Both sides yin. No yang.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Saturday, December 07, 2013
|Cloud Over Water, Paterson Ewen 1979. Acrylic and Metal on gouged plywood|
I visited this painting by Canadian Artist Paterson Ewen (1925 - 2002) again last weekend.
It is one of my favourites in the Art Gallery of Ontario's permanent collection.
Because those marks had everything to do with the emotional connection from artist to viewer that comes with the sense of touch.
My sister Nancy came to Manitoulin to see Dad and we met in Toronto first.
Nancy's an artist and has two web sites. Here and here.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
warm, heavy, useful, brave
wool, pieced, slashed, bundled, felted, layered, blanket stitched, quilted
Craft Ontario '13. It felt fantastic to see it from the street, beckoning city folk in to the white space with its rough red heart.
Christopher Reid Flock's paperclay sculpture, similar in more ways than colour. He used slab construction to create a new piece, which he then dropped. The resulting pieces re-assembled made something newer. More interesting.
Marianne Burlew's Limb 1, an organic sculpture that looks as if it began as a sleeve, but changed along the way into a three dimensional wall mounted oval. Larger, stranger. circuit wire crochet.
She survived the slashing.
In fact the mending stitches made her stronger, more self-aware.
All those bundles tied and stitched?
They survived the drowning.
They survived the drowning.
In fact, felting made her more interesting.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
|perfect day December 30, 2000|
|perfect day January 3, 2001|
|perfect day January 11, 2001|
|perfect day January 13, 2001. Also creative day.|
|extra perfect day, also creative January 14, 2001|
Monday, November 11, 2013
|Agnes Martin acrylic and pencil paintings, 2012 installation at Dia: Beacon|
You have to not try hard.
Just be in the mood for the truth to come.
A small happy state of mind.
It will come into your mind, what to do."
|Happiness, 1999 60 inches square, acrylic on canvas|
"People who live by inspiration say "I have to sleep on it"
People call me a mystic but I'm not any different.
You're not a mystic when you respond to beauty.
Trust - Absolute trust."
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Thursday, November 07, 2013
Art Gallery of Sudbury in January 2014. I've been to the gallery to discuss the installation with curatorial staff. It will be beautiful. The gallery is in an old house and the exhibition will take up both exhibition spaces on the two floors.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Stapled to their spars
The earth is wound
From shadowed terrors
poem by Barry Sheinkoph
artwork by :
Anong Beam - bowl
Tom Benner - paper study and wood sculpture from exhibition Call of the Wild
Gloria Putumiraqtaq - embroideries (from baker lake)
Moi - work in progress
Thursday, October 31, 2013
While it's nice to look back on, I do not miss the Halloween hoopla. Be safe and have fun everyone.