Thursday, July 17, 2014

Exposed.

Exposed. is up and open for viewing in Stowe VT, thanks to the amazing staff at Helen Day Art Center. This blog post features a description of my piece, Meander, a collaboration with poet Lizzy Fox.


Friday, June 27, 2014

Meander-ing in Stowe, VT for Exposed 2014

My second collaboration with a poet, entitled Meander,  is now installed in Stowe Vermont as part of this year's Exposed exhibit sponsored by the Helen Day Art Center. Poet Lizzy Fox has allowed me to use her poem, Shedding.

One of the challenges of installing art outside is the weather. Of course, it was raining during the whole time but at least I did not have to experience a thunderstorm, just continuous drizzle. The other factor here is that I had to install along the bike path in the meadow. To be able to see the piece, the weeds around the lawn signs had to be weed whacked. So I can now add to my art skills that of "weed whacker".

This is from my artist statement about Meander:
Plastic lawn signs are ubiquitous. We associate them with unsightly commercialism. They hawk political campaigners, singles groups, pest control companies and realty for sale. Using the format of the familiar lawn sign, this installation subverts  its use as an unwelcome intervention and instead provides a contemplative and interactive poetic experience for the viewer.

The rhythmically-placed placards, situated approximately 4 feet apart,  follow the natural twists and turns of a walking path and make evident the contours of a landscape. The colorful rectangular placards function as visual contrast to the organic shapes of foliage and rocks, and poetry by LizzyFox  provides a further way to interact with the installation and the landscape.




Walking in one direction, you can read Lizzy Fox's poem, Shedding.

Walking in the opposite direction, you see a procession of colors.



Friday, May 30, 2014

Upcoming exhibits

This summer, you can see my work in two exciting exhibitions.

Danfoth Art's Community of Artists exhibit will feature my piece, Sprung.


Room83, a wonderful new space that has recently opened in Watertown at 83 Spring Street, will be showing another piece from the series "Passing Strange" in the Work for Food fundraiser and sale. 50% of the sale price will go to the Watertown Food Pantry, and 50% will go to the artist.

I will again be part of the annual Exposed exhibition in Stowe VT sponsored by the Helen Day Art Center. My piece, Meander, a collaboration with poet Lizzy Fox, will be on view outside for three months on the bike path in Stowe. It will be similar to, but not exactly like, Approach.

My piece, Approach, at Art Rocks Menotomy this spring
Approach will also be part of  Figment Boston on the Rose Kennedy Greenway this July!
 
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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Once in a Blue Moon - OPEN STUDIOS Sat. May 31 and Sunday June 1

I am opening my studio doors on Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, from 12 to 5 pm. You are welcome to stop by, browse, ask questions, and purchase some art for your home or office.

Artwork is priced to sell, with prices from $25 to $500.

If you can't make it on that weekend, contact me to set up an appointment. I am very happy to do that, so don't be shy.

Sprung, acrylic on paper and Mylar, 15" x 11",  from the Passing Strange series, 2014 




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Approach at Art Rocks Menotomy

My big project this spring has been curating Art Rocks Menotomy, an exhibit of temporary sculpture and installation at Menotomy Rocks Park in my hometown of Arlington, MA. I am enamored of public art. I love coming upon art in unexpected places, and have wanted to place sculptures at this little jewel of a local park for many years.

My piece, Approach, is a collaboration with Arlington-based poet Jessie Brown, and it is take on the lowly yard sign, a ubiquitous marketing tool that pops up like dandelions in the cityscape. I always thought that they should be put to a better use - after all, they withstand the elements, and they are flat like a painting surface.

I've started another blog that documents this project and the ones that will follow in its footsteps, namely Meander, coming to Exposed in Stowe VT this summer.





Friday, March 28, 2014

Passing Strange Series

While on a residency in Delhi, India, this past January, I began a series based on paint spills poured onto Mylar (thin acetate with a frosted side). See my website for more images.

acrylic on Mylar, 15" x 11"

acrylic on Mylar, 15" x 11"

acrylic on Mylar, 15" x 11"

acrylic on Mylar, 15" x 11"

acrylic on Mylar, 15" x 11"

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Linear Notions at the Nave Gallery

I am pleased to announce that the Nave Gallery, a wonderful alternative space in a church in Somerville, MA, run by the amazingly creative curator Susan Berstler, is featuring my work along with Francis Domec in a show called Linear Notions.

Our work shares an interest in line and bold color. It is an interesting pairing, and I am happy to show three of my 48" x 48" works on canvas and three of my hanging sculptures in this space. Also on view are four works on paper, the Sunday Series.

Join me for the opening reception on Sunday, February 9 from 3 to 5 pm. The gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm, and it will be on view through February 23.

Sunday 1, acrylic on paper and Mylar, 22" x 22" framed, 2013

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Final India post - the Delhi Market

If you've been reading this blog for the past few weeks, you'll know that I was in India doing an art residency at Sanskriti Foundation with my friends Anne Krinsky and Hartash Dale, and I met some wonderful international artists including Anandita Dutta  of the US, originally of India,  and Vicki McConville of Australia, on her third Sanskriti residency!

Images of some of the art I produced are here (scroll down the page.)

The Taj Mahal is one of the great wonders, but honestly, I loved the markets more.
Colorful and healthy looking produce.


Lots of bright, shiny, pretty geegaws.


And glittery sumptuous fabrics!


Sanskriti Museum Eye Candy

Sanskriti , where I have just returned from an art residency, features three small museums on its grounds... small but fascinating collections of folk art. Here's what caught my eye.








Threads of Change - an exhibition at the Indira Ghandi

Threads of Change at the Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts featured some exquisite fiber art and textiles by the peoples of northern India. Part of the experience of doing a residency at Sanskriti Foundation in Delhi is having access to extraordinary exhibitions like this one where weavers set up shop during the day.