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.












Collaborative project with Art For All Residents

The four young Indian recipients of a scholarship residency to Sanskriti joined forces with myself, Anne Krinsky, and Hartash Dale for an impromptu collaborative drawing project. We each made 3 rubbings on paper of interesting textures on the Sanskriti Kendra property. Then, in five minute intervals, we took turns adding painted elements to each rubbing.




We continued to pass around each piece among the seven of us. Some of the results were pretty interesting, and the project certainly helped to break the ice and conquer the language barrier.

Some of my favorites -





 And they looked great as an impromptu installation on the grounds.