Ongoing and Upcoming
Here's a quick look at events and exhibitions that are happening now or are in the offing.
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 is at the Freedman Gallery at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, August 31-December 17, 2021, and will conclude its tour at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut, in Fall 2023
The exhibition, curated by Rebecca DiGiovanna, is an intergenerational grouping that highlights the role of women in abstraction. Click to view a catalog of the exhibition.
Below, my Swipe 11, 2016, oil on 300-lb. Fabriano hotpress, 30 x 22 inches (framed: 34 x 26 inches).
Digital: AAA Prints 2012–2019
Digital is at the Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts of Western Connecticut State universary, Danbury,, October 21 – December 5, 2021.
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. Click for gallery information.
Below, my Weave, 2019, image field 8 x 8 inches on 13 x 11 paper. A PDF of the exhibition catalog may be viewed here
Online: Stripes--the whole idea
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.
Ongoing: The Boston Drawing Project
Bewlow, my Silk Trail 337, unique digital print on 11 x 8.5 inch archival paper.
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