Sunday, January 26, 2014

This Week

I will be giving an informal talk about my plein air paintings at Art Saint Louis Saturday, Feb. 1 in conjunction with the Pictorialist show.  Please feel free to drop by and check it out.  I will have a few paintings to show, along with a picture book of paintings from the first five years.

Art Saint Louis
1223 Pine St.
St. Louis, MO
Jan. - Feb. 2014
Artist's Talk: Sat., Feb. 1, 11 AM with photographer Connie LaFlam

 The closing reception for my Little Black Dress show at the Northern Arts Council will also be this Saturday, Feb. 1.

Little Black Dress
solo exhibit sponsored by the Northern Arts Council
427 Gallery, Pearce Neikirk & Partners, Realtors, LLC
427 S. Florissant, Ferguson, MO
Jan. 2014
Closing reception: Sat., Feb. 1, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Friday, January 17, 2014

Third Thursday Critique Group

My 2ndStory Space Third Thursday open critique group met for the first time last night, and I had a lovely meeting with Carolyn Hasenfratz & Christine Ilewski.  Thank you both for attending.

And thank you Carolyn for the wonderful writeup.  I love events like this too, because they inspire me, push me to think about my art in new ways, offer opportunities to see others' amazing works, and nurture my soul.  It's always good to connect with fellow artists and creatives!

Here's a link to Carolyn's blog post about the premiere Third Thursday event at 2ndStory Space.  Please check it out.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

This Week

Some of my plein air painting work is on display in the Art Saint Louis' Pictorialist show opening this Saturday.

Art Saint Louis
1223 Pine St.
St. Louis, MO
Jan. - Feb. 2014
Reception: Sat., Jan. 18, 6 - 8 PM

I will also be doing an informal artist's talk about my work on Sat., Feb. 1 at 11 AM along with photographer Connie LaFlam.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Art of the Week: Bloodletting Dress

I am about to embark on my largest scale installation to date, upcoming in late February at Blue Jacket Books in Xenia, Ohio.  The installation, called Bloodletting, will further my explorations into menstruation and female reproductive health.  The creation of the work will be a sort of performance unto itself, and I modified another found dress (actually purchased on a previous trip to Ohio) with faux flowers for the experience.  I have included some preview photos here as Art of the Week and as a preview of this next Dressing for the Occasion ensemble.

More information about Bloodletting will be forthcoming after the fact.  It is a truly rare opportunity to be able to create such a large-scale work themed around such a taboo topic as menstruation, and I am most grateful to Lawrence Hammar for inviting me to do so.  Aspects of the installation will be included throughout the space to further viewer interaction, with the entire experience presented in such a way that it must be seen in person in order to be fully absorbed.

My goal is to create a "destination installation" of sorts, a large-scale artwork of considerable scope in an unexpected setting that draws people to bear witness and prompts discussion - we shall see how it goes...  That's a very lofty goal and just having such a work remain on view for any length of time is a big first step.  So here's hoping...

Monday, January 6, 2014

Snow Day

Stay warm.  The studio is definitely closed today.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Snow Day: Monday Movie Mania cancelled

The studio will be closed tomorrow and Monday Movie Mania is cancelled.  We'll resume regular programming next Monday, Jan. 13 with Monday Movie Mania showing The Quiltmakers of Gee's Bend.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Monday Movie Mania!

My first Monday Movie Mania event is coming to 2ndStory Space!
The first movie will be Andy Goldsworthy: Rivers & Tides

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
From 12 - 3
Please feel free to bring your own Brown Bag Lunch, watch the film over lunch, and stay for a brief discussion afterwards.

Limited seating; RSVP required.
314/ 954-9247

This is the movie that we watched at my friend's solstice gathering before making the ephemeral art I just posted, so please feel free to come and check out the inspiration for yourself!