So much gratitude for teachers that have planted seeds, provided encouragement, asked complex questions and shown interest artists, weirdos, outliers, misfits, wallflowers, wild cards communities that help with feeling seen and heard studio space & studio practice friends and neighbors that come to shows and stay connected discovering the magic of one’s own hidden mysteries,Continue reading “root to rise”
Category Archives: influences
New Jersey Book Arts Symposium
WHAT BOOKS DO BETTER 25TH ANNUAL NEW JERSEY BOOK ARTS SYMPOSIUM @ RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK On November 8, 2019, the twenty-fifth annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium will feature presentations by: Ioulia Akhmadeeva, a Russian-Mexican visual artist, teacher and researcher; Maureen Cummins, founder of the Inanna Press, a recipient of the 2009 Pollock-Krasner Award,Continue reading “New Jersey Book Arts Symposium”
studio visits at VSC residency
I was awarded a Civil Society Institute Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center to participate as an artist-in-residence. I had my first studio visits here with Byron Kim, Jen Bervin and Miguel Luciano. Open Studios, book-spread inspired walls, influenced by writers in-residence… Visual Artists in residency, Vermont Studio Center May 2016 (Barbara White Studios)
a less controlled state of image making
“The tension of the string against the tape led to unpredictable changes in the form of the drawing over the course of it’s lifespan. Initially when I returned home to find a drawing had lost some of it’s structure, drooping or tangled into itself, I felt a disappointment at the loss of the precision ofContinue reading “a less controlled state of image making”
Open Studio This Weekend :)
Jaz Graf Open Studio prints, book arts, and drawings Saturday and Sunday, Oct 18-19 from 12-5pm Merseles Studios – 339 Newark Avenue @5th St, in the Monaco Lock Bldg downtown Jersey City, NJ #69 on the JCAST Map http://www.thejcast.com (with 6 other art studios + resident artists exhibit) My work will also be included inContinue reading “Open Studio This Weekend :)”
Eerily beautiful prints and photo work by Veru Iché. I discovered her work when applying to The Hand Magazine (Iché was featured in Issue #1). I saw it in my dreams last night.
what will you leave behind?
Happy Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). “What Will You Leave Behind?” A project by Thai artist, Nino Sarabutra, features over 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls installed as gallery floor for guests to walk on. Tread lightly!
text flirting in 3-d
As I was skimming Art Press Magazine, I was instantly captivated by the works of Eva Neilsen, a Paris-based artist, combining silkscreen and painting. Neilsen constructs layered images which invoke memories, play on the passage of time and existence. Desolate expanses disclose transient residues of human activity. Subtle washes of color create a shadowy senseContinue reading “mnemonic vistas”
elles / ils
It goes something like this: Sharon Arnold curates an all women show called Elles, exploring the female perspective in art- It was a big success. She then curates a second show, inviting only men to exhibit, called Ils Disent (masculine form meaning “they say”) – welcoming the male view of women in art. Artist, BenContinue reading “elles / ils”
Calm before tomorrow’s storm. Caught a glimpse of Mark Bradford’s work at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in Chelsea. Large scale mixed-media paintings – using a very interesting layering technique and subtractive method. A very physical approach to image-making, with collage elements, stencils, cuts, gouging, and what appears to be sanding of the surface to exposeContinue reading “contemporary excavations”
. . .where you’re madder than I am
elevate / emanate
As I did laundry tonight, one of my neighbors sang. He had to share with me his story about singing in church and how powerful it was today, and how moved he was. And so, I imagine myself here, at the Church of Saint Riquier in Northern France, listening to his song, and gazing up atContinue reading “elevate / emanate”
Went down to New Orleans to attend the SGC International Print Conference. What a tremendous turnout! Extraordinary works on display and an assortment of visionary artists to engage with; all with contagious energy for print! The city of New Orleans itself, is a wonder, dotted with colorful characters, and together, they propel a magical sceneContinue reading ““necessary city””
On the daily commute, I saw lots of people with ash crosses on their foreheads for Ash Wednesday. It got me thinking about James Castle, a deaf, illiterate, self-taught artist who barely ever left his home. His communication skills were limited and few in his family could understand him. His assemblages, drawings and book piecesContinue reading “ash”
It’s easy to get lost wandering through the array of spectacular work on Kate MccGwire’s website. From feathers to bones to gunpowder, she infuses magic into her mesmerizing pieces.
Truly awe inspiring artist books and paper sculpture by Swiss artist, Valerie Buess.
Subtle and sketchy swatches of terrain by May Babcock explore the psychology of place. Refreshing approaches to print and papermaking.
new years resolution: transcend your marks
fight or flight
Fantastic installation and sculptural wonders by Alexandre Jolly.
Inspired by the patterns and colors of wandering around Morocco and Spain, I created a portfolio of 10 stenciled monotype prints. I was awarded an artist residency at Can Serrat, on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, where this collection of work was created. I highly recommend this location for international artists of many disciplines toContinue reading “bon dia”
what I see
Here I am.
by the light of fes
beautiful light at our riad, dar moula, in fes.
Gorgeous installation of collected wish flowers….look up and dream!
Fri, Sat and Sun have been jam packed with amazing arts events! This weekend is Jersey City Artists Studio Tours. Selections from the 2010 GRAF X-change are on exhibit at the Grassroots Community Space. A visit to the NY Art Book Fair @ MOMA PS1 was intoxicating and stimulating. An impressive collection of books andContinue reading “busy weekend!”
basket sculpture #1
My time at WSW was incredibly productive and restorative. The community of artists, instructors, staff and interns were all insightful and warm. Amazing things go on at WSW! I was honored to have Kirstin Demer, a handpapermaker and bookbinder, as my instructor. I learned how to make paper from abaca, flax and thai kozo. ExploringContinue reading “basket sculpture #1”
Scientist and Printmaker, Janet Yagoda Shagam creates finely detailed prints with hints of the natural world, emotional turbulence and layers of process. She frequently uses multiple plates and techniques in combination to create an image. “Weathering” is a fundamental theme which she explores quite literally and conceptually. Simply extraordinary!
Stunning works by Ben Butler – drawings, prints and sculpture – I love his aesthetic.
The sickest assortment of altered books I’ve ever seen!@ Brian Dettmer has a solo show on view in Chelsea at Kinz + Tillou Fine Art thru June 11th.
i heart your skull
Celebrate the first annual SKULL APPRECIATION DAY on June 4th 2011!!! Buy this rad limited edition silk screened poster for 10 bux! I’m luvin these lover skullies 🙂 Awww.
Gorgeous elephant ear obsessions by Sue Abramson…some recent work on view thru July 24th 2011 at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburg, PA.
Denise Bibro Fine Art has a show coming up I’ve got to check out! Exquisite Interruption opens June 2nd 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Featuring the abstract works of Don Kimes. Years ago, Kimes’ home had a flood, destroying a lifetime of work and photographs. He scanned these remains and printed them onto canvas or paper,Continue reading “ghosts”
a play on function
charming works by Robert Wechsler! one of my favorites! also check out the altered iron and musical mouse cage!
I once heard an old man in a wheelchair yell “Take me Home where I belong!” I have stolen this phrase from him and continue to use it often. That’s how I feel most of the time. When I spotted this painting by Jeremy Geddes– It seemed to say the same thing.
i am obsessed with this song. i love this friggin song. im gonna play it again now. http://theocmd.com/2011/01/31/alexander-ebert-truth/
i love everything about this show, i have visited several times. its almost over…
when the bread gets old n stale, feed the dux
a holes i heart
A typographic experiment of the A-Holes. by Alberto Garcia. ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ Limited Edition of 50 Signed & Numbered 11×24 in ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉Continue reading “a holes i heart”
xoxoxo Ester Partegàs
WHY do i love this print? oh yeah, cuz its Organized Fries! Diggin the recent work of Ester Partegas…check out this installation at C.Grimes Gallery in NYC. She made this wallpaper for the starchy white gallery and hung inkjets of torn paper collages.
O I L +Water=
These prints were screen printed with oil from the Gulf of Mexico disaster. Limited edition -all profits are donated to CRLC (Coalition to Restore coastal Louisiana). Very cool indeed!
hunting + gathering
Thru the eyes of Aldwyth
Artist Aldwyth creates highly detailed, large-scale collage works which are conglomerates of art history, encyclopedia and magazine images. Basically anything she can get her hands on, she will glue some eyes on!!! A feast for the eye, really. Visually stunning.
Look at fruit thru magnetic resonance imaging technology video.
i was tickled pink when i stumbled on this great outdoor art installation/sculpture while web surfing. it was created by a group called gelitin, which is comprised of 4 artists. the artists spent 5 years knitting a giant pink rabbit which resides in a small town near the italian alps. the rabbit was created aContinue reading “big happiness”
Koshi Kawachi breathes new life into old comics. he calls it “manga farming.” and i am in love with it!
fresh takes on print at philagrafika
i went to philly to check out philagrafika – an exposition of all things print. was really impressed to see such new techniques and innovations in the printmaking arena. i saw silkscreens as 3-d objects, color prints on ceramic sculpture, giant print installations, print incorporated with video…i felt really inspired by artist oscar munoz andContinue reading “fresh takes on print at philagrafika”
recently discovered the illustrations of Fernando Forero – this artist has some wicked style! im dying to get my hands on Bestiary – a book of his imagined creatures. these manifestations are truly fantastical.