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 interested 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, 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!
Thanks for reading!