"Of course!" I said when I was invited to be the Artist-in Residence at Saatchi Art's "The Other Art Fair", probably not fully comprehending the scope ofthe work that had to be done in two months, but onward I marched (with a trip to New Orleans sandwiched in there), between my house, my studio,
the Fashion District, Joann Fabrics for that special glue and everywhere in between, and we began installing on Wednesday, March 14th, and by March 15th at 6:00 p.m., three 10' x 15' pieces were hanging in The Glitter Chamber, ready for the very busy weekend.
LA WOMAN opens September 14th at Saatchi Art!
L.A. WOMAN is a new exhibition on view in Santa Monica and online at Saatchi Art. Curated by Saatchi Art curators Katherine Henning and Victoria Kennedy with Guest Curator Vanessa Prager, the exhibition continues our series of shows around the world.
The exhibition highlights the work of 15 woman artists represented by Saatchi Art, the world’s leading online gallery: Shawna Ankenbrandt, Hilary Baker, Mitsuko Brooks, Kelly Brumfield-Woods, Mercedes Helnwein, Melissa Herrington, Mel Kadel, Tahnee Lonsdale, Sona Mirzaei, Sophie Morro, Monica Perez, Lisa Solberg, Stephanie Vovas, Kim West, and Hiejin Yoo. #SaatchiArtLAWoman
I've got so much going on in the studio right now! I think it's going to merge into something that combines all the elements I am experimenting with but in the meantime, there's a definite sense of adventure and exploration. I'm craving the "hand of the artist" over the "perfection" (nothing is really perfect) of the glitter surface. I wish there were three of me right now so that I could see more finished product and continue in the direction I want to go, but in the meantime, I've got a little bit of this...and more.
I love my glitter. It's never just about the shiny but the color and light shifts as you move around a piece. However, I do love the pure form of painting and return to it frequently, whether it's small studies on paper or bigger pieces on canvas.
The Hammer's Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 (organized by The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and curated by Helen Molesworth, chief curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles), is SO GOOD! I've seen it twice. It's one of those shows where you aren't sure that you saw everything the first time and, sure enough, I hadn't seen everything.
February 26th, 2016
My pieces at in the Shimmer show at Jamie Brooks Fine Art in Costa Mesa, curated by Eric Minh Swenson. Beautiful show (I'm not biased) and it's up until March 26th, 2016. Here I am with my sister in front of my wall of "littles". That's me, wearing the poofiest skirt ever. Ego out the window when you look like a cranberry elephant.
It was a busy summer with two kids at two camps and trips, big and small, scattered about, and somewhere in all that, this interview was published in 365 Artists, 365 Days:
Dragnet is one of the recommended shows in Art in LA! It runs through January 15th and there will be a curator's walk-through with Kio Griffith on January 10th at 1:00. Thank you to Anise Stevens for the write-up! Click here to read it.
Friday, December 12th from 7:30-10:30, Dragnet will host its opening reception at Manhattan Beach Art Center at 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Manhattan Beach. Dragnet is curated by Kio Griffith, part of the Durden & Ray collective and twenty-eight artists will be showing their work. It should be a great show and will run through january 15, 2015, which is really strange to write. 2015. It's almost here.
While we were doing this in Agoura Hills:
Brad was already in my old space with a vacuum:
After a litte traffic snarl on the 405, the truck made its journey from Agoura Hills to Inglewood and all this was quickly unloaded and set up:
It's time to work!