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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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TRICKHOUSE LIVE at Casa Libre celebrates: at the intersection of 3, THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!

Jill Darling, Hannah Ensor, and Laura Wetherington will be reading from at the intersection of 3. They have chosen my painting NINE CIRCLES MAKE A RAINBOW AND A TARGET  for the cover.dYpnpfXyM67KhyWeThis is a very special event – a chapbook pre-release reading and celebration! These 3 put their very smart (and equally charming) brains together and made a thing and now we get to experience the wonder of it!

Saturday, April 12
7-9 p.m.
$5 Suggested Donation

Trickhouse Live is an integrative arts series that brings together people working with words, images, sounds, videos, and performances. The series serves as a venue for visiting artists to interact with local artists and for the borders between genres and media to be permeable. Trickhouse Live is a physical world extension of the online cross-genre arts journal, Trickhouse.org, which is based in Tucson.

To Explicate a Virus

The Dictionary Project invited me to compose a poem for na po mo. The lexicon for the poem is also informed by, the Oxford Universal Dictionary 1933 w/ corrections and revised addenda 1955, Webster’s New World Thesaurus 1974 and thesaurus.com. and CNN and Fox (in particular coverage about the recent Boston bombing and the defeated gun control amendment).

http://thedictionaryprojectblog.com/2013/04/23/vi%C2%B7rus/

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THE VOLTA’S ARROYO CHICO a series of short films of poets reading at night in the Arroyo Chico Wash in Tucson, Arizona, HAS POSTED A VIDEO OF TWO OF MY POEMS! Valyntina Grenier | Issue #17 (October 19, 2012)

BE MINE Collaborations between Writers and Artists at the U of A Poetry Center

SHOWING FEBRUARY 2012

RECEPTION Monday, February 13, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

1508 E. Helen Street | 520-626-3765 | M 9am to 8pm TU/W 9am to 6pm TH 9am to 6pm F 9am to 5pm SA 10am to 2pm

A LITTLE MYTH, text by Jane Miller, image by Valyntina Grenier, 30” x 23” Giclee print on Arches watercolor paper edition of 4, $350 framed $200 unframed.

The love poem was a gift from Jane for our anniversary. The image in the background is from “Valentine,” a 65” x 43” acrylic painting on paper I made in 2009. The roses in the foreground were a valentine from me to Jane in 2011.