Friday, April 17, 2009
About a month ago I pulled out this old, really dufus panel, and 'augmented' it up into something rather interesting. I have no 'before' pic, but this was a complete throwaway. This reconditioning of discards is yet another series I've been comtemplating. These are not reworked or painted over. It's more of a calculated or even callous "what good can happen to this piece of shit?"
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Town Hall Meeting is an exhibition of works by 9 artist who were born and/or raised in the Midwest and have migrated to New York for the sake of art. The premise of this gathering of works is rooted in process, not only through medium, but also through the constant ongoing procession of choices made to stay beholding to a dream and an ideal. The selection of artwork is nonpartisan to this fact. The artists are devoted to their intuitions, sensibilities, and concerns (or lack thereof); they are relentless and willful with their execution. They are diverse in media and vision, using the strength of subjectivity, suggestion & knowledge to their advantage. This town hall meeting is not a political arena. I do not want to burden the artwork or the artist's history with politics. The curation behind this forum neither embraces or despises the stereotypes of Midwest America (or it's eastern edge), nor is there intent to unveil or measure ignorance or intellect amongst the dialogues of the works, the viewers, or it's critics (as politics can). My intent is only to bring these artists, along with their labors and diversities, to their roots.
Gwendolyn Charlene Skaggs
Town Hall Meeting http://alcove-townhallmeeting.blogspot.com/
May 1, 2009 through June 13, 2009
Opening Reception: May 1, 2009 6-9 pm
Midland Arts and Antiques Market
907 East Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Town Hall Meeting will open in New York in September 2009
Purchase book: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/633004/
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
More paintings by Paul Wackers, enjoy. I had amazing link-luck in finding Paul, resulting from my first link click at each stop, in the following stream: Henri Art Magazine to Paul Corio's No Hassle at the Castle to Brion Nuda Rosch's Hallway Bathroom Projects (now called Hallway Projects) to Paul Wackers' site. I think there's more goodies in that stream.