death of Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant killed while working on a scene for the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider, spread grief throughout Hollywood and prompted calls for greater safety oversight of film sets. Details of exactly how she was killed—hit by a train during filming a dream sequence outside Doctortown, Georgia—have only begun to fully emerge, and with them an idea of where responsibility for the accident lay. Now the Hollywood Reporter tells the story, after interviewing Jones’s parents and hearing the eye-witness account of a hair stylist who herself barely escaped death. “ I saw my life, my kids, my family, all of it before me," she says.
The Q&A: Matt Dorfman
Originally from Pennsylvania, what are some of your favorite things about living and working in New York? I was born in Philadelphia and grew up in a suburb 30 minutes west of the city. I moved to New York because I had a suspicion that that's where my job would eventually be (which it now is). If I was working anywhere else, I'd worry that I wasn't really truly earning my scars but being in NYC, I am fully aware of when I'm taking a punch. How and when did you first become interested in art a...
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