Showing posts from October, 2009

video on embedded light exhibition

This is a nice tour of the exhibition with some low-key commentary, particularly on the techniques involved in various pieces. It's a lovely way to see the show! The video is by Gilda Snowden, a Detroit artist, art professor and curator.

article about Embedded LIght

Here in the by K. Michelle Moran. Nice to see this show getting attention!

Embedded Light write-up at GPAA

There's a nice post about the Embedded Light show at the Grosse Pointe Art Center with a few pictures from the opening. The opening was well attended. The center is in a new space as of this year and has just hired a new director. While they are an old organization all of the changes make it feel young and newly energized. There is clearly a lot happening there and I hope it will continue to evolve. It's great to see a Michigan arts organization putting energy and effort into encaustic and national shows. I'm well aware of how much work it takes to put together such exhibitions so kudos to Birgit Huttemann-Holz for making it happen.

Artists in the show:

Shelly Gilchrist
Lucia O Enriquez
Lisa Frank
Leslie Sobel, 3rd prize
Bill Dillon
Alix Christian, honorable mention
MJ Selzer, 1st prize
Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch
Christine Towner
Rae Broyles
Sherrie Posternak, honorable mention
Rodney Thompson, honorable mention
Mark Lavatelli, honorable mention
Elisabeth Burkholder
Binnie Birsten

MadeINTERationally - exhibition at Slusser Gallery

Curated by Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez and Doug Hesseltine
Slusser Gallery, School of Art and Design University of Michigan Ann Arbor
until October 9, 2009

This is a big show - 16 artists in a range of media from paint, scultpture to video. The focus of the show is a commonality of experience: artists who have spent significant time internationally and how it informs their work. It’s a terrific show and is beautifully installed as well. The work is organic, mature and engaging and the installation intelligently allows the art to speak to each other making the whole stronger and more interesting yet.

The work ranges from Nora Venturelli’s lyrical nudes and Jordi L√≥pez-Alert’s conte drawings on brown paper to highly abstract ceramics by John and Susanne Stephenson and Georgette Zirbes. The organic abstracted forms of the ceramics play beautifully off of Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez’s paintings and Takeshi Takahara’s intaglio prints on an interesting range of substrates incl…

Embedded Light national encaustic show

Yesterday I delivered my three pieces to this national encaustic show juried by Chris McCauley. The exhibition is at the Grosse Pointe Art Center and the opening is Friday October 9 from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Here are my pieces in the show:

Greenland - ice and water, 18 x 24", encaustic & mixed media

breakthrough melt, 24 x 24", encaustic & mixed media

Greenland - melting channels, 24 x 24", encaustic & mixed media on panel

It looks like it will be an interesting exhibition with a wide range of work.