Saturday, June 27, 2009
And I discovered Edward Winkleman's blog which has tons of links to many other art-related blogs that took me away from my studio for about 2 hours!!
Friday, June 19, 2009
And I once was at a dinner party with Ravi Shankar.
These are closeups of the new sculptures... it is kind of hard to see the dimensional quality and also the paint quality on the larger images.
I have been sanding the acrylic to give the surface a nice matte finish and also to allow the base colors to come through.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
While blog-surfing, I discovered a couple of must-reads: Joanne Mattera's blog is witty, literate, and super-interesting, and she features shows she has seen in New York that she likes.
I went to art school at Carnegie Mellon in the 1970s. Who knew that the girl next to me painting those big expressionist hearts was Deborah Kass, now pretty famous NY artist? You have to read this article she wrote about feminism and art in the '70s, in her article in the Brooklyn Rail. As far as I know, she is one of the very few of us who moved to NY and made a real name for herself.
In the article, she discusses the male dominated art school faculties and the whole "painting is dead" mentality of the time. But she also says that the 70s were a time when women artists were actually perceived as a on a par with their male counterparts, having lots of visibility and forging new territory.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Ok, you saw the same pieces yesterday in plain ol' gray and black. Well, I took the leap and decided to add color! I am very happy ... they are not yet complete, but they are on their way. I am having such fun deciding about colors, and using different colors to paint the edges.
Friday, June 12, 2009
This is where I am so far with the series of sculptures, first seen a couple of posts ago. I am trying to decide if I like the color simple like this or whether I should add/change color.
I think that they will be fun to play with on a wall, the way they can be arranged to relate to each other.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Me, standing next to my piece, Swing 2, at the opening for the Danforth Museum annual members' show.
There is some very good work in the exhibit, a wide variety, something for everyone. Some friends whose work is exhibited include Jeanne Williamson, Anne Sargent Walker, Mary Spencer, Virginia Fitzgerald, Stephen Haley, Dan Feldman, Mary Tinker Hatch, to name a few.
I also connected with Barbara Grad, a fabulous artist who was my advisor in my MFA program at Mass Art back in the 1980s.
A good time was had by all.
This is one of the sculptures from my previous post - am playing with color, and the two appendages on the bottom are not painted yet at all. These shapes all appear in the doodles, so they relate very much to my paintings.
Very exciting - new medium! Sculpture! Partical board sculptures glued and nailed together that hang on the wall. They are created from pieces that were designed to be seen by themselves (shown earlier in this blog), but I was inspired suddenly to try grouping them. I am very excited. I like the way they look together, and as individuals. I don't think they'll stay black, however.