Wednesday, January 28, 2009
crit group: kellianne mccarthy
i started a critique group about a year and a half ago. after being out of school for what had been five years, i was feeling rather isolated in the studio, feeling as though i was floundering in my work and i was in desperate need of good critical feedback. i began by asking three or four friends if they would be interested in a crit group and before i new it, i had nine members! some of the original members have dropped out, but others have joined and the number of members is still nine.
there was a great article called the creative critque in the apr/may, 2005 issue of fiberarts magazine and you can read it all online! the article consists of three segments: Starting and Maintaining a Critique Group, by Susan Brandeis, the artist's contract, by steve aimone, Stimulating Discussion in a Critique, by helen davis. i definitely recommend reading all three segments of the article if you're considering starting your own critique group or even if you teach.
my group meets once a month and we critique one person's work. this month we talked about kellianne mccarthy's work, which was also mentioned in a previous post. i love kellianne's playful sense of color, pattern and form. above are some pics of her studio and the work we talked about at her critique.