Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This Friday offers numerous wonderful exhibits. VSW presents artist and poet Jen Bervin to speak at the Black Mountain North Symposium at 2:30-4:00 PM at the Memorial Art Gallery. The Black Mountain North Symposium is a three-day conference and festival of the arts in Rochester, NY. It celebrates upstate New York’s experimental arts, whose lineage is partly traceable to the migration of artists and scholars from a radically innovative school situated in the hills of North Carolina from 1933 to 1957. Jen Bervin's work is so lovely, I assume she will be speaking about her new book The Desert. This book is made by her (hand) machine sewing over the text to reveal a found poem. (She made an edition of 40!)
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I have never felt this way about my own work, but, yes, I am head over heals in love with the collages I have been making for the Record Archive exhibit.
I am only just completing the last of them and the show opens this Friday. I will deliver the work on Tuesday and hope to keep making a few pieces to bring in later in the week. The picture of the studio shows the work I am still attempting to accomplish in the two or three days I have left...
Hearts and Crafts at Java's is tomorrow and I work on Monday but I should be able to get into the studio and get moving. I have 15 painted canvases with collage as well as a number of pieces on paper and blocks (I posted images of those blocks earlier)... For those of you cannot be in Rochester to see this work, well, I feel badly for you. It really is a stupendous group of pieces and I am obviously very proud of myself although I truly feel that the work just needs me around to glue and cut...
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Here is a preview for of some work I have created that will be exhibited at Record Archive. I will also have some new prints of new work for Artist Row on Sunday. Come and see me and many other amazing artists at the Pubic Market! These are 5 x 5 inches. I have been playing around with ideas of gender and empowerment. I wish I had more time before the exhibit opens because I really like the direction the work is taking.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Aster came and did a photo shoot at Rockwood Place ( where I share a studio with Sarah). She uses a tripod and the timer. I could hear her on the roof above me as I worked on collage. She created these amazing pictures. (If you like these - there are more on her facebook).
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Last week we adopted a 6 month old cat that needed a home. He is a sweet thing, but April and Nemo, our other dog and cat are pretty upset with him. Gizmo, Gizmoto, Gizzle, Gizzard or just plain Giz is a strong stubborn cat. He definitely stands his ground with the dog. April is used to getting beat up by our other cat, but usually Nemo runs away after a few good wacks. The new little guy just waits there until April backs away. He has Nemo so frightened that we hardly ever see him. I know it will take some time, but sooner or later they will all get along.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I am disappointed in myself that I have not posted in so long. I have been very, very busy. I have taken a new, second, part time job and last week I was teaching collage and mosaic all week at an art day camp and I have a show that will open October 1st and am trying desperately to complete a lot of collage work...
But today is my amazing son's birthday - so, it is essential that I share this wonderful day with the world. Gage is 16, stupendous sixteen, I can't believe it myself, but the calendar states it is true. HE is the most wonderful, analytic, interesting person I know. I love him a ton. This picture above is Gage and the one below is Allen and Gage. Both were taken at Storm King Art park. We all went on a mini vacation to Dia Beacon and Storm King two weeks ago - I will post more images from the trip soon.