Unity of Opposites

From Zea Mays Printmaking’s website:

It all started with a quote (which will be revealed at the opening reception)

Two artists, one from Zea Mays Printmaking and another from the Peregrine Press (Portland, ME), created prints inspired by the quote. Once completed, the two prints were sent to another three artists from each of the organizing studios, those six prints to 19 other artists until 75 artists had responded to each other over the course of five months. Each new “generation” of artists made their original print inspired by anything from the previous generation’s pieces, be it a subject matter, mood, color, the quality of a line, or a combination of many aspects of the pieces.

The final 75 prints will be exhibited at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, MA. from October 4 – 30, 2016 with a reception on October 14, 5-8 PM and again at the Institute of Contemporary Art Gallery at Maine College of Art in Portland, ME. from February 1 – March 4, 2017 with a reception on February 3, 5-8 PM.


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10.08.201610.08.2016 Always stuffing stuff that can be stuffed.

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I started my 2 week residency at The Studios at MASS MoCA last Friday.

Silent Auction

whole cloth and not so whole cloth

02.14.2016 Should I make another Kate Bush/Wuthering Heights joke about how co-o-o-old it was? Nah.

 


 

 

02.14.2016 Keeping Busy catalog by Esther White and designed by Trevor Powers

Below is the list and links of artists in the show besides myself. Are you around Western, MA? This show is really pretty thoughtful and the work is solid, if I do say so myself. Please make a stop in Northampton and go on in the Historic Northampton to check it out.

Ooo and Marie from the museum pulled out ephemera relating to the Lambie family from the archives. This is displayed in a little cabinet before one enters the gallery.

Thanks.

Anna Slezak

Annie Sollinger

Kat Howard

Lucy Tainor

can’t win ’em all

01.23.2016 Meant to make yogurt ended up with a light cheese.

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A gentle reminder that Take A Seat! opens this Wednesday January 27, 5-7 PM.

Take A Seat!

University Museum of Contemporary Art

UMASS Amherst

January 28 – February 28, 2016

Opening Reception – January 27, 5-7 PM

Fundraising Party and Silent Auction – February 28, 5-7:30 PM

 

 

A project in progress.

11.08.2015 proof on paper

small circles

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These are etching proofs for a book I am working on for February 2016. I was invited by Esther White to participate in a show at the Historic Northampton Museum. The show is based around the Henrietta Lambie Crazy Quilt in the museum’s collection.

I am printing on fabric and making a soft book. It will be a mix of etching and digital prints with stitching and pieces of fabric I have been saving. Sounds like a hot mess, but I think it will work.

At first it is hard to tell that the quilt is a mourning quilt. It is a pretty straight forward looking crazy quilt. But looking closer there are little hints peppered throughout the quilt that speak in the language of Victorian mourning. Henrietta Lambie lost two of her daughters in the year she made this quilt. She had started the quilt as a memorial to 5 year old Ethel who passed away in April of 1884. Then before the quilt was finished 2 year old Emily died in August.

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I visited the family’s grave plot in September. They are buried in Main Street Cemetery.

This has been a strange project to have started during the first year of my own daughter’s life.

Flora and Fauna for a Home (restraint)

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Flora and Fauna for a Home (restraint)

 

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s UMCA (University Museum of Contemporary Art) has turned 40. Take A Seat! is and exhibition and silent auction of chairs modified by local artists and designers to benefit the museum and its programing.

“Flora and Fauna for a Home (restraint)” is the chair that I did. You can see it this month at the Northampton branch of the UMASS 5 College Credit Union. The show at UMCA is January 27 – February 28, 2016.

 

 

THE A.P.E. MICROWORKS ALUM SHOW

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“A Homemaker’s Habitat”

I have three small piece’s in the A.P.E alumni show this December.

THE A.P.E. MICROWORKS ALUM SHOW

December 17 – January 4
Reception:  Friday, December 18:  5-8 pm
Curated by Kathy Couch

A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery
126 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 12-5
Friday: 12-8
Closed Monday

Long Shadow Time

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11.24.2013 You can not see me, please.

11.23.2013 Yes!

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I am participating in ECA’s 5th Annual Small Works Show

The exhibit will run from December 5 – December 16 and is free and open to the public.

ECA+
43 MAIN STREET
EASTHAMPTON, MA 01027
(413) 527-8278

Receptions: The Small Works Show will open with the Light Up the Arts Holiday Bash on December 5, 2013, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and there will be an artists’ reception during Art Walk Easthampton on December 14, 5-8 p.m.

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You can see these things in a very warm space.

Open Studios at 1 Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA

Friday Dec. 6 – Sunday Dec. 8 noon – 5pm

I am in studio 3-32, please come by if you are in the area.