Experimental Fashion & Fiber Art, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea, June 2021
Across the world several of my "Backpacks" will be shown in this exiting exhibition. If only I could go!!
From Playclothes to Tuxedo Bows: a Patchwork of Possibilities" Var Gallery, Milwaukee April through June
I use the medium of black-and-white collage to explore the expressive possibilities of form. The spontaneous rhythms of juxtaposed shapes and off-kilter symmetries playfully blur the boundaries between figure and ground, abstraction and representation.
The final work—a patchwork quilt by way of a cupboard full of Rubin’s vases and a multidimensional game of tic-tac-toe—invites viewers to collapse creation and contemplation. By constructing their own formal and chronological pathways through the dancing shapes that populate the grid, they engage in a process of looking that mirrors the act of creating the collages themselves.
This lively community of images are gathered together to celebrate. What remains in the wake of making and creating is a living and breathing patchwork of possibilities.
Happy to be exhibiting five "Backpacks" in this gallery close to my hometown!
Interview with Art House Women
This past September I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sam Haines of#arthousewomen. The interview is on my instagram page in the bio.
Thrilled to be in this summer show!!!
To be congruent means to be in harmony, agreement, and compatibility.
The artists I selected from this recent call for I Like Your Work Podcast juried online exhibition had a high degree of personal congruence that stood out. I found that many of them had a harmony in their portfolios and how they presented their work for the call to art.
Being an artist is a lifetime process. It means constant evolution and honing of one’s skillsets for the mediums and methods of artmaking. The 500+ applicants gave me the challenge to call out who was meeting that challenge now as a creative.
I got to review portfolios from around the United States and abroad, see wonderful ideas and processes in action and appreciate the incredible amount of diversity that is available in how someone decides how to make art and what their artwork is really about. I saw many refreshing ideas including weaving with street posters and working with color and color combinations that were stunning.
Many of the artists had ideas that were energizing and thought-provoking and some of them literally took me away as I wondered if they were exploring imagery from memory, imagination or their backyard or hometown.
It was a pleasure to get to know all of you through what you shared and I congratulate the accepted works and urge those who had works that were not selected to stay the course and keep making art!
Here is the link: cut and paste
At Home in the Attic
Following stay at home orders, I have taken my studio activity to the back end of our farmhouse, very much like a long attic filled with paraphenalia from my puppet making days. Crowded but fun!!
SOAG Juried show, first prize
Studio Visit: Volume 41
Publication: A Juried Selection of International Artists
Made in New York
Dash Lift Slide
171 The Commons, Ithaca, NY
February 3-28, 2016
Up and Away
October 1-November 15 2014
Ithaca, NY 14850