Sunday, October 30, 2011

Flying the Friendly Skies; My Contribution to Improving the Economy

This week I have the pleasure of traveling to Florida to attend opening receptions for two exhibitions that include my work. It sounds very cosmopolitan and exciting, except that the exhibits are back to back and hundreds of miles apart.  I need to be in Sarasota one day, Tallahassee the next, and while it was easy to get flights to each from Charlotte, it was nearly impossible to get from one to the other. It all seemed so logical. Fly from Charlotte to Sarasota, then from Sarasota to Tallahassee and then back to Charlotte. But obviously no one mentioned this to the airlines. So I will leave Sarasota, fly to Atlanta, (almost home), and then back to Tallahassee. It looks like I will be in the air almost as much as I will be on the ground.


Venetian Lace.014, size: 24 X 20", encaustic
wax,oil pigment, resin, iron oxidation on paper
on panel © 2011 

On Thursday November 3rd I will be in Sarasota to attend events for the exhibition WOW, Women & Wax, that will be at Arts Center Sarasota. Curated by friend and fellow artist Elena De La Ville, I am pleased to be included in this exhibition along with several artists I know and hold respect for their work. Elena chose ten women artists from across the country who work with wax, and asked each to send slides from which she could make selections for the WOW exhibit. I like being included in small group shows where each artist can present a group of works rather than a single item. I will exhibit several recent works from my traces series and Venetian Lace series, including three that have not yet been shown outside of the studio. I look forward to visiting with friends and enjoying the opening reception events at Arts Center Sarasota, and I look forward to Sarasota enjoying what I anticipate to be a strong exhibition.

   Venetian Lace.014, DETAIL

WOW, Women & Wax
Arts Center Sarasota
November 3 – December 21
Reception: November 3rd, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

trace.111, size: 36 X 18", encaustic
wax, oil pigment, resin, iron oxidation
on muslin on panel © 2011 


After what I hope to be a pleasant trip to Sarasota, including lots of seafood, I will travel to the  Tallahassee, via Atlanta, to the Mary Brogan Museum for an opening reception on Friday November 4th for the exhibit COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET: Clothing Art as an Emergent FormThis exhibit will include four of my works, none of which are encaustic. Here I will exhibit two digital drawings and two installations from an earlier series that focused on aspects of memory/ experience and items of clothing as a metaphor for daily struggles. Several works from this series are on my website and I continue to use the images and the content of memory in my encaustic work. 

This show should prove to be interesting with many of the artists using clothing in response to humor, politics and social behavior. Again, I am pleased to be included with a group of artists from across the country whose work I respect. I am also pleased to be exhibiting at the Brogan Museum which is a community resource for visual arts, science exploration, and humanities education, and serves a large population of visitors through a variety of educational activities. Oh yes and BTW, I just got notice they are using my vesture.0114 image on the exhibition catalogue. Always a nice added bonus!!

they stand alone • size: variable, shirts, hangars, ironing board, © 2002

daily vestments • size: 48 X 80 X 50", wood drying racks, digitally
constructed images printed on vellum © 2001

pinpoint revealed • size: 20 X 24", digitally constructed and printed
image, graphite on paper © 2005

vesture series.0114 • size: 20 X 20.75", digitally constructed and printed
image, acrylic, prismacolor on paper © 2006

COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET: Clothing Art as an Emergent Form
November 4 – February 26, 2012
Reception: November 4, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

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