I’m working on paintings on unstretched linen. In between studios, I’m in the back yard building and erasing and building up layers of acrylic and magazine pages, letting rain and sun and leaves and blades of grass change everything. They are kind of harsh and sunstruck like the light I’m working in. I can’t keep it up for much longer because it’s not an easy light to be in.
In July I got to talk about art and activism with Father Michael Perry at The Painting Center in NYC. I shared the work of Jae Jarrell, Mike Hot-Pence, Anthony Atamanuik, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Guillermo Gallindo, Betty Beaumont, Theaster Gates, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Yoko Ono, Olafur Eliasson and a few more. Examples of transformative art and action. Art takes us new places and then some. Father Michael Perry is a great guy who is working in the community who wants to make the world better and increase empathy, understanding and healing. Thank you so much to Bill Hochhausen for presenting the conversation during the Painting Center’s exhibit Fight or Flight. Great to meet you and Father Perry and talk through these issues together! Thank you so much for my friends for being there, and for the artists from the show and gallery for attending. I appreciated you all being there so much.
Happy Summer Group Show: happy to be included in Animal Architects curated by Donna Payton at the Monmouth Museum through September 3 2017. a lot of interesting ideas in the room. I’m showing 3 paintings and a bunch of sculptures made from electrical wires.
Looking forward to more Overflow which is the ongoing conversation I’m having with Martha Lewis, Melissa Marks, Laura Watt. Stay tuned for the next show as the conversation takes the form of installation, drawing and sculpture.
I joined Soho20 this year, to exhibit my art in a feminist collective in Brooklyn. Is there not a better time to join a feminist collective in Brooklyn? I think there is not.
Other things are coming up. Details to follow.
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