RADAR, Boston Act I': February 11th - March 11th, 2018 @artlery160 Gallery, 160 Federal St, Boston, artlery.com/artlery160
RADAR Saratoga Springs Act II: @artlery160 at Harrison-Lobdell Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY: March 15th - May 4th, 2018
January 23–February 10, 2018—Wedeman Gallery, The Yamawaki Art & Cultural Center, Lasell College, 47 Myrtle Avenue, Newton, MA 02466. www.wedemangallery.com
My painting "Returning Home" has been chosen by a designer in this year's Jr. League of Boston's Designer Show House. Exhibition runs: Saturday, October 7 – Sunday, November 5, 2017
NASTY WOMEN BOSTON
Sunday, July 30–Tuesday, September 19, 2017—Centennial Gallery at the Musculoskeletal Center, 4 Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA
In July of 2015, my art and essay were published in "Who's Afraid of Feminism?", a catalogue by the Women's Caucus for Art. It has a vast and amazing collection of works by women centered around this question. The catalogue can be purchased on Amazon by clicking here Women's Caucus for Art or viewed on ISSUU.com published by Karen Gutfreund by following this link http://issuu.com/karengutfreund/docs/whos_afraid_of_feminism_for_issuuRead More
Reading glasses are the one accessory that have come quickly and unexpectedly into my daily living. I'm not complaining, I'm actually grateful that anything can help me see better. My greatest joys in life are based on my ability to see. So when my husband sent me an article on Photojojo lens attachments for the iPhone, I didn't skip a beat --- I went to amazon and a day later my iPhone had reading glasses! The macro lens is addictive. This little piece of glass which is magnetically held over my iPhone lens sees detail that I miss --- and when I look at the photos, I get a rush --- call it love. The world is truly a spectacular place to see.
OK, the above series of photos were taken this past summer. Ahhh, how we long for brilliant color and sweet scents... Seeing how we may be climbing out of the drifts of what was one of our snowiest winters ever, I must single out a few flakes from the billions that buried us for months. Again, you are looking at images taken with my phone with that little $20 magnetic macro lens. It was exhilarating shooting these (sure beat shoveling:)!
I'm constantly blown away with the quality graphics and sound coming out of my son's video games. In the mid 1980's I had an opportunity to work with a cutting edge 3D modeling program, Cubicomp. It took a really, (really) long time to create a 3D model. The program was very expensive, complicated and the rendering times were excruciating. But the result, at that time, was the best that high end professional technology could perform and everyone thought it was cool and cutting edge. It was.
My 12 year old son uses technology, like I used crayons and paints - intuitively and without fear. In his life he's seen great improvements in clarity, performance and speed and I'm sure he's grateful -- but not like me.
I physically "cut" reel to reel film as well as video ! I developed film and prints in a darkroom. I lugged the 20 pound Ikegami camera on one shoulder and carried the just as heavy "portable" 3/4 video tape recorder strapped to the other. I have joyously ushered in smaller and smaller videocams, welcomed with open arms digital SLRs, and have been a Photoshop devotee since 1.0. The transition to non-linear video editing was like pulling the rabbit out of the hat! Yup, I'm grateful. The iPhone I hold in my hand is beyond anything I ever could have imagined and continues to amaze me with each app I buy for a whopping $1.99.
But the leap that the Xbox Kinect made was probably just as earth shattering for gamers -- and once I took a look at what was happening in my living room, it's been blowing my mind as well!
I've seen YouTubers hack Kinect cameras, and can't wait until my son upgrades so I can hack his… but in the meantime, I'll push it's limits gently...
Below are a few test runs of the Kinect sensor modeling my son and myself. My next project is an art installation which will include 3D video projection mapping, using the Kinect sensor I will create an interactive experience melding the physical with the virtual - now in my grateful opinion, that's one big rabbit coming out of that hat!!
My son has a favorite pastime and I am becoming more and more a huge fan myself -- exploring abandoned America. We truck out to defunct schools, hospitals, drive-in movie theaters and what remains of amusement parks (Wonderland, China is on his bucket list - the largest theme park in Asia that never was).
I have to think that his fascination started when he was 5 after seeing the Carsten Höller - AMUSEMENT PARK installation at MASSMOCA. When the elevator doors opened into the Building 5 Gallery, we were all overtaken by the beautiful, somewhat eerie and mesmerizing experience.
In my next large scale series of paintings I am driving towards, into and beyond the abandoned walls that surprise and intrigue. I'll layer references of archeological traces of people and the marks they have left and what time has taken and allowed to remain.
Well at least the part when you can dress, disguise and transform yourself into whatever you'd like even if what you've become cannot cleanly and clearly answer the question, "What are you suppose to be?".
Early this fall, I saw this Chris March Pink Afro at Target and had to have it. I didn't know how it would be used but like most of my artwork, there is one element that ignites the path for the fate of the piece. This day, I was the piece and the wig lead the way. LED flashing tendrils and strobing LED finger tipped gloves helped pull it all together.