Saturday, May 4, 2019

Review in SEVEN DAYS

Pamela Polston wrote a very perceptive and much-appreciated review of Vanishment for SEVEN DAYS this week. You can read it here.

Also, I'm putting it out there that I'm giving an Artist Talk at Studio Place Arts next Saturday, May 11, from 1:30-2:30. I'm planning to explore the question of what factors (both internal -- to the artist, and external -- in influences, social changes, and available resources) influence my ideas, materials, and completed work. There will be lots of time for questions and comments from the audience, and I'd love to see you there.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Photos and Reviews for Vanishment

Mary Gow's review of Vanishment was in the Arts Section this weekend, and so was Yvonne Daley's review of 70+: Gero-Transcendence.

Terry Allen took some great photos at the reception on April 4, some of which are below. Thank you, Terry!

Here's the only photo that's been taken so far of the final piece, 8 The End, 36 x 54", in which all hell has broken loose...

and a photo of a part of the crowd just before I spoke:

And, another look at me and my grandson (always a fave with me!), plus two good friends in the background:

And if receptions appeal to you, there are two more coming up for Vanishment: Friday, May 3 (during Art Walk) and Thursday, June 6 (during Art Fest). I bought more wine, so I'm ready...

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Reception for Vanishment

Last night was the April 4 reception for Vanishment at the Supreme Court. It was great, with lots of people (Jason, the guard at the court building, clocked it with his clicker at 132, I think). People were looking, talking, and drinking wine -- all the things that are supposed to happen! A reception is no time to have a conversation in any depth, but it was wonderful to at least greet so many friends and supporters. Thank you all!

Mary Admasian took some photos (and so did Jack Rowell, below Mary's). Terry Allen was busy with her camera too, so I'm sure we'll see some of hers soon too!

 Here's David Schutz, State Curator Extraordinaire.

 And this gives a sense of the l-e-n-g-t-h of Digesting the Planet.

Jack Rowell took the next two photos:

Phil Godenschwager looking at the part of the endless wall...

I'm about to go up and give a very impromptu talk, hugging my grandson, with Mary Admasian and Peter Lind behind me (who did SO much to help this exhibit).

The show is up through June 28, open during state business hours. You've got plenty of time to see it.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Installation Day at the Supreme Court

With the invaluable help of David Schutz, Jack Zeilenga, Allyson Evans, and Nel Emlen, Vanishment appeared in all its glory! Sue Higby and Tuyen Nguyen helped me take three of the Digesting the Planet units out of SPA and load it into the state truck this morning. Thank you all.

Digesting the Planet looks great slithering down the back wall, and the piece in the middle spans the gap and holds it all together.

Rivers of Blood is on the opposite wall in the backspace.

The opening reception is this Thursday, April 4 from 4-7 PM.

Monday, March 25, 2019

70+: Gero-Transcendence at Gallery 77 in Rutland

I've spent the last two days installing two installations at Gallery 77 in Rutland (77 Grove Street). This huge exhibit, with about 50 artists, will open on Saturday, April 6 from 2-4 PM, and will run until May 17. I'm very pleased with both installations!

Counting has four shelves (and the walls above), each containing a series of objects 1-10, so that each shelf holds 55 objects.

Here's the signage on the wall:

 The second installation is called Wheeled Chairs. It's installed in a very cool wedge-shaped room with a black wall on one side, and a pre-existing drawing of bones on The other. There's a glass  wall/ window that lets people see into the space. The four small chairs (which I showed previously at The Front in Montpelier), each suspended individually from the ceiling, all have bones incorporated in the piece in some way.  I decided to add four black chairs of various kinds, solidly on the floor, to contrast with the "flying" wheeled chairs.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

‘De tripas corazón' in Panama

I've just heard from Tina Escaja, post-production, about her play, De tripas corazón, which was part of the Festival de Teatro Panameño, in Panama City. The play was an immersive theater piece in which writers, visual artists, and actors (and in some ways, the audience!) contributed to the production. I sent down some pieces of "intestines" that appear in Digesting the Planet (below), and it sounds like it was a really fascinating production, as reviewed here.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Vanishment at the Supreme Court

In a few weeks I'll be putting up a large exhibit at the Vermont Supreme Court gallery space. Here's a taste, and some information about the 3 events that will happen over the course of the three months it will be on exhibit (April-July, 2019).

I'm presenting a large 32-foot installation called Digesting the Planet, a series of eight mixed media pieces with wine foils collaged over 20-year-old oil paintings that chronicle a deteriorating relationship between humans and the natural world (represented by animals), and a 3-part piece called Rivers of Blood