Category Archives: Fiber Arts

G SPOT CONTEMPORARY FEBRUARY 2017

NOW SHOWING IN HOUSTON TEXAS FEBRUARY 2017

The Gallery located at 310 East 9th Street, 77007, is open Friday – Sunday from 12pm – 5pm and also by appointment.

ARTIST TALK FEBRUARY 23rd 6pm – 9pm

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SOLO SHOWING OF NEW WORK AT G SPOT CONTEMPORARY IN HOUSTON TEXAS FEBRUARY 2017

The Gallery located at 310 East 9th Street, 77007, is open Friday – Sunday from 12pm – 5pm and also by appointment.

ARTIST TALK FEBRUARY 23rd 6pm – 9pm

Inquires: Wayne Gilbert 713.822.4842

These paintings, installations, and encaustics convey a colorful world seemingly untouched by the upheavals of ruin, bigotry, evil, violence, and fear, but are, in fact, a penetrating and personal view of this moment in our American life. They assert that, even at this time, the ideals of tenderness and compassion serve as the foundation of a prosperous society.You could say that I want to challenge perceptions, beginning with the idea of a fixed self, gender, body, or ontology, including the perception that delight and tenderness are not part of a discourse of political protest and protection.

With a preference for motes of pure pigment, pencilled lines, metallic, neon, and iridescent color, I’ve developed a personal iconography. By presenting tangibly politicized objects and images in pacific settings— guns, rainbows, clouds, triangles, plant life and male/female reproductive organs— these works skirt the lines of representation and abstraction to create a vantage from which to view violence and prejudice.

I employed lines of graphite and loose constellations of shapes, favoring day-glow and translucent paint. I mixed pure pigments with water or encaustic medium or applied them directly to create celestial compositions of colors. Throughout the year, my work became simplified. I let myself go, scattering handfuls of pleasures across surfaces. It has been liberating to let particles of pigment direct the topography of the resulting work.

I’ve also explored the whimsical possibilities of installations, joining materials from the cultures of construction, craft, and play to create hanging sculptures. These immersive forms reveal the armature of their own making and invite us inside to question our expectations about reality.

I hope that experiencing familiar impulses in new surroundings will educate our emotions and influence a comprehensive reconsideration of how we treat the world, each other, and ourselves.

Cover image: PULSE 36″X36″ mixed media on canvas.

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FemArts TUCSON

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FemArts: Art Installations by Women Artists TUCSON

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DON’T SHOOT- 81 garlands made of approximately 3,629.5 feet of fabric and plastics to be hung from the ceiling of THE STEINFELD WAREHOUSE for FemArts: Art Installations by Women Artists Hosted by Dinnerware Artspace. A panel discussion will be held to talk about our process and experiences as a group and as individual artists, date tba.

TUCSON FOOD TRUCK ROUNDUP WILL BE THERE.

DON’T SHOOT work in progress for FemArts: Art Installations by Women Artists Hosted by Dinnerware Artspace

NOVEMBER 2014!

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SHOWING AT THE STEINFELD WAREHOUSE

Julia ‘Jai’ Miller
Ruth Hillman
Autumn Bree
Elizabeth Burden
Marie Closeness DeGain
Traci Miller
Shannon Stephens
Susan Kay Johnson
Moira Geoffrion/Shirley Wagner
E Burke
Alesha Fiandaca
Kate McHugh
Valyntina Grenier
Natlie Brewster Nguyen
Liz Weibler
Bridgitte Blanton Thum

http://dinnerwareartspace.blogspot.com/

ALSO, TUCSON FOOD TRUCK ROUNDUP WILL BE THERE ON THE 15TH SO COME HUNGRY!

CAFE PASSÉ DECEMBER 1ST- JANUARY 31ST!

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ENCAUSTIC,  WATERCOLOR, FIBER ART and INTAGLIO PRINTS  !  Join me for a reception SATURDAY DECEMBER 4TH 6-8PM ! CAFE PASSÉ  415 N. 4th Ave.  is open M-F 7 a.m.-7 p.m., S-S 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

SOLD Love Crimes  Encaustic   8″ x 7.75″ $99

Che’s Intaglio print  on Rives BFK  9.25″ x 11.25″ $44

SOLD Shipwrecked Crystals  Intaglio print on Rives BFK 9.25″ x 11.25″ $44

My Pager’s in My Other Pants Intaglio print on Rives BFK  11.25″  x 9.25″ $44

SOLD Change Is My Savings Plan Intaglio print (Artist Proof) on Rives BFK  11.25″ x 9.25″ $74

Che’s Lounge Intaglio print (Artist Proof) on Rives BFK  11.25″ x 9.25″ $74

Kandinsky Coffin Intaglio print (Artist Proof) on Rives BFK  20.5″x16.5″ $149

Inception Intaglio print (Artist Proof) on Rives BFK  11.25″ x 9.25″ $74

Both And Intaglio print (Artist Proof) on Rives BFK  11.5″ x 14.5″ $124

View from the Sea with Copper Wire  Encaustic, copper wire, mica  7.75″ x 7″ $199

Monolith   Encaustic, confetti ribbon  8″  x 6.75″ $149

Dancing Bear   Encaustic   8″ x 7″ $199

Blast    Encaustic, mica, oil   8″ x 8″ $149

SOLD Crime Drama   Encaustic   8″ x 8″ $99

Music for Two Oboes and a Tiny Flute    Watercolor 11.25″ x 14.5″ $499

Vortex   Watercolor  14.5″ x 11.5″ $499

View from the Sea   Watercolor  14.5″ x 11.25″ $499

Chuck’s Outlook   Fiber  14.5″ x 11.5″ $399

Kimberly’s Valley   Fiber 12.5″ x 12.5″ $149

Bree’s Party   Fiber 12.5 “x 12.5” $499

My Pager’s in My Other Pants  Encaustic 8.25″ x 5.5″ $199

SOLD No on Prop 8   Encaustic  9″ x 9″ $99

SOLD No on Prop 8   Encaustic 9″ x 9″ $99

SOLD No on Prop 8   Encaustic  9″ x 9″ $99

No on S.B. 1070   Intaglio print  9.75″ x 16.75″ on Rives BFK $149

Modern Ruin  Intaglio print (Artist Proof) 9.25″ x 11.25″ on bleached Stonehenge $99

I made the works in this post  as a result of time spent at The Drawing Studio and in the encaustic studio at Conrad Wilde Gallery between August 2009 and November 2010.  They show how the same subjects, materials, and methods operate in multiple media. The figures in My Pager’s in My Other Pants, which I began working with in 1998, recur in the intaglio prints, encaustic, watercolor, and fiber art. I was introduced to fiber art in August 2009. The sculptural effect of patterns in fabric inform my use of recyclable produce netting, as a relief object, in Shipwrecked Crystals, Monolithand No On SB1070.  In Dancing Bear and View from the Sea w/ Copper Wire, I treat brushstrokes of wax as I would watercolor, where the initial capillary action between water, pigment, and paper makes each move  permanent. The mark-making tools and techniques I use to create etchings have led me to “draw by incision,” as  in No On Prop 8.  InCrime Drama and Love Crimes, incision is depicted literally and stitching is metaphoric.

Thank you: Karen Malzan, Andrew Rush, Judy Nakari, Pat Dolan, Jennifer Clarke, Deborah Steinberg and Miles Conrad.

If you are interested in making a purchase, discussing a commission, or seeing works not on display here, contact me at lifelongpress@gmail.com or 520.465.1131.  I accept payment by credit card (via paypal) or in cash.  Works will be available for pickup February 1st (most pieces can be shipped UPS flat rate for a minimal fee).


Fiber Arts

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FIBER ARTS

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A work in progress for one of the classes I’m taking at The Drawing Studio in downtown Tucson. Fabrics courtesy of  the teacher Karin Malzan Phifer.