We visited two galleries a few weeks ago, Glavekosen as well as the Paige Bond Gallery. I really felt drawn to some of the work at the first gallery, Glavekosen, by Steve Hedburg. His works really made me think about the use of color and of line. They made me think about how abstract work can be about direct settings and places. I really loved how rich and comforting/ exciting the colors he uses are. You really get a sense of energy and it makes me wonder if he always was drawn to painting like this, or if it emerged as he experimented. The compostition and depth shown in many of his pieces really shows the history of the piece. I didn't really enjoy the works at the paige bond gallery. It wasn't really my thing. I can still find value in part of the pieces, the corners and segments of texture and energy. The scale was interesting and it made me wonder about why the artist choose such a large scale. Once again I loved the color used by Charlotte Culot, however it didn't inspire me as much. I did like some of her smaller compositions and it makes me wonder which the artist preferences vs what most other people preference.
One day of class then THANKSGIVING. Hung up/ took down art rather than paint.
Started next project, so far i like where this is going. I hope my plans for it work out in the end.
Did lots and finished home project. When i started applying the pieces, they weren't behaving like i had expected them to. So, in response, i changed how I was applying them, and embraced the design with them curling up on the edges, purposefully placing pieces to fit and work well curled. However, days later, the pieces had uncurled, messing with the change in design i had adapted to. Overall I'm not really happy with how this came out. I like the ideas i started with, but not the final product. Stressful week/project :(
Cy Twombly began the large part of his career in the 1950's working on large scale sculpture and paintings. His work is often in multiple parts or panels, with a later focus on "romantic imagery". He was born in Lexington, Virginia, and most of his work is inspired by Mediterranean history and geography, as well as Greek and Roman myths. I loved the large scale of his work, and how bright many of his more recent works are. I also really enjoy the sense of movement and flow in his works. Looking through his gallery pages, it is amazing how much work he created.
Lots done this week. Finished 2nd project, cur, sanded, painted board for background. Measured out/ put Velcro on boards/ pieces. Really happy with overall idea of this project. Worked more on at home project. Painted board, began cutting shapes for project.
Every year in the past I've told myself that "next year i'll go to a first friday event." And, it has come to the point where I can no longer put off going. Overall, i really enjoyed the experience, It was a lot different than what I expected, a lot less formal and definetly more relaxed than most art viewing experiences I've had. There was a really neat exhibition at EDIT gallery, "God at I Level" which had some really stunning photographs of people as well as background info on the culture. I felt like the artist statement and description of the exhibition were really important to this collection of works. There were some other galleries we visited which had pieces that stuck out to me, like the triangular sculptures by Shannon Wright at ADA. There was a large variety of medium at ADA which made it one of my favorite galleries. These pieces really made me think about what medium is best for a work. I saw the variety that people work with and it's interesting to see the risks they took.
Charlotte Wilmouth, born and raised in Richmond, VA. This site is for my work and things which inspire me to try something new. This is a blog for my art.