Saturday, March 28, 2009

Anne Bagby

I just had the pleasure of seeing an exhibit of Anne Bagby's "Prototypes" at the Artist's Showplace. Wow, is it amazing work! Here is her website. Also, you can download an article about her from the Artist's Magazine here. Scroll down to find where you can register for the site and read the article (permission granted by the Artist's Magazine).

In person, her work is so dimensional and has an incredible amount of depth. She layers hand made papers, paint, images, drawing and sometimes more dimensional material such as wood to create her collages. Some are stitched as well, sometimes with a sewing machine and other times with looped yarn. The Prototype work I saw was figurative, decorative and she also had several pieces that focused on typography. There is so much going on in these small pieces (they were all 12" x 12") that I went back around the room several times to take it all in. Here is another link with some images of her work. Highly recommended.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Artwork from 2005

3 Ravens, 12" x 12", 2005, images, pattern pieces, acrylic

X's and circles, 12" x 12", 2005, found papers, pattern pieces, acrylic

I'd like to thank Sandy in the UK for her wonderful comment on my last post. If you don't know Sandy's work, she does amazing art to wear as well as teaching and creating 2D work. Check out her blog here.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Recommended blog posts

I enjoy reading the blog posts from Ed Winkleman. He owns a gallery in NYC and shares good information for artists. Ed has written several posts on gallery representation including this one.

Second, is Joanne Mattera's review of fiber at the Armory Show. Joanne is a big supporter of work in fiber. Go read her review and see examples of the work here. Also, pay attention to the last line of her first paragraph for some very good advice.

Finally, this morning I read a post by Loretta at pomegranates and paper. Read her post here. Loretta was writing about her daughter going to art school and whether or not in these economic times it makes sense for her daughter to pursue this kind of career. Good advice and good comments, too - read Paintdiva's comment in particular.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Recommendation - Judy Pfaff

"N.Y.C. - B.Q.E." Judy Pfaff, 1987, painted steel, plastic laminates, fiberglass, wood, paint, lawn furniture and awnings, 15 x 35 x 9 inches. From the Art21 site:

Judy and her artwork are featured in Season 4 of Art: 21.