Aires Rising is a six-woman show at the Irvine Fine Arts Center.
I am thrilled to have six works in the show.
“HANG OUT” (2017)
“WINDOW TREATMENT” (2018)
“BLACK HANG OUT” (2017)
“WHITE WEDDING” (2023)
“TORRENT AND TANGLE: KEEP YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER” (2019)
Curator and Virginia Arce on the exhibition Opening Day!
I am delighted to participate in:
Curated by Virginia Arce
March 11–May 20
Irvine Fine Arts Center Main Gallery + Gallery 2
March 11, 2–4 p.m.
Rooted in the generative characteristics of spring, Aries Rising presents a collection of sculptural and two-dimensional artworks made of metal, fiber, and mixed media whose sensibilities reflect an organic source. Featured artists in the exhibition share a curiosity about human perception as it relates to the environment, both natural and manmade, reflected in their manipulation of material and form.
Renée Azenaro, Debra Disman, Mirena Kim, Sofia V. Gonzales, Zara Kuredjian, and
I was thrilled to be part of:
Surface Design Association’s Southwest Regional Exhibition at Tubac Center of the Arts!
Annie Lopez, Juror
Elizabeth Abaravich, Amie Adelman, Lisa Jean Allswede, Jim Barry, Keri Bas, Julie Bates, Daiva Bergman Harris, Blair Cahill, Jan Caldwell, Cael Chappell, Claudia Cocco, Vicki Conley, Sue Conner, Beth Cunningham, Debra Disman, Diana Fox, Dellis Frank, Amelia Greco-Welden, Michele Hardy, Jackie Heupel, Stephanie Hilvitz, Dong Kyu Kim, Molly Koehn, Julie Kornblum, Mary-Ellen Latino, Karon Leigh, Nancy Lemke, Christine LoFaso, Viviana Lombrozo, Jeannie Mehl, Christine Miller, Jaya Miller, Kathy Nida, Marty Ornish, Nancy Peterson, Michael Rohde, Connie Rohman, Tamara Scott-Anderson, Danielle Shelley, Asher Sinclaire, Bonnie Smith, Karen Smith, Nancy Jo Smith, Karin Soderholm, Meredith Strauss, Sheila Tymon, Shelly White,Peggy Wiedemann, Emily Yarborough
Excavation of the Interior”, 2021, 12 x 28 x 12.5″, wood, mulberry paper, watercolor paper, hemp cord, canvas, muslin
Annie Lopez, Juror
Annie Lopez creates narrative work presenting a dialogue about racism, stereotypes, the local art world, personal relationships and family. Most known for cyanotype work, she’s based in Phoenix, AZ.
I was privileged to see some incredible art and had many “why didn’t I think of that?” moments.
Selecting work was challenging. My approach was for the exhibition to have a personality, not a theme. The final selections resonated with me; made a statement or displayed unusual approaches with words, design, or techniques. These works showcase the artist’s imagination through a variety of technical skills, and each provide insight into the maker
Hand Building with Clay class at Will Rogers School with the CREST Enrichment program has been a joy to teach.
Students learned pinch, coil and slab techniques, creating functional and fanciful items, and enjoying plenty of time to create their own personal visions after completing each class project.
After learning slab (flattening) technique, students created masks from slabs shaped over newspaper armatures/supports.
Both the Kindergarten and grades 1-5 classes let their inventiveness loose!
Employing the heart shape in different ways when class fell on February 14th!
Combining use of coils with use of slab technique.
Cutting out and incising (etching lines and texture into the clay) yields expressive results.
This young maker used a pencil to twist these star shapes into his mask. Big smile!
Cut out eyes, added teeth incising texture and puncturing the clay’s surface to create small round shapes enhance this piece.
This very talented young artist wanted to create Harry Potter in clay…
She succeeded. Her use of acrylic paint pulled the whole piece together into a stunner.
BRAVO to All Our Students!
This sixth year of “The Book as Art” is called:
Book as Art v6: Pulp
Juried by Lisa Beth Robinson, Stephanie Smith and Cynthia Nourse Thompson,
the show runs August 10–September 28 and is open during library hours.
It is held in The Periodicals Gallery of the Decatur Library,
215 Sycamore St., Decatur, Ga.
“A book begins as a small mass of material, formed and pressed into life by ideas, words, and machines. Pulp becomes paper, becomes thought, becomes word, becomes book, becomes sculpture.
Pulp is the impetus and endgame of these physical book objects. From the tactile complexity of handmade paper, to the sensational tabloid tales of pulp fiction, these objects, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive.
These objects interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where word has become form.
Book As Art: Pulp is the sixth edition of this critically acclaimed artist book exhibition established by the Decatur Arts Alliance in 2013. Entries hail from across the United States and around the world, and from emerging artists as well as recognized masters in the genre. The Book As Art is pleased to present these examples from the finest in the field.” — The Book As Art 2018
I am honored to have two pieces in the show:
2018, 8.75″ x 24.5″ x 7.75″, book board, paper, hemp cord, canvas
2018, 7.5″ x 11″ x 5.5″, book board, paper, hemp cord, canvas
I wish I could see the show.
Los Angeles is just too far away from Georgia!
If You can, please do!
And don’t miss the
Closing Reception | white glove night
Friday, Sept. 27 | 6-8 pm
Join us for one last look at these works of book art. And we’re putting away the “do not touch” signs. Volunteers will provide participants with white gloves to allow firsthand exploration of the books in the exhibition. ––The Book as Art 2018
Sounds like black tie optional, white gloves required.
I hope many view and enjoy before that time.
Kudos to the jurors and organizers on what looks to be a sublime effort.