Okay so it’s been nine months since I last posted: a blink in the eye of the cosmos; a lifetime on the thumbs of a Tweeter. What can I say? I’ve been busier living life than writing about it. But I’m back. And in the coming weeks I’ll be bringing you up to date on what I’ve been doing behind your back.
And I’ve been busy making new work that I’m really jazzed about. My latest piece “No Hard Hats Required,” moves into new territory. I’ve used organza in varying shades of white and grey for the figure and red and neons for the sign and graffiti. I cut the shapes free-hand; layered, fused and stitched them to create a work that looks like a pencil drawing and yet maintains its translucence when hung in open space. The ghostliness of the organza contributes to the overall theme of the piece which depicts an out-of-work construction worker fenced out of a derelict construction site: my comment on one of the 99% who are victims of the misdeeds of an as yet unpunished few.
Because I’ve decided to concentrate more on juried exhibitions that are not limited to fiber, as soon as I finished it, I entered this piece in a national juried competition on the theme “Consequences” open to all mediums. Of the more than 500 entries, I’m more than pleased to say that both of the pieces that I submitted were accepted and that “No Hard Hats Required” moreover received a Juror’s Choice Award. Both that piece and another recent work, “Dude, Who Stole My Money?” will be part of the “Consequences” exhibit at the Arc Gallery in San Francisco May 12 through June 2, 2012.
If you’re in town, the Opening Reception is May 12 from 7 – 10 p.m. and the Closing Reception and Artist Talk will be June 2, noon to 2 p.m.
The Arc Gallery is located at 1246 Folsom St (between 8th and 9th Streets) in San Francisco. You can also see an expanded version of the exhibit online at http://www.arc-sf.com/consequences-on-line-gallery.html.