Thursday, September 30, 2010

Try try again

My laptop died yesterday. So i am trying to do some mobile blogging. If you are seeing this, I succeeded.

Here is a progress shot of my new painting

Monday, September 20, 2010

Artists on Art

I will be speaking at the University Museum on Thursday, September 30 at noon. I hope you can come!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Reception recap

One of the undergrads took some great photos of the reception. Thanks Jaime!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thank you!

Here is the refreshments table from the opening at the Powerhouse last night. Wayne did such a good job with the jello, shrimp, and hamburgers. I didn't get a lot of photos- I was too busy talking. Thank you to everyone who came out last night- I really appreciated it.


We headed up to Memphis on Friday to Hamlett Dobbins'  show at David Lusk Gallery. DLG is a beautiful space (i would love to show there). Hamlett's work looked outstanding. An opening is not always the best time to see a show (there was a big crowd). I bet Hamlett's work reveals itself over multiple viewings.

To me this work is about layers and the illusion of 3D. The paintings are both flat and dimensional. Hamlett is a painter's painter- his works are about the history of abstract painting (with some goofy shapes and jokes as well).

After the reception, we headed downtown to the Orpheum for some video/public art.

Below is part of the press release for the show. Jill Wissmiller is the artist who orchestrated the largest karyoke screen in Memphis. I loved how the projection kept changing. It was super cool- we need a curious pictures for Oxford. Anybody have any ideas on a good projection building?

Videos will be mixed and modified.
Lots of drawing will be done.
Karaoke will be sung.
And… we may play some Wii.
You too will be able to participate in the crazy.
You just gotta show up to draw up the side of the Orpheum.

This LAVISH display is just this one night -- so don't miss it.

It's all going down thanks to:
The UrbanArt Commission and the Center City Commission
This project is a part of the "Curious Pictures" Series, Winner of the 2010 First Horizon Innovation in the Arts Award.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Floating cakes (or Wayne Thiebaud meets Andy Goldsworthy)

Location: Barton Springs, Austin, Texas

Date: 13th June 2010

Muchas Gracias for Assisting: Nicole DiMucci

Cake Nickname: "Lime Green"

I found this site via C-monster.

"Nine Fake Cakes and Nine Bodies of Water" Final Cut

Nine Fake Cakes & Nine Bodies of Water,
Jacinda Russell
Summer 2010

Location: 3rd Floor Rooftop Swimming Pool, Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky

Date: Sunday 9 May 2010

Muchas Gracias for assisting: Hannah Barnes

Cake Nickname: "Big Pink"

aggressive cakes

This guy resigned from his job with a letter on a cake. I love the intersection of serious and cake. I found this via craftzine.

W. Neil Berrett turned in his letter of resignation on a sheet cake last year, and when People ran the image without properly licensing it from him first, he sent them an invoice... on another cake. I'm with Garth Johnson when he writes, "Lunch time is coming up, and I'm kind of hungry. I didn't license the above photos, so I'm kind of hoping a cease-and-desist cake shows up soon." [via Extreme Craft]

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Slide show

I had some Journalism grad students (Dani Ligato, Eric Griffis, and Lindsay Jordan) contact me about my show at the Powerhouse. They came by when I was hanging the Redneck Stained Glass piece. I chatted with them about my work and they took a ton of pictures. Here is the slide show they put together about the exhibit. They got some great installation shots. I think they did a great job! Thanks!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Redneck Stained Glass

So here is the giant fabric piece. I am not sure what to feel about it, but I love the scale. Come see it in person at the Powerhouse!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lamson at Pierogi

If you are in Brooklyn.... check this work out. My friend Will did a residency in the desert this summer. I have been out to the Mojave, Joshua Tree, and the Salton Sea (my favorite). They are really inspirational. I took a ton of pictures (his pictures look a lot better).

Friday, 10 September, 7-9pm.
Please join us to celebrate the opening of
WILLIAM LAMSON A Line Describing the Sun at The BOILER  |  191 N 14th St W'burg Brklyn

A Line Describing the Sun features a new two-channel video and sculpture created in the Mojave Desert earlier this year. Begun at the Center for Land Use Interpretation's artist-in-residence program in Wendover, Utah, Lamson finished the project in a dry lakebed west of Barstow, California. The video and sculpture are both a record of two day-long performances in which the artist follows the sun with a large Fresnel lens mounted on a rolling apparatus. The lens focuses the sun into a 1,600-degree point of light that melts the dry mud, transforming it into a black glassy substance. Over the course of a day, as the sun moves across the sky, a hemispherical arc is imprinted into the lakebed floor.

The original performance documented in the video produced a 366-foot arc. The sculpture on view in the gallery is a 23-foot scale model of this mark, created using the same apparatus over the same amount of time, only traveling at a slower pace. Lamson excavated the mark by pouring water over it, softening the dry mud on either side of the line and eventually causing the insoluble glass to separate from its muddy surrounding. Over the course of the excavation, the single continuous line broke into hundreds of pieces. Its reconstruction in the gallery simultaneously evokes the geologic record and an archeological relic.

While Lamson's video works have often found him playfully and strenuously interacting with his environment (both in the natural world and in his studio), this new work brings to bear the forces of nature in the act of drawing and mark-making. In this way, it continues the investigations he began with Automatic, a project in which he used wind and ocean currents to power a series of drawing machines. A Line Describing the Sun is part performance, part video work, part earthwork, and part drawing exercise.

This will be Lamson's fourth one-person exhibition with Pierogi. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, and other private collections. His work has been shown in the US and internationally, including at P.S. 1 (NYC) and Franklin Art Works (Minneapolis). He completed his MFA at Bard College and is a recent MacDowell Foundation Fellow.

This project was supported by the Center for Land Use Interpretation artists-in-residence program and a grant from the Experimental Television Center.

Monday, September 6, 2010


We loaded up the paintings today for the long drive to the Powerhouse in Oxford. My show will be up until Oct. 10 and the reception is Sept. 14 from 5-7.

Here is the giant fabric piece from this summer. I wanted to put it up in the space to figure out what else it needed. It needed a giant hole in the middle.

I cut and sewed. I think I made a good choice. I will take it back over to the Powerhouse on Wed. Stay tuned for the "after" shot.

Here this 24' x 9' piece folded up in a chair. This is a big advantage over painting.... hmmm....


My husband is a furniture maker. He made the table above for some of our friends. You can check out the Taylor Custom Furniture blog to see works in progress.

Rebel Express?

It might be a long season... but I love the over the top 18 wheeler.