Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Boston aka Sweet Tea Party

Tara Donovan, styrofoam cups and hot glue

I am just finishing up my whirlwind trip to Boston. I have a show at Framingham State College. Today, I met with the senior seminar class, gave a lecture, and had a reception. Whew.....

I also had a great Japanese dinner with a friend from Vermont, Amanda Fiedler.

The best part... the ICA Boston. Tim (the gallery director at Framingham) and I headed into Boston to check out the Tara Donovan show. It was incredible (she just won the MacArthur Genius Grant). She uses really mundane materials to create these really sublime, beautiful and in some cases psychedelic installations. Tara's work doesn't photograph well, but it truly amazing in person. I needed to see a good show..... back to MS and back to the studio in the morning.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I am famous (kind of)

Check out this review by Katherine Fields about the show at Meek. You have to scroll down and download the OxfordTown. I am on page 13. She made some interesting points about "Pop goes the weasel."

My favorite part is the following---

"Haney's concepts, compositions, and material choices evoke th spirit of artists who were enraptured with the Pop Art movement, a movement in art that garnered contemporary culture as a vehicle for art making. Haney's paintings are reminiscent of Gerhard Richter's photo paintings, Wayne Thiebaud's desserts, and Bridget Riley's optical illusionistic treatment of line and shape."

Thanks Katherine!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Gallery 130, Meek Hall, Oxford, MS

I am having a 2 person show with Jimmy Tollison in Meek Hall until Oct. 31. Here is a sneak peek. The gallery is open from 8-5 Monday through Friday. The reception/ artist's talk is Thursday, Oct. 30 from 4-6. We are in talks about "themed" food for the reception...
Thanks to the grad students/ gallery crew who did all the heavy lifting!

Beer Sweater!

Here's the pattern