Thursday, June 30, 2011

Liane Ricci



I Tell Myself Secrets, 2006, oil on paper, 43.25 x 34.75 , Devildog, 2009, Oil and wax on canvas, 30 x 24 x 3, Regrets, I've Had a Few, 2006, Oil on paper, paper size 46 x 44.5

lovely forms and bright color-like a summer day...see more here.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fumiko Toda




morning, 2009, acrylic, etching, collage, graphite, pens, pastels on paper on wood, 24x24, black board, 2010, acrylic, etching, collage, graphite, pens, pastels on paper on wood, 24x24, small village, 2010, acrylic, etching, collage, graphite, pens, pastels on paper on wood, 24x24

fantasies in my head...see more here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tracy Silva Barbosa



aurora aerie, 2009, mixed media, acrylic on canvas, 35x50, toile de luz, 2010, mixed media, acrylic on canvas, 40x60, blooming egress, 2010, mixed media, acrylic on canvas, 30x42

snapshots of a day....see more here.

Monday, June 27, 2011

kate mccgwire




sluice, 2009, stigma series, 2011, discharge, 2010
i gather, collate, re-use, layer, peel, burn, reveal, locate, question, duplicate, play and photograph.
totally amazing work...see more here.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

sunday church drawing


see this post for an explanation of the changes to the sunday church drawings.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sharon Dowell


Interim, Reykjavik, 2010, Acrylic and ink on canvas, 40 x 60, Lagoon, Jokulsarlon, 2010, Acrylic and ink on canvas, 10 x 12, Interim, 2008, Acrylic and ink on canvas, 48 x 60

captures the color, light, wonder of city architecture...see more here.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Barbara Robertson



Light Gray 6, 2010, Pigment print, acrylic, 19 x 25, Light Gray 7, 2010, Pigment print, acrylic, 20 x 24-3/4, Light Gray 5, 2010, Pigment print, acrylic, 18-1/2 x 23

dots, lines, complexity, black, white-a few of my favorite things....see more here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rosalyn Richards




Sequence, 2009, Etching, Edition of 10, 11.75 x 11.75, Dispersion, 2008, Etching, Edition of 10, 11.75 x 11.75, Mapping the Intensities, 2008, Etching, Edition of 10, 11.75 x 11.75

julie mehretu is one of my favorite artists and i respond to these pieces for the same reason i respond to hers-dynamic line...see more here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Jean Gumpper



Surface Tension, 2010, Reduction woodcut, Edition of 35, 15 x 21, Back Light, 2008, Reduction woodcut, Edition of 15, 20 x 30, Dancing, 2009, Reduction woodcut, Edition of 15, 20 x 30

these are woodblock prints!! amazing....see more here.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Kevin Fletcher



Shipbuilding (Pattern-Cutting) Bayside, 2007, Monotype, 11 x 17, Poorly Maintained Scrap Conveyance Device, 2004, Monotype, 11 x 14, The Traveling Tinker Investigates an Evening’s Resting Place (for D.E.), 2009, Monotype, 10.5 x 12.5

reminds me of a series of photographs i took of a burned building in the city (see this post), these pieces capture the decay and renewal of the urban environment...see more here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

sunday church drawing



see this post for an explanation of the changes to the sunday church drawings.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sean Caulfield



Broken Spirit, 2005, Etching, mezzotint, chine colle, Edition of 10, 18 x 24, Protecting Flames, 2008, Mezzotint, intaglio, chine colle, AP, 18 x 18, Approaching Cloud, 2004, Etching, mezzotint, chine colle, Edition of 9, 31 x 22

stories, dreams, nightmares...see more here.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

jil weinstock



Polygonal Nightie 12, 2003, Rubber, fabric, 16 inch hexagon, Black Cherry, 2003, Rubber, multicolored zippers, 24 x 192 x 1.5, Polygonal Nightie 1, 2003, Rubber, fabric, 16 inch hexagon

i first saw this artist's work at the surface design association conference in 2007 and like any work that involves surface, these pieces must be seen in person...there is tremendous physical depth and they are truly haunting...see more here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

teresa redden



Cylinder #5 , 2010, paper, 1.625x1.62x2.125, Cylinder #5 (detail), Sphere #2, 2010, paper, 2 inch diameter
I offer these objects as quiet, intimate moments with pattern. Individual rings of white, 24 pound acid free paper are woven together in planned sequences and affixed into stationary forms. These delicate sculptures are all of a scale that would fit in the palm of one’s hand and would blow away with a breath. Vulnerable and ephemeral, each piece stands still and generates a quiet rhythm created by the predictable order of its repeat pattern. Whispering about form and structure, they beckon one to slow down and pause.
see more here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

kim van someren



untitled, etching, 6x6, bank 1 strollers, 2007, xerox lithograph on magnani blue paper, 30x22, untitled, etching, 6x6

black, white, bold...see more here.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

sunday church drawing


see this post for an explanation of the changes to the sunday church drawings.

Friday, June 10, 2011

kate hunt



Inaugural Flag, Newspaper, Boat Building Epoxy, Gloria's Piece (detail), 2010, Newspaper, Twine. Steel, 27x53x7, understanding who we are, 2003, newspaper, covered in wax and charred, all-thread, 38 x 22 x6

newspaper can be very cool....see more here.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

suzy scarborough





sorry, no info-from what i could observe, the work looks like lots of collaged layers embedded in resin.

i saw this work in person at gallery one in nashville and this artist is an expert layerer...see more here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

markmaking in ct


there are a couple of spaces open in my explorations in markmaking workshop june 20-24 at the center for contemporary printmaking in lovely norwalk, ct.

those of you who attended the branding demo last weekend at the encaustic conference got a little taste of what this workshop has to offer-fun stuff! we'll also cover rust printing, composting, stitch as a mark, working with soy wax as a resist, transfer crayons, instant indigo and so much more!

as you know from reading this blog, there are endless applications for mark-making no matter what kind of art you make!!

to see the work made in the workshop when i taught it there last year go to here.