Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Surreyalists Collective "Altered" Art Show Invite

Altered Art Show E-Vite                                                                                            

Monday, June 18, 2012

Simon Schama's Power of Art: Van Gogh documentary

Found this site that lists free courses online. This one, Van Gogh, is originally a part of BBC Series (link here"Power of Art".  You can buy the series Simon Schama's Power of Art at Amazon. Thought I'd share it with you.

Have a great week everyone!

I updated the link to a youtube site which is working (for the moment).

Friday, June 8, 2012

Grad Catalogue

I found a site, Scribd that posts pdf files to blogspot! The catalogue cover is a separate file and is posted first The first page in the catalogue is the poster. You can scroll down through the entire catalogue and find all the artists, their work and statements. Kwantlen Polytechnic University BFA Visual Arts Grad Catalog April 2012

Still here!

It's been a while since my last post. There have been many life bumps in the road and I lost my equilibrium. The bumps are still there but I'm finding new ways to balance. One is accepting that sometimes I won't meet all my expectations. It doesn't mean everything has stopped. It's just at a slower pace. So I'll give a quick update.

  • We had our grad show in April which was a big success. Photos to come. I did the catalogue which was an intense endeavour. If I could post a pdf it would be up but alas blogger doesn't like pdfs
  • I graduated last week so I am officially a BFA graduate
  • I moved my studio from the kitchen table to the laundry room. It has great light and more importantly it has doors so I can close them and not be interrupted (well most of the time, heehee)
  • The Surreyalists Collective I belong to are having a show, "Altered", July 8th
  • I have been exploring using acrylic paint and did a study using 3 photos as sources
  • Currently I'm working on a 4' x 3' canvas for the "Altered" show. My starting off point is from the painting I did last year called "Slippage".   I'm using a canvas that was painted by a student's who I don't know. I washed over his painting. The previous image can still see it faintly. I am interested in exploring how history - personal or collective - is altered as soon as it is named. Another aspect of exploration is how our identity is named by events and values that are automatically ascribed to who we are. The process is a bit scary because my approach is nonlinear. I don't know for sure how the end will look. I hope it's successful.
I am disappointed that I wasn't able to follow through and participate in Art that Circles the Earth project. Please visit and find out about this wonderful project.

That's all for now. I will get photos up at some point but it takes more energy than I have at the moment.

Hugs to all my dear friends. Hope you all are in good health.