Appetite - four day exhibition in Melrose, MA featuring my work and my friends Patti Brady and Catherine Bertulli.
Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., Curator - Fitchburg Art Museum, had this to say about Appetite
Appetite begins with instinct and results in vibrant, playful
excess. Catherine Bertulli hosts the artist-organized pop-up exhibit in
her large studio in Melrose, MA. Each artist toys with the seduction of
the surface such as the draw of bright colors. Bertulli’s monumental
towers are impressive illusions, shimmering columns of gold, turquoise
and other brilliant tints. They are eye-catching objects. Yet the
aniline dyes are fugitive–presenting only impermanent effects–and they
are hollow, only a shell of architecture. Adria Arch’s palette too
confesses her interest in forcing the unexpected through
experimentation–freezing a mark in time and then responding to it, and
intuitively combining fields of color with shapes and patterns. Her
paintings are pleasurable in their leg…
I participated in The Other Art Fair this weekend. What an exhilirating, exhausting experience. I owe so much to my friends and family who helped me out - 4 days of interaction with the public, meeting other artists, and exploring Greenpoint in Brooklyn.
My main reason for doing this fair which is dedicated to individual artists, rather than galleries, was to expand my audience and get my work seen out of Boston. I hoped to connect with arts professionals who might be attending the fair and to get a sense of what these fairs are like. I was very relaxed about selling my work because I chose to bring part of my new paper installation work which I know is not easy to sell. I also did not bring small framed works. It was more important to me to show my latest pieces and to make a strong visual statement. The Other Art Fair staff were absolutely terrific, and I thought that the cost of the booth space was fair. It was all about exposure for me.