Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
I created this 12" x 12" collage entitled "Wisdom" for the 12 x 12 exhibit at the Modern Eden Gallery at 403 Francisco St. in San Francisco. ArtSpan, the non-profit agency sponsoring Open Studios, arranged for a number of venues ( Super Hubs ) to showcase artists participating in this year's Open Studios.This exhibit runs from Oct. 15 to Nov.2 with an opening reception on Oct.19 from 6 - 10 pm.
The collage is on a gessoed wood panel made Canadian birch with an alder frame. It makes for an elegant and substantial presentation. Below is another interpretation of the same subject- I think the border looks like one of the wonderful embroideries the Mexican women wear so flamboyantly.
This new collage is for a poster for Open Studio on Nov. 2 and 3. Musing on various titles, I've come up with "Adoration", " Terra" and "Territory ". It's composed of snippets of my other paintings as well as magazine photos collaged together. Last night, I watched a documentary on Romare Bearden, "Bearden Plays Bearden" ."What you forget is more important than what you remember" struck me as a profound observation insight. I'll definitely be using some of the techniques I saw him use.