Monday, January 26, 2015
It's funny how something can be exhibited again and again, and suddenly it takes off and flies away. I showed 5 large wine foil pieces at Maple Valley in Plainfield, Vermont during December, and they have all sold, except for the Queen Bee, who is really amusing, I think, so I suspect she'll find a home too.
The piece called Twins, showing two celebrating stilt-walkers, was the last to go. Here it is in its new home, in good company with two paintings by Maggie Neale and a large piece by Viiu Niiler.
I'm soon heading out for a week in New Orleans, where we'll participate in one of the early Mardi Gras parades. I'm making a chicken costume. Stay tuned...
Posted by janetvanfleet at 7:02 AM
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Amore show is up at SPA, with an opening reception this Saturday, January 24, from 3:30-5:30 PM. The show runs through February 21, and it's a really good one, so see it if you can, and I'd love to see you at the reception!
You can see my button couple above.
Posted by janetvanfleet at 4:38 PM
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
“The Art of Place” runs from January 17 - March 8 at the at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph. The opening reception on January 17 was packed.
The exhibit was co-curated by Joshua Turk and Nina Gaby and they did a fabulous job of selecting and arranging the work in the exhibit. Plus, the refreshments were excellent!
My work in the exhibit was my Black and White cabinet
and TWO, in the farther room of the gallery, next to Lars Hasselblad-Torres' installation. Here are two people framing it...
Gallery hours are quite limited -- Fridays 3-6 pm and Saturdays and Sundays 12-3 pm -- but it's an exhibit that's really worth the trip if you can hit one of those times before March 8.
Posted by janetvanfleet at 8:24 AM
Saturday, December 27, 2014
This piece is engaged with many of the themes and materials that have preoccupied me for the last several years. Thematically, the notion of pairs, dyads, and couples is very resonant for me -- I am struck by the richness of two beings entangled and acting in consort.
The materials are ones that I've been using in different ways for a long time now -- wine foils, historic photographs, and buttons. These cultural artifacts are, ironically, much longer-lived than mere flesh, which has a brief efflorescence and is then gone. But the objects that living beings have touched, owned, or created lives much longer and, perhaps, continues to bear some of the energy or essence of those beings.
This couple will be exhibited in Studio Place Arts' main gallery exhibit, Amore, January 20 – February 21, 2015, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 24 from 3:30-5:30 PM.
Posted by janetvanfleet at 4:44 PM
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
I ordered 15 new frames, and have LOTS of new raw material/photographs, thanks to Jenny Warshow who gifted me with over 20, and 21 that I bought from the Country Bookshop in Plainfield during their half-price sale!
The portraits are now connecting with other prior work, as I'm using wine foils and buttons, along with other found objects. It's funny how things keep coming around. I have also made two (a couple) that are associated with button garments, slated to be part of the Amore exhibit at SPA, opening Saturday, January 24, 3:30-5:30 PM. I have not yet photographed those pieces, but stay tuned.
Here are four of the new pieces:
Posted by janetvanfleet at 5:51 PM
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Here's Gumballs in its new home, outside the entrance to the executive conference room in the offices of GNI Latinoamérica. Through the window at the right, you get a spectacular view of the city of Bogotá, climbing the Andes ridge up to the peak of Monserrate.
Posted by janetvanfleet at 7:10 PM