11 September 2006
drawing a day ~ week 48
holy moly 4 weeks to go. i can definitely see the light at the end of this tunnel. i have already been scheming what to do instead of these... i have a couple of plans with a fellow blogger or two . i've got to stay busy after all !! this week is pretty sparse and monochromatic again. it's funny how i waiver from things being matchy matchy to colorful. i'm staring to liken it to breathing - both feel natural - one is inhale one is exhale.
one opening down! woo. it's funny because i always feel out of sorts at my own openings. it's so nice that people come - look at the work - say nice things.... but i'm always just kind of waiting for them to end. i was super duper happy that lisa came by... and she wore her green shoes [i was wearing mine! actually i was all in green]. i'm pretty honored to be in this show... the 3 other artists lisa kokin , lauren gibbes , and andrew phares are artists whose work i really admire.
my favorite conversation of the night was with this one curator. he's doing a show on the influence of japanese art and asked if i might be interested. he wondered if i felt like there were similarities between my work and japanese art. i told him that often i look at my compositions and then look at traditional screens/scrolls/ink drawings and notice that my sense of space and placement matches up. and not purposefully [meaning i'm not looking at something and trying to mimic it]. obviously cultures have aesthetics but i wonder what the root of that is. where do your thoughts on space, color, style come from - is there some "gene" that draws you to a certain aesthetic? do you get pulled in one direction or another from an internal sense? i started thinking about what if i actually did try to re-make traditional japanese prints or art with my vocabulary. can i tell the tales of genji with doilies????
also... look :: a wee bit of press ::
this is in 7x7 magazine . the mentioning of the polaroids really tickles me...
i am going to take install shots of the limn and after modern shows this week so i'll post those soon!
hope you all are having a good start to your week