Monday, November 26, 2012

work in progress, fall 2012

A few entries back I posted about some of the Lenore Tawney materials I received, and that I would soon be making an embroidery piece with the small round boxes. Here are a couple of images, captured by the lovely Zoë Bare, taken during the opening of our work in progress exhibition on October 19th. I will be reworking the installation, and future exhibitions will no longer include the shelf - all of the pieces will be meant for the wall from now on. 

This time I'll carry these with me. (after Lenore Tawney)
boxes owned by Tawney, silk thread, linen

Here are a couple of more images of my work from the work in progress exhibition, these images taken by Sean Whener.

After the sun burned her eyes she found her way.

A new piece, shown here in progress. 
Once the wondrous vastness filled us (Comet of Coggia, 1874),
Now we fill the wondrous vastness (Trackable Space Debris, 2012).

This piece is currently taking up the majority of my time and energy, as I am finally creating my first-ever embroidery animation. I cannot wait to finish it and share it with you! 

 Lastly I would like to share my excitement that my piece showing at the Center for Contemporary Art, from them or you or the stars and their voices, was awarded third place! Thank you very much to the juror, Edwin Ramoran.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Manual Autonomy: Mary Smull

This past Thursday was the opening reception for the show my friend Sarah Hulsey and I curated - a solo exhibition of the needlepoint work of artist Mary Smull. Her gallery talk was presented in a question and answer format, with Sarah and I having a conversation with her about her work. I can hardly describe to you how happy we both were to share Mary's work with the UArts community, and to share in this experience with Mary. Please take a moment to look through her website to study her amazing work further.

Thank you to the UArts Alumni Association for their generous funding of the exhibition and event, to our professor Julianna Foster who guided us along the way and suggested Mary's work to us in the first place, to our professor Mary Phelan for accepting our proposal for the gallery space, and to everyone who made it out for the reception!

All photos taken by our friend and classmate, Kunyoung Chang. Thanks, Kunyoung!