Saturday, January 30, 2010

Let's Talk About Love, Baby!

My friend, Chido Johnson, invited me to participate in a group show, "Let's Talk About Love, Baby".

Here are the details (in case you are in the Detroit area)
EXHIBITION: The Art of the Artist’s Book DATES: January 8 –April 4, 2010 LOCATION: Oakland University Art Gallery, Department of Art and Art History, College of Arts and Sciences, 208 Wilson Hall, 2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester, MI 48309-4401, (248) 370-3005, OTHER PROJECTS BY OTHER ARTISTS: Lynne Avadenka, Matthew Barney, IAIN BAXTER& ,Christian Boltanski, Susan Goethel Campbell, Sir Anthony Caro, Vija Celmins, Ed Fraga, Jane Hammond, Dennis Michael Jones, R. B. Kitaj, David Lambert, Ronald Allen Leax, Donald Lipski, Kathleen McShane, Eric Mesko, Sabrina Nelson, Matthew Shlian, Kiki Smith, Michael E. Smith, Jill Sylvia, Stella Waitzkin, Kara Walker, Peter Williams (WOW- this is a great list)
Here is a video from the exhibition.

This is my starting point. I found this at the DAV in memphis.
My cover...

The back
I read the book (it took about 45 minutes from start to finish). I used images of cakes and pies that pop out of the book and obscure the "interesting" parts.

Here is some press from the show...

oakland post
detroit news

slow and steady

Here is a progress shot. It is not going to take much longer.... I think I am going to title it "Central Perky" or "Unicorny" What do y'all think?

Here are some flowers I got for the opening from Kevin, my parents and grandmother. They are from Oxford Floral and I love them. So many interesting shapes, textures, and colors....

Thursday, January 28, 2010

the event....

Here are some pictures from Tuesday's event. I had such a good time! Thanks to all of you who came out.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Oxford Town

I made the cover of the Oxford Town. It is a really nice article with lots of images. If you want to check it out, scroll down to the bottom of the Oxford Eagle's web page. Unfortunately, you have to download the whole pdf....

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Truckee Truck!

Kevin and I loaded up some paintings for the show at the University Museum. Boy, it was cold this morning. My sweet husband is ingenious- I would've never tried moving them vertically. Luckily, we live about a mile from the museum and we went really slow.

Here is my banner in front of the museum on University Avenue. I love it!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

ahhhh... studio time

I am painting away! Painting shiny plastic is so much fun. I am kind of dreading the negative space.

This painting might as well be my ode to Jeff Koons. Jeff Koons is one of those artists that you really want to hate. However (like Andy Warhol) his work gets better the more you think about it. The questions he asks about contemporary culture, the nature of consumerism, and the role
of the artist are very interesting. I am going to make a contreversial prediction... in 100 years when historians are trying to visual represent the 1990s and 2000s- they are going to use Jeff Koons.