Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Two New Creations and a Whole Lot of Ideas


Well my dear friends,
I have been a busy Bea (HAH!)

My curatorial project
This Collective Pull : A Mass Collaboration is well underway in terms of getting the word out there and receiving submissions. To any of you readers out there that are inter
ested in exhibiting artwork in an alternative Boston based gallery, please scroll to the previous post and upload the PDF call to artists! I still can't believe that a small exhibit that began in my friend Dan's apartment will now be a month long installation in a real honest to goodness gallery! I hope you will all make it to the opening on February 6th at 6:00pm. The gallery, fivesevedelle , is located at 57 Delle Avenue, Boston MA (get it?)


Work in the studio has been slow and steady, there is a large drawing that I have been struggling with that is nearing completion and I have been photographing it along the way so once it is done, I will post pictures of it going through the transformation from beginning to end. I have also been working with lots of collage work in which I am really building up the surface. I am antsy to be working three-dimensionally again, and have lots of ideas for how to do this. I have been working with clay and building up surfaces with torn paper as well. I am hoping that while in residence at the Hambidge Center in Georgia this coming April I will have the space to work larger. That being said, below are two pieces that crawled out of my brain this past week. I'd love to hear what you think!

Untitled, 10" x 13" Shellac, graphite, gouache and ink on bristol board. 2010



(Detail)


Untitled, 9" x 12", Shellac, graphite, gouache and ink on bristol board. 2010



I recently cleaned my studio (normally atrocious) and set up a flat surface to work on which was very helpful for the creation of these pieces. I really enjoyed working with the gouache, and I have begun working to incorporate it into my larger pastel drawings. I think the "chalkiness" of the paint will work nicely with the texture of pastel. We'll see!
Thanks for reading!

10 comments:

justin paszul said...

duuuuuude these are so good
kudos!

deedle said...

looking good...photos don't do them justice

Michael said...

looks great! i really like the "levels" of the first one

Bea Modisett said...

Thanks you guys! And thanks for reading, I appreciate it!

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Chloe said...

they are beautiful!

dvandertuck said...

Bea! I am LOVING your new work!! how much?? how much?? I have a whole new empty apartment that needs some artistic love...

Ethan Cranke said...

That top one is gorgeous! Has the feeling of an urban blueprint, while maintaining a completely organic aesthetic. The gestures are quite enchanting, and a pleasure to look at.

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herbaloo said...

Wowy, mama like. I also get an urban vibe. The second is a very happy city and lively with wildness, in both space and species. the first reminds me of the divine sage aka salvia, haha! but seriously, it rocks like a leaf falling from a tree, and yet contains a complete novel of pages.