Friday, August 26, 2011

Studio Visit

I am expecting a curator to visit my studio tomorrow. The piece he is interested in is Not to Know, But to Go On, my daily stitching. I'm considering how to join the panels together. Each panel holds about two weeks.





The paintings I had up for the July art tour have been relegated to a corner.











I also want to show him One Hundred Views of Wikwemikong - sketches that I've pulled out of journals from when we first moved to the island. I was enthralled by my view of the far shore across Manitowaning Bay. In a rush, I would write down the colours as they changed so extremely from hour to hour. This is a brand new piece.

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

To me, it's perfectly understandable that the curator is interested in your daily stitching. It's...well...so serene and powerful. Magical too.

Nancy said...

Wow, congratulations on having such a wonderful, varied body of work to share. It would certainly be hard to choose!

Serena said...

well i'm extremely proud and it's well deserved. if i were a curator i'd take it all....before someone else does. your works are truly monumental and yet retain a flavor of the traditional...which makes it work even...no especially, work that a regular person feels moved by...the most basic blue collar joe sees that as art, and that's not the norm. way to go judy!

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Judy Judy Judy - What visionary work! here are some visionary quotes to enjoy while waiting to be curated (one is mine) - “Not even the visionary or mystical experience ever lasts very long. It is for art to capture that experience, to offer it to, in the case of literature, its readers; to be, for a secular, materialist culture, some sort of replacement for what the love of god offers in the world of faith.” -Salman Rushdie-

"I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side". -Steven Wright-

"(•ªº“¥©∂∑´ƒå∑¨øπ“) I just discovered the alt option on the keyboard. I'm a stumble-upon visionary who sometimes trips into the right place." -Ms-

Sweetpea said...

That is a wall to be reckoned with.

Penny Berens said...

How did it go? Sounds terrifying to me!

liniecat said...

Fingers crossed for you. It is magical as Jennifer says.

Velma said...

i hope this visit went well. i read it tonight, after, but i am still hoping and sending good thoughts.

Judy Martin said...

Thanks for the comments and support. Really, thanks very much.

The visit did go well.

He asked me: "What do you really really want? What is your ideal?"

He said: "It's not your job to worry about touring your exhibit. That is the job of the art gallery. You just make the art, that's hard enough."

I'm still thinking about it all. So thanks for your good wishes.

Els said...

What a wonderful (and massive) work when all is coming together!
Great the curator's visit went so well!
Good luck Judy!

Gwen Buchanan said...

wow...so much work.. and so beautiful...

...your work reminds me of when I used to weave rag rugs..oh how I loved doing them...

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

This curator is intelligent! My best wishes in your work with them!

lynda Howells said...

Hi Jusays so much. x lynda xdy..been away awhile through illness but am back now and going through your entries. Wow and everything everybody else has said. Love the last piece ..so simple but