Between Public and Private Spaces

11/15/18 Nicole Wermers, explores the relationships and boundaries between public and private space through her sculptural installations where everyday objects are re-cast. She is particularly interested in urban space and it’s social, economic and psychological affects.   In an interview in BerlinArtLink Wermers states, “Private and public spheres are increasingly merging in different layers of […]

Nancy Shaver – The Inspiration in Challenge

10/21/18 Contemporary art tends to raise a lot of questions in my mind. Sometimes I’m not sure if it stretches my perceptions and understanding of art. With that being said I seem to keep coming back! I came across Nancy Shaver in a list of artists from a show Dime-Store Alchemy at the FLAG Art […]

Ghada Amer – Embroidery and Paint

9/5/18 Ghada Amer is a contemporary artist who emmigrated to the United States from France in 1995 at the age of 32. Her abstract portrayals convey a sense of subtle revolt that incite emotion. Amer was born in Cairo, Egypt and lived there until the age of 11 when her family moved to France. Amer’s […]

Eva Hesse – A Post Minimalist Leader

3/5/18

So often in life, it’s through
tragedy that evolution and
creativity emerge. This seems
like a constant theme with artists.

Eva Hesse, had a short lived but
provocative career. She is credited
with being one of the first artists
to move from Minimalism to Post
Minimalism. Post Minimalist work
uses Minimalism as a starting point
but strays from that, often 
incorporating handmade or elements
of craft. […]

The Shaped Canvas – Elizabeth Murray

1/24/18 Grafitti Art, Pop Art? What is it? Elizabeth Murray is recorded as being part of the Neo-expressionist period. I’m not sure I totally agree with that as she seems to me a little less easy to define. Murray, set out to become an illustrator in the late 50’s. Her mother had wanted to be […]

An American Adventuress

7/21/17 Anna Walinska’s life and body of work feels adventurous because it’s so diverse. Ms. Walinska’s who would be 111 years old today, came to my attention through an announcement for an all female graffiti show currently running in New York at Pen and Brush “Graffiti Summer Vacation,” I’m not typically drawn to graffiti art […]

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

7/7/17 Notes to Myself: I continue to come across stories about how under recognized women have been in the arts. And to a large degree still are. I am taking it upon myself to investigate women artists over the next weeks/months to learn more and maybe do a little something to create more awareness by […]

Beyond the Canvas Borders

8/20/15 Notes to Myself: A canvas in it’s literal interpretation is a closely woven cloth. In the art world its often stretched over a wood frame and painted upon. Many artists expand on the more traditional interpretation of “canvas”. While I paint what I see in nature, on canvas, in the literal sense. The following […]

Grounds For Sculpture

There are so many ways to interpret this title “Grounds For Sculpture”.  What I like about it is that it brings up a lot of questions and gives me a framework of consideration and perspective.   Some of the questions that I find arising are the following:  How do I interpret “Grounds”? Do we need grounds […]

Reason to Create

“…And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and […]