After a one-month home residency, I’m ready for the big show in Reno, Nevada, and sending 8 big paintings there. Two by Land is a dual exhibit I’m sharing with artist Katherine Sandoz, happening at the Sheppard Gallery at the University of Nevada Reno, April 2nd – April 26th, 2013.
After 5 intense weeks in the studio, I have 4 new paintings (mostly finished, I think) in a series titled “First Story of the Flood, I – IV”. Actually they’re titled First Telling, Second Telling, Third Telling and Fourth Telling.
There’s definitely a strong interest in the role of narrative, collective memory, and appropriation of narrative / memory in the building of self-identity.
I spent 3 gloriously sunny days outside along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia for the Art in the Open festival. Here are photos of the progress of my piece, and I will add more photos as the “Sun Stone” begins its slow collapse back into the earth. The whole process will take about 6 weeks.
Documentation and excerpts of this piece will be on view at the Independence Seaport Museum June 14th – Sept. 9th, 2012.
These are the masks I was working on all spring (2012) for a dance choreographed by Jillian Harris-Farrell at Temple University. Based on Dante’s Inferno and the punishment of the Diviners, these masks are designed for the performer to wear as a hat, with the visage facing backwards as the dancer performs with their back to the audience, giving the impression that the head is spun around backwards. All masks are papier mache and acrylic paint.
BOOKED!, a ONE NIGHT ONLY exhibition of artist books, 6:30 – 10pm A collaborative event at The Soapbox: Independent Publishing Ctr. and HomeSkooled Gallery More information at homeskooledgallery.com
March 1st – 11th, 2012
Message & Medium: Interplay of Type and Art, at PhilaMOCA (12th & Spring Garden, Phila) Opening Reception Thursday March 1: 7pm-10pm
March 8 – April 1, 2012
Building Identity, at PANDA (nyc), 139 Chrystie St. Opening: March 8th, 5pm – 9pm I’m the only woman in this show in New York City! Come check it out.
March 15 – April 22, 2012
Paper Fortress: Paper as Fiber, at Pterodactyl Gallery, 3237 Amber St. I’m curating a 10-person show of fantastic Philadelphia PAPER artists! Opening Reception: Saturday March 31, 6pm-9pm More info at: pterodactylphiladelphia.org and fiberphiladelphia.org
Contemporary Paper and Encaustic, by Catherine Nash, renowned artist and papermaker Includes my work as well as the work of 90 international artists! More information at her USA Artists Project page