Friday, June 24, 2011

Trace Evidence Review

Be sure to read the blog posting on the recent Trace Evidence Symposium at the Gregg Museum of Art and Design, North Carolina State University Raleigh and the Traces exhibit, curated by Barbara Lee Smith, and Smith's adjacent solo exhibition, Pull of the Moon.

Symposium Review: “Trace Evidence” @NCSU/Raleigh
by Surface Design Journal Editor Patricia Malarcher on May 31, 2011

"...The Traces exhibition featured nine artists whose skills and visions have been honed over decades. It will be reviewed in a forthcoming issue of the Surface Design Journal. Here it’s enough to mention its validation of process as a pathway to art. That could also be said of Pull of the Moon, a companion exhibition of Barbara Lee Smith’s recent pieced and sewn landscapes in an adjacent space..."

Installation view of Traces. Notice the large work by Marian Bijlenga, Palimpsest #1. We were honored to exhibit this piece at SOFA Chicago, too!

Installation view of Pull of the Moon. 

Selected text and images courtesy of Surface Design Association.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jane Kenyon at SDA Conference

Jane Kenyon sent me two photos of her exhibit "Transformation" at the Surface Design Association's 2011 conference, Confluence. I wish I were there for so many reasons! I would love to see Jane's pieces in person, they're magical.

Lanny Bergner also gave a presentation on his studio process. I'll be sure to post a recap of that here at some point. I would also love to have heard Barbara Lee Smith's closing address, Open to Interpretation. Here's an image of her work: