Getting Ready for my March Solo Show

My collages are created through a process of combining different media and ripped-up pages of marks. It then becomes a process of layering, adding, sometime subtracting, and re-configuring. I am trying to relate the paintings to this process, but instead of combining collage pieces, I am building up layers of marks, subtracting areas by covering them up and then adding more and more layers until I feel the image is resolved. Continue reading Getting Ready for my March Solo Show

All about Dada (and bringing it into the now): mata+ “Schsch” show

Last night was our mata+ “Schsch” show at ASZ in Kaiserslautern. We got a write up in the local paper and had a nice turnout for the evening. After all the solitude and work, it always blows me away to see the artwork neatly displayed in a big open space! Here are some pictures of the exhibit and the evening. The evening unfolded with a … Continue reading All about Dada (and bringing it into the now): mata+ “Schsch” show

Dancing with the Devil Embroidery Installation

  A couple of days ago, I got to test-run my vision for displaying my embroidery installation, “Dancing with the Devil.” I’ve been hard at work finishing a few last text-based pieces for it. I was inspired by Oxford dictionary’s announcement of the 2018 “Word of the Year,” which, unsurprisingly, and completely apropos to my project, is “toxic.” Runners up include “gaslighting,” and “techlash.”  This … Continue reading Dancing with the Devil Embroidery Installation

Studio Update + Upcoming “Schsch” Group Show

I am busy getting ready for a group show in December which has led me down a new and different path. Encouraged by an artist friend to push my embroidery and my mixed media practice further, I am currently experimenting with combining collage, textile work, and text-based art. The jumping-off point for our show is the DADA poem by Kurt Schwitters, “Ursonate.” While I made a … Continue reading Studio Update + Upcoming “Schsch” Group Show

Dealing with Fallow Periods as an Artist (and Some New Drawings, Too)

Lately, I’m in a bit of a rut, artistically speaking. I do not have as much time to work every day. And I am bored with the results when I do sit down to work. I find myself wishing there were more colors in the spectrum, more textures and marks in nature to discover, because it seems my mind has worn out all of them. … Continue reading Dealing with Fallow Periods as an Artist (and Some New Drawings, Too)