Friday, November 06, 2009

Open Studios: The Inside View

Open Studios Night here at VSC: We all wander around from building to building, checking out what everyone is working on. If you don't feel like sharing, you just keep your door closed. Good to see what all of my fellow residents are working on! There is great talent here this month. The following pictures are a few of my favorites....
Wesley's studio---his big charcoal drawings depict bears and bear hunting. Beautiful, if sad and haunting work.


Oreen's sculpture. Found object, junk, ephemera and detritus. I LOVE her stuff. I feel a kinship, since I photographed abandoned buildings for all of those years. Her studio is like a big rusty playground. Great stuff!
Erin Lee Benson---painting the walls of her studio---a full intallation piece. You get this really amazing feeling in there, surrounded by the giant pink critters and yellow, floating orbs. Really fun and slightly unnerving stuff----like I like it. She's a delightful person, as well. Very intelligent and funny.



Liz Hamby: Her table of objects. This type of arranging of stuff really tickles me. She does layered painting/drawing/collages and sands them, then builds the layers up again. She works fast and furious.



Jason's studio with about 75 figure drawings. He's managed to do all of this in 2 weeks, as well as have a few oil paintings underway....and go to all of the evening events and parties! And he's 22. Nifty guy. Very talented.


My studio, yesterday. I'm doing well on my "one artwork a day" project. This type of approach makes me appreciate my ideas differently, as well as work differently. When you don't have a set plan, you have to pay closer attention and keep all of you options open. I'm having a great time with it. I've made art that makes me laugh and creeps me out at the same time. Good combination!




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