Thursday, June 14, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
For the last year or two I've been trying to move things out of my studio (and out of the basement at SPA, where so many floods have caused Sue Higby, SPA's executive director, to say no more things can be stored in the basement).
One of the things that has had to find a new home is my Red Dress sculpture. Last summer we set it up permanently outside at my home (installed in a concrete base), and yesterday evening I caught it with the setting sun casting the strong shadows of the falling figures that I've always loved.
Posted by janetvanfleet at 6:31 PM
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Emiko Sawaragi Gilbert and I are collaborating on a site-specific installation entitled Blowing in the Wind at the Stoplight Gallery in Winooski, as part of an exhibit called Mutual Gaze/Call and Response, curated by Riki Moss. The exhibit will run from June 22 - August 4, 2012, with an artists talk and reception on Wednesday, July 11th 5 - 7 pm. Here it is (photographed by Jeffrey Gilbert):
The image on the left is the damaged Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant, with Vermont Yankee on the right. I will be filling my sculpture (seen at right, with a wooden base) with green leaves for the opening reception on June 22. The leaves will slowly desiccate over the period of the exhibit.
This exhibit is part of the Winooski Pop-up Gallery District, which transforms downtown Winooski into a vibrant hub of contemporary art for six weeks in June and July. The event includes art exhibitions; music and other cultural events; activities for children; and showcases the community of Winooski--its shops, restaurants, and history. The event will kick-off with a grand opening the weekend of June 22nd and continue through August 4th.
The galleries will be open Thursday through Saturday from Noon to 6PM and Sundays from 10AM to 4PM. The Winooski Pop-up Gallery District is produced by Kasini House and the Winooski Welcome Center.
The six artists in this exhibition explore the idea of reciprocal perception: if we look deeply enough into the heart of our planet we evoke its response. What one takes from this experience - guilt, joy, separation, heartbreak, glory, a sense of this marvelous, bio-diverse Earth - is up to the viewer.
The artists in Mutual Gaze/Call and Response are Cami Davis, Janet Fredericks, Emiko Sawaragi Gilbert, Linda E. Jones, Riki Moss, and Janet Van Fleet.
Posted by janetvanfleet at 5:33 PM
Saturday, June 2, 2012
I finished my Periodic Table, and it's on display in the Main Gallery at Studio Place Arts, in the ScEYEnce show, a very cool exhibit that explores the interface between science and art. The opening reception is this coming Friday, June 8, 6-8 PM. There are two other excellent shows at SPA at the same time -- Nicholas Heilig on the second floor, and Digital Topographies by Karolina Kawiaka on the third floor (an installation that samples information gathered out on SPA's roof and delivers it to a site specific installation on the third floor).
Posted by janetvanfleet at 3:00 PM