I am Curating Sculptfest2018 at The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center

The theme of the exhibit is "Interdependence" . I have included a text description of my call to artists for this exhibit below. The opening of this exhibit is Saturday September 8th, 5-8 pm. open to the public. There will be a site specific performance/Installation  by Amy Königbauer the evening of the opening. There will be a sound pice by Charles Hickey performed as well in one of the quarries. There will be refreshments and music. This event is open to the public.

See this great  preview  of the exhibit  by B. Amore in Art New England

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Interdependence reflects a form of symbiosis, the interaction between two or more elements for the benefit of all. Interdependency is a state of mutual support. 

The concept of interdependence can serve as a lens to understand the relationships within natural systems and between people, industries, nation-states, structural components and abstract forms. The modern era is defined, in part, by an increase in interdependency. As our technologies, economies, and cultures have evolved they are more apt to be tied to complex systems of mutual reliance. We have always been in a state of interdependence with our natural systems. Within many fields of study, we examine the interdependence of factors that drive outcomes.

Within the field of art and the practice of art it is useful to ask in what ways our practices are dependent on the work of other artists or other works of art. How are we influenced and inspired by fellow artists? How do we in turn support others? What other systems of mutual support drive creativity? Nothing we achieve is accomplished alone.

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center occupies a site shaped by an industry’s need for the marble below the surface. The transformation of this defunct quarry into a thriving art center reflects a web of supporting relationships, not least that between the art exhibited and the site. How does the site impact the art made and exhibited here and how does this art shape the way we understand, move through and experience this place? 

Drawings in the Main Street Museum 25th anniversary exhibit opening December 8

Having been one of the community of artist's exhibiting during the Main Street museum's first year I am honored to show here again. The energy and creativity that surrounded David Ford's unique art venue in the 1990's anchored my sense of being part of a larger vibrant arts community in Vermont. May this worth institution endure another 25 years!

 

 Nuts 1, 7" X 7", Graphite on paper, 2014

Nuts 1, 7" X 7", Graphite on paper, 2014

My Drawings at Bennington Museum November 24 -December 28, 2017

I have been invited to create a work that responds to a Nicols Goddard early 19th century clock in the Bennington Museum Collection. This work will be exhibited in a group show titled "Time for the Holidays" and is for sale, a silent auction and fundraiser for the Museum. 

  Bennington 15,30,45,60.  Graphite on paper, each drawing 7.5" X 7.5", 2017

Bennington 15,30,45,60. Graphite on paper, each drawing 7.5" X 7.5", 2017

My artist's statement for the exhibit: 

For this set of drawings I hammered a gear similar in age and form to a component in the Nichols Goddard Clock. I placed the gear in the center of each square of paper (with graphite transfer paper in between) and struck the gear repeatedly. Each time I hit the gear with the hammer it moved. I used time as a parameter for the work; viewing these series in a clockwise direction from the upper right quadrant drawings were made in 15, 30, 45 and 60 second intervals. These time frames reference the markings on the face of the Nichols Goddard clock. While this work is silent and static as displayed, the process of making the drawings encompasses sound and movement, resonating with like qualities of the Goddard clock as it works to keep time.

Visiting artist at The Front Gallery, October 6- November 18, 2017

I am grateful to be invited to exhibit in my home town of Montpelier Vermont. thank you to the collective gallery members of "The Front" for inviting me to join you in October and November of 2017 as a visiting artist.

 Entangle 14, Graphite, colored pencil and watercolor pencil on paper, 30" X 22.5", 2016

Entangle 14, Graphite, colored pencil and watercolor pencil on paper, 30" X 22.5", 2016

Metal Point and Graphite Opens at Cynthia Reeves

My exhibit opened at Cynthia Reeves with an artist's panel discussion. I am talking about my work in this exhibit joined by my talented fellow artists Anne Lindberg, Shona Macdonald and Gudrun Mertes- Frady . Exhibition closes January 28th- 
28 Main St, Walpole NH.

"Verve:Art and Energy" Opening at Kent Museum, Calais Vermont, Saturday Sept 12, 3-5 pm

Come join me and my family for this opening tomorrow at the Kent Museum, Kent Corners, Calais Vermont.  more info at http://www.kentscorner.org/art-at-the-kent.html

My prints and drawings are on display. I'm in great company with some wonderful visual artists: Ethan Bond-Watts, Galen Cheney, Marina Epstein, Brenda Garand, Paul Gruhler, John Haynes,  Maggie Neale, Mickey Meyers, Lucinda mason, Michelle Ratte, Ashley Anne Veselis. There will be Music, food, drink and good company. This is the way to spend an early fall afternoon.

 

I'm going to Ragdale artist's residency in October 2016!

Really pleased to receive news that I will be attending Radgdale Artist's Colony  , north of Chicago in Lake Forest illinois  , for 2 1/2 weeks in a bit over a year. I will be working on my drawings and animations. I hear the visual arts studios are wonderful. 

My Drawings and Prints at Kent Museum, Calais VT

Its wonderful to be part of this group show opening on Friday September 11 and up through october 4.

Please join me for the opening reception on Saturday, September 12, 3-5 pm

for more information about the artists and the poetry readings each sunday http://www.kentscorner.org/art-at-the-kent.html


"Over and Under" went beautifully

A bit over 140 people attended the performance of my installation "Over and Under" at the VCFA green. the wind was up and created challenges and beautiful moments for dancers Heather Bryce, Laura Gordon and Liz Leahy. many thanks to collaborating Choreogrphaer Heather and the dancers as well as Pat Markley who accompanied the peformance on guitar. I am absolutely looking forwar to Carlos Diaz's film on the project!

4th day of Rehearsals of "Over and Under"

The installation and choreography are coming along! Some interesting dicoveries…the dancers using the ribbon as  support-leaning back, leaning in…lots of tension…lots of force. The lines have become tighter, taughter in response. I noticed today a rythm that reminded me of the ticking of a clock, the notation of time…when two dancers moving in opposition, one towards the trunk, one away, hesitate for a moment…and then move to winding the next strut.

Please come to the one and only performance of this installation on Saturday June 20 ,5 pm. Vermont College of Fine Arts Green, Montpelier Vermont.free and open to the pubic. bring a blanket to sit on or a chair.Dancers include choreographer Heather Bryce, Liz Leahy and Laura Gordon.

 

 

 laura Gordon, Liz Leahy and choreographer Heather Bryce rehearsing "Over and Under" at the Vermont College of Fine Arts Green, Montpelier , Vermont. They will be performing on June 20, 5pm at this site.

laura Gordon, Liz Leahy and choreographer Heather Bryce rehearsing "Over and Under" at the Vermont College of Fine Arts Green, Montpelier , Vermont. They will be performing on June 20, 5pm at this site.