Summer Studio Tour 2015

The Summer Studio Tour 2015 is winding down and heading to a last stop in Washington DC.  I had an amazing cross-country drive to Santa Fe, New Mexico where I installed work at Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival.  I met some great artists there from France, Germany, Singapore and the US.  I was so […]

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Moving Ahead and Falling Behind • 2016

Every year I feel like I am falling dramatically behind the last and needing some kind of potion (ala Hermione Granger) to add hours into my day. I did manage to get a newsletter out with updates from my summer, but it reminded me that I also need to get my personal blog moving along […]

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Coffee Table Curating: Art Books to Read and Discuss

Much of this summer has included traveling from one landscape/cityscape to another: England and Ireland, Colorado, New Mexico, Michigan and Washington DC. Some travel with my partner Eric, but mostly on my own.  All along the way we/I absorb art, artists and art making techniques.  Eric suggested we try to have a longer -homefront- dialogue about the usual studio ideas that center around architecture, […]

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Looking Glass: A Monthly Post on Four Artists Who Caught My Eye • June/July

Lesley Dill- Lesley Dill’s work was introduced to me by a grad school professor at a personally important moment as I struggled to leave the 2D world for 3D.  Years ago as a painter, I had struggled with how to visually speak about identity and memory and I researched and experimented with materials making welded forms that vaguely resembled empty […]

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Spring Cleaning

It has been a hectic 2014 so far with a cold, extended winter that seemed to go on forever!  I’m trying to clean house, get the news of the past season out, and prep myself for more travel.  This spring I was included in an exhibit entitled Mending: New Uses for Old Traditions at University of North Carolina, Wilmington.  It […]

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Looking Glass: A Monthly Post on Four Artists Who Caught My Eye • April/May

Lorna Simpson- I first saw Lorna Simpson’s work when I was a graduate assistant with the art gallery at the University of Maryland.  One of my first jobs was to help install a show, Terra Firma, curated by Terry Gips that included other favorites Kiki Smith, Faith Wilding, Barbara Zucker, Nancy Fried and Susan Brenner.  Seeing Lorna Simpson’s Wigs was a visual […]

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Workshops: Penland

In the past couple of years I have become a workshop addict. The first step is giving in and saying, “I have more to learn”… And then you’re doomed, the bug has bitten, the kool-aid drank.  Because of great workshop programs like Penland School of Crafts, there is always another great artist to study with […]

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Looking Glass: A Monthly Post on Four Artists Who Caught My Eye • March

Banks Violette- Banks Violette’s work, Untitled is a spectral, glowing presence resting on a reflective black platform.  Violette was in the 2004 Whitney Biennial and had a solo show there the following year.  I came across his work about the same time and my excitement over first discovering images of his 16′ x 20′ salt-cast remains of a […]

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Looking Glass: A Monthly Post on Four Artists Who Caught My Eye • February

Ed Pien- Ed Pien is a Canadian artist whose work I came across while researching paper art. I have been following his work for a few years now and love the interactive installations he creates.  The circular environments are made from paper that he paints, cuts and projects onto. The low lighting, shadows and use of […]

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