Friday, May 7, 2010

Displaying in a Vacant Storefront for next two months

Can you believe that I found a space to accomodate my huge piece? Through the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, I was able to access this vacant space, former home to a grocery store and then interiors shop. The lights were added yesterday and when I cruised by to make sure the timer was working, I couldn't believe the dramatic effect at night. This work will be up for two months in Fremont, an art infused business district in Seattle.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Exploring display options

I have a bunch of Ikea frames - 9" squares - that I took the glass out of - and I also have these small gessoed panels -
so I'm mounting the constructions on to these and playing around with different arrangements - I'm kind of partial to the odd packing together layout, rather than the organized grids - I do want to see lots more of these - like covering a wall. They are strange and familiar and odd and sweet all at the same time. Still exploring.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Work continues

I'm getting ready for a show in a vacant storefront space here in Seattle soon. One installation involves lots of small
forms. Color and surface treatment coming.

Monday, January 25, 2010


The MFA program finished up last weekend - We all graduated - and it feels great.
I'm back in Seattle - resting up a little and making some plans for a show in some sort of non-traditional space -
Here is a picture of all 18 of us on the last day of our residency - Watch here for more updates and a re-design soon.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Finalizing the Installation

When I go back to Boston in January, I'll be displaying my work in the Cambridge gallery with half of my classmates. Because I have made SO MUCH work in these last two years, a few people suggested that I contemplate an installation in the entryway of the 601 Newbury bldg - where we have our meals and critiques every day. It is a VERY tall entry space - about 4 floors high with a skylight at top - with battered concrete walls painted white. With the help of some good friends I am going to hoist this huge collage of my studio leftovers up on to the wall -- about 20 feet above the floor. I have been arranging and wiring these together in quadrants all week and I'll load them into a refrigerator box and ship via UPS - the more battered the better -
Here is a look at the piece -- my studio walls are not big enough to display it fully. It does have this crazy energy which says so much about my MFA process and work.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Working, working

I am making more of these flat constructions - varying the approach . Sometimes I start flat, build, and break down. Other times, build first then take down. Always there are surprises and unexpected compositions. I cannot get enough of it and I'm getting closer to some imagery that I will take forward into new directions.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Flattening things out

The process continues.
In morning meeting with my mentor Robert, we decided to cut a box open and splay it out flat . The most amazing thing happened - the composition unfolded as a 2D layout - when it had been created on a 3D form - and in that translation there was something very compelling. I found a way to go around myself or to trick myself. Even I was seeing it for the first time. I cut open a few more just to see what was going to happen.
I have been working toward more accidental effects in the work and this fits in exactly with that concept.
I'm still making the 3D box forms and looking at these flat layouts as a parallel/adjoining project.
I'm still working on the display ideas. I was on to a platform idea and now I am working with a pedestal idea.
Still time.