All posts tagged: Rashayla Marie Brown

Institutional Garbage: Archiving the Emotions of Art Institutions

Scrolling, swiping, and clicking are the only tactile skills required to engage with Institutional Garbage, a web-based exhibition produced by Sector 2337 and the Hyde Park Art Center. These actions, performed by a mouse, keyboard, or the tap of a finger, make a ritual out of interacting with exhibitions presented in the digital sphere. Co-curated by Caroline Picard and Lara Schoorl, Institutional Garbage conceptually tears down the institutional walls of the art world, from elite academic spaces to donor-run museums, to showcase “the administrative residue of imaginary public institutions.” [1] As the title insinuates, the show makes a point to draw attention to the seemingly imperfect “trash” of 41 artists, writers, and curators. Lara Schoorl, a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and current publicity manager at Sector 2337, states that the exhibition aims to “elevate the connotation of trash,” attempting to understand it as a crucial component of the creative journey through the art world. Schoorl described in detail how this innovative rendition of a virtual exhibition initially “started …

The Way You Move: A Prom Night Interview with Cecil McDonald, Jr.

We at Sixty are believers in the idea that some things can’t be taught. Some things are just in your blood. That sentiment comes to mind when thinking about the work, style and charisma of photographer Cecil McDonald, Jr. Like his fashion sense, Cecil’s photographs serve as evidence of an attention to detail and an appreciation for the overlooked that forces us to see and imagine our surroundings in a refreshing way. It is this eye and also his love for movement and music that put him on our list of Chaperones for Prom Night. Pay attention as he shares his relationship to fashion, inspirations and what will catch his eye for Prom Court. Sixty Inches From Center: How would you describe your personal style? Cecil McDonald, Jr.: Understated, classic, and unexpected. I like for looks to emerge where my ideas are not obvious or showy but once you notice hopefully you are captivated and I have created a memory for the viewer. This is starting to sound like my artist statement…yes, they are one in the same. …