Ongoing and Upcoming
Here's a quick look at events and exhibitions that are happening now or are in the offing. Prior exhibitions with an online presence remain posted.
Opening July 27, 2023
Artists Talking: Conversationsin Paper and Paint
Where: A group show at the Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, through September 15
About: Conventional thinking is that artists work on paper to develop ideas and then turn to canvas or panel to see them through. Sometimes that is the case. For many artists, however, working on paper is a parallel pursuit, complete in its own right. In this summer exhibition, we draw from both camps. The conversations range from quiet dialogues to raucous back-and-forths.
Tutto 17, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches
Riz 11, 2020, oil and oil pastel on 300-lb. Fabriano, 14.25 x 14.25 inches
Online: The Exquisite Corpse
The Surrealist drawing game has been updated by Deanna Sirlin, artist and editor of the Atlanta-based The Art Section, an online journal of art and cultural commentary. Sirlin invited 28 artists to contribute a body part--head, torso, or lower extremity--which she then put together into nine exquisite corpses (or cadavres exquise, as the Surrealists called them).
Writes Sirlin: "The history of this process dates from 1925, when Yves Tanguy, Jacques Prévert, André Breton, and Marcel Duchamp created a poem collectively. Each wrote down a noun, an adjective, a verb, an adverb, and an object to create a sentence. The line of poetry that resulted was, “Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouvea” (“the exquisite corpse will drink the new wine”). Le Cadavre Exquis /The Exquisite Corpse was born. Visual artists adopted the process and made Exquisite Corpse drawings. Each artist added a body part by drawing or collaging, folding or covering the paper so the next artist could not see what was done before."
My chromatic torso is shown here, sandwiched between Lesley Dill's head and David Humphrey;s legs. You can read and see more here.
Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artists, 1936-Present
Blurring Boundaries has been traveling under the auspices of International Arts and Artists (tour schedule here). It is at the LSA Museum of Art, Baton Rouge from July 14-October 23, 2022, and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, December 3, 2022-February 26, 2023. The exhibition will conclude its nine-venue,, five year tour at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut, from May 7-September 10, 2023.
The exhibition, curated by Rebecca DiGiovanna, is an intergenerational grouping that highlights the role of women in American abstraction. Click to view a catalog of the exhibition.
Click for installation views at the inaugural exhibition
My Swipe 11, 2016, oil on 300-lb. Fabriano hotpress, 30 x 22 inches (framed: 34 x 26 inches), shown below in situ at the Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Kentucky
American Abstract Artists: Digital Prints, 2012-2019 traveled to numerous academic galleries and museums in the United. It is now viewable online.
Since its first exhibition in 1937, American Abstract Artists has used printmaking as a platform to both introduce and document the work of its members and to expand the vocabulary of abstraction to an ever-increasing audience. This print portfolio tradition began with the celebration of the organization’s first anniversary and was followed decades later by marking AAA’s fiftieth, sixtieth, and seventy-fifth anniversaries.
My Weave, 2019, image field 8 x 8 inches on 13 x 11 paper
Online: Stripes--the whole idea
Silk Road 480, 2020, encaustic on panel, 24 x 24 inches
Stripes, curated by Edith Newhall, is the second in a series of online exhibitions presented by American Abstract Artist. This exhibition, which examines the history and endless possibilities of the stripe in abstract art, features works by Gabriele Evertz, James Juszczyk, Don Porcaro, Mary Schiliro, Melissa Staiger, Kim Uchiyama, and myself.
Curator Edith Newhall is a writer, independent curator, and art critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
View the online exhibition here.
Recent installations at Addington Gallery, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, and Arden Gallery
Chromatic Geometry 20 at Miller White FIne Arts; Pique 2 at Marcia Wood Gallery; and Riz 13 at Odetta