Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Faculty Show

Backyard, 2010
drawings: gouache, colored pencil, and gesso on paper

sculptures: plaster, gesso, gouache, found objects

Fall quarter has started at Sinclair, which means it's time for the art department faculty show.

Last year, the installation I constructed - an homage to Matisse's Pink Studio - was kind of a spectacular failure. I had construction issues, problems with working in the tight triangular space of the Hypotenuse Gallery, as well as the basic insanity of trying to use lots of new materials and processes within a short amount of time. It was a good reminder that failure is part of the process of art making - although usually I prefer to make my mistakes less publicly!

So this year, I wanted to tackle installation again, while streamlining my ideas.

The new bamboo floor in the Triangle Gallery shows off the sculptural elements of this work better than the old ratty carpet. I'm fairly pleased with how the drawings and sculptures relate considering I haven't done anything sculptural since undergrad. The drawings and sculptures are an outgrowth of the Convenient Landscape series - a response to artifacts of a consumer culture. Once I get some more detailed images I'll post them.

For those of you in the area, the opening reception for the show will be this Thursday, September 16th, from 5pm - 6:30pm.

Sinclair Community College's Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery is on the 4th Floor of Building 13, at 444 W. Third Street, Dayton, OH.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ice Cream Series, Splash, 2010
gouache, colored pencil and gesso on paper
9" x 12"

Color Extend at Gallery 510 got some nice press! Here's a link to Pam Dillion's review of the show in the Dayton Daily News.

Artists inspired by daily travels and trash


Wetlands, 2010
gouache on clayboard
11" x 14"

will be on display at the Sangfroid Invitational Exhibition, curated by Amy Kollar Anderson.

The show will be on view from September 11 – October 29, 2010, with an opening reception on September 11, from 4-7pm. The event will be held in the At Peace Massage and Wellness Center, 8605 North Dixie Drive – Suite D, in Dayton.

I'm looking forward to seeing the show, paticipating artists are: Erin Holscher Almazan, Pam Adams, Amy Kollar Anderson, Laine Bachman, Julie Beyer, Bridgette Bogle, Matt Burgy, Christina Dendy, Amy Dockum, Diane Dover, Peter Frederick, Joyce Genari, Scott Gibbs, Terry Glass, Cathy Jeffers, Rick Jurus, Jean Koeller, Richard Malogorski, Ryan Mccullough, Trish McKinney, Marsha Pippenger, Mike Puckett, Sarah Puckett, Loretta Puncer, Heather Lea Reid, Francis Schanberger, Rose Schultz, Andrea Starkey, Doug Taylor, Lesley Walton, Terry Welker

A pretty good line up!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Heathcliff it's me, Cathy

Wuthering, Wuthering, Wuthering Heights
water-soluble oil on canvas, 2010
40" x 40"

Wuthering, Wuthering, Wuthering Heights got a shout out on an all things
Brontë blog. They are correct in the assumption that the piece is inspired by the incomparable Kate Bush. She would be amazing even without the mime-dancing.

Of course I love the gothic novel by Emily Bronte as well. Tragic romance is always good. Wuthering is a Yorkshire term for bad weather - fitting for the painting I think.