Monday, February 20, 2012

Sneak Peek

Hung my work at Strawdog Theater today! The art reception will be March 2nd from 6-7pm, come on out! The work will be up through the duration of their next play, The Petrified Forest. The theater is located at 3829 North Broadway in Chicago.

P.S. This is my first solo show (!)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Not so Heartless

I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic, so when I found this letter in an Ephemera pack I got on Etsy I was melting at how sweet it is. Postmarked 1945 from Columbus, Ohio to a women's husband on the SS Nishmahe, it's a cute letter to her Valentine.

I think my favorite part is where she write's " you went away left me alone. But when you come back you bought me a home. But I'd give
it up and everything in it if I could have you right now".

The V Mail stationary is also really great, it's one piece of paper marked where to fold so it is the letter paper and also the envelope.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Work in Progress

Started this piece on paper the other day for fun. I might have this be a finished piece when done or just use it as a jumping off point for a painting. I'm going to add embroidery soon and see how I like it.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964–1977

Yesterday I went to the Art Institute for a cocktail in the member lounge (I know, sometimes I'm fancy) and then I checked out the current special exhibit, Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964–1977. I've never been a huge fan of conceptual art, but I enjoyed much in this exhibit. Ed Ruscha's Every Building on the Sunset Strip, an accordion style book that when laid out is 27 feet long was one of my favorites. The photos don't feature many people or moving vehicles in this dense urban area, making it seem like a ghost town, while at the same time depicting the urban/suburban sprawl in California around the 1960's. The exhibit also featured the hybrid of photography with sculpture, film, installation, and canvas. The work in this exhibit challenges traditional notions of photography and takes the images to the next level. I also enjoyed the photos that had typed out documentation of what experiment or observation was being done; this presentation implicated that these were more than just for artistic purposes, but also scientific or sociological studies. Well curated and a very large and complete exhibit, this is definitely something to check out before it closes on March 11th.