Sunday, October 31, 2010

Artis Residency opportunity

This has been very beneficial to the first artist resident of the Soho20 Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.

She has worked very effectively in the space, produced great work, and gotten exposure during gallery events.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My work for NARS open studios exhibition

I bought this old print in a funky old frame at a flea market a while ago. Maybe over a year ago. I have been looking at it on the studio wall for a long time. I started gluing some of my Little Betty Jane collograph prints onto it. This is the piece that I will have in the NARS show. The top and bottom images are details. I had a lot of fun making it.

Exhibition at NARS

November 6 - 20, 2010
Wed. - Fri. 1 pm - 5 pm, Sat. - Sun. 12 pm - 6 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 6, 6 pm - 9 pm

The NARS Foundation Studio Artists share their work in Ready Set Create, an exhibition that will over take the Gallery, Parlor Room and hallway of the NARS Foundation’s Studio II located at 88 35th street, 3rd floor in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

The diverse works that range from landscape paintings that reference the long history of western painting to experimental sculptures and video pieces, the multifarious artworks engage the viewer in a variety of manner sharing their journey towards creativity. The exhibition will showcase some of the multitudinous voices, thoughts and studio practices that fill the eighty artist studios at NARS.

Participating Artists:
Jose Arenas/ Patricia Ayres/ Emil Bakalli/ Gennadi Barbush/ Elizabeth J. Bisbing/ Roxanne Bohana/ Michael Paul Britto/ Richard Castellana/ Karin Drew/ Aleksander Garin/ Griselda M. Healy/ France Hilbert/ Mikhail Iliatov/Ellen Coleman Izzo/ Rachel Kahn/ Tai Woong Kang/ Hiromitsu Kuroo/ Roberta Lawson/ Conor McGrady/ Nyeema Morgan/ Patty Neal/ Rose Nestler/ Kevin Noble/ Temitayo Ogunbiyi/ Maia Cruz Palileo/ Thabiso Phokompe/ Mason Saltarrelli/ Steev Scott/ Adriana Vanella/ Elizabeth Velazaquez/ Joseph Zuccarini
The NARS Foundation is a Brooklyn-based not-for-profit art organization providing artists with low-cost residencies and studio spaces with an emphasis on professional development, community involvement and cultural exchange. Located just two express subway stops from Manhattan in Sunset Park, NARS Foundation studios occupy adjoining 19th century warehouses near the East River waterfront at 253 36th Street and 88 35th Street.

Friday, October 22, 2010

SOHO20 One-of-a-Kind Tote Bags!

I am participating in the Soho20 Gallery Tote Bag project. We are embellishing canvas tote bags that have the Soho20 Gallery logo on one side. Some are painted, some are drawn. I used monograms from Crochet and Knitting for Every Woman: "Gifts You Can Make Yourself" edited by Isabelle Stevenson, 1947. I found a page with directions to make a monogrammed slip. I sewed the monograms on fabrics from my old slips and some vintage ladies handkerchiefs. These I sewed on the bag.

The second bag I made by making a carbon copy of a drawing I did at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I have been making a series of drawings of female figures. I am intrigued by how little is needed to indicate "woman." This figure is more elaborate than most. I used carbon paper. Then I sealed it with fixative.

Click on the link to see the bags - mine and others. They are incredibly affordable.

Check out these Soho20 Gallery tote bags.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Today's work

I spent maybe 4 hours just working on the tile flooring of this little collage. It's about 6 x 5 inches. I was looking at the de Hooch below it. He used that floor in several of his paintings. I always say - it's a good thing I am not an architect. But, I kind of like the funky wonkiness. Don't get me started on vanishing points. I like the colors - subtle differences in shades of blue/gray. Needless to say, it is not finished.