Sunday, November 30, 2008

Stephen Day Design

'Found Object' sconce
[Radiology film / Walnut / fluorescent lamps]

I'm in love with Stephen Day's lighting design--and he will be representing California for the 50/50/50 show

I am still accepting submissions for the show, and am looking for unique mediums especially. The following states and mediums are already taken:
Lighting Design, Mixed Media, Pastel, Ceramics, Paper, Silkscreen

Click here for more info on how to submit your work or e-mail me.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Latest from Matt Shlian

Limited Edition book by Matthew Shlian!

64 pages, A5 size (5.75 in x 8.25 in), perfect bound, full color, signed, limited edition (of 100) with extra die cut pages for you to fold up!!!

Showcases work from 2002-2008

Fits perfectly well into any stocking and will be shipped to you
on December 15th.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Matt Shlian

paper, motor, string 24in x 15in x 13ft
2006 see the video

paper 15 x 15 (closed) 2004

Inhale Exhale Flip Book
cut paper 2 x 7 .5 inches 2005 see the video

I love Matt Shillian's paper work. Make sure to visit his great website
and also his blog.

He will be representing Michigan for the 50/50/50 Show,
and will also be involved with an upcoming paper-medium show!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Matt from Collective Revolution

bk stripes

So excited that I will be carrying these hand silk screened shirts in The Eclipse Gallery. I just bought the TV one. Matt will also be a participant in the 50/50/50 show representing New Jersey!

I'm still looking for artists, craftspeople, and designers so make sure to submit your work!

See more here

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Local Events: Vacant

An opportunity to support the growing contemporary art community in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Vacant will be hosting a temporary art exhibition this Friday night. Be there to support these artists! Go to S. Brodway Street in Green Bay, next to Kavarna, Friday night between 6-10 PM.

I'll be there for sure! Hopefully this show will be sucessful so that more projects such as this can develop in the area. I'm excited!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sandra Freeman



White Lily

Just a sneak peek of some of the artwork you will see at The Eclipse Gallery in June.

Sandra Freeman is a photographer from Texas. She has a great website--check it out!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Liz Gresey



Laura Jane

I have been working with Chicago artist Liz Gresey with The Emergence Project, and I am happy that she will be involved in the upcoming Personality exhibition at The Eclipse Gallery.

One of her current projects is "I am ready to change"--you can see all of the images from this series here.
Also make sure to visit her blog here.

Her work will definitely add an interesting dimension to our grand opening exhibition! I can't wait!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Updated Website

Just a quick note to let you know I've updated the website once again (I'm a little OCD) but I think you will find this design to be much better.

I've also revised some of my statements on the About page, and if you haven't seen the online store yet make sure to visit.

Check it out!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Another blurred intersection...

Curating. Just as I am interested in the intersections between the art, craft, and design worlds, so too am I interested in breaking the stereotypes of what it means to be a curator. Labels and stereotypes run rampant in the art world, and I feel compelled to dismiss, ignore, and criticize all of them. What does it mean to be an artist and a curator? I don't feel my position makes my art or my curating any less valid. After all, people are capable of more than one role in life. I'm a mother too--does my work as an artist and a curator make my parenting any less important?
Of course not.

There has been a lot of talk and criticism of the concept of curating as art. There are contemporary curators like Hans Ulrich Obrist and Ydessa Hendeles that create unique exhibitions that some people consider art (or at least creative). I don't see anything wrong with this. After all, curators are now coming from various backgrounds--no longer simply art historians--curators like me have something to actually contribute, not just intellectualize, organize, and install.

The group show is most conductive to this type of curating. My exhibitions will be based on curatorial premises or concepts. When I think of an idea for a show, it is very similar to when I think of an idea for artwork. That is not to say that there isn't a distinction between curating and art. One artist working somewhat within the scope that I am talking about is Julieta Aranda who created projects such as Pawnshop and E-flux video rentals.

Visit the E-flux website for more interesting info & projects

For more that I've written on this subject, visit Visual Influence.

I've only scratched the surface here--if you are interested in this subject I would recommend the current issue of Art Lies, which includes several in-depth articles on Death of the Curator.

As always, I would be interested in your thoughts--feel free to comment or e-mail me.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sher Christopher

Bathers #2

Pied Piper

Pox, the ship's cook

Sher Christopher creates unique and detailed paper sculptures, exploring characters that she invents.

Visit her website for more information, and look for her work in The Eclipse Gallery this summer!