Thursday, September 30, 2010
Mask: Mixed Media - 16x16x16 inches
Materials: tinfoil, polymer clay, acrylic paint and plastic feathers.
Artist Note: I have enjoyed the Day of The Dead imagery since I moved to Texas from Connecticut at 13 and even though I am a Spanish Jew I wanted to make something related to the Mexican Holiday.
Michael graduated with a bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Art & Performance and with an MFA in Artistic Production from La Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Ghosts of Ma'iingan
I am a mixed media artist working with collage since 1967. I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, continued graduate work at Pratt University and New York University. In 1969 I merged my artistic background with my passion for wild animals by creating Wildlife Education Program and Design. For the last 42 years worked at both painting and my international efforts for rational understanding and conservation of wolves, canids, and other predators. I continue to present programs throughout the United States (no longer with live wolves) but now with a large historical and scientific display.
This contribution to the Book of Death emerges from my despair over the continuing destruction of predators, and in particular the coyote and the wolf. Despair because we are about to repeat the same antiquated intense and cruel extermination programs.
[2010.abad.058] Nikki Johnson (USA)
Pages from Photographic Sketchbook
Sample sheet from a contributed red book of photocopy reproductions 30 double page spreads containing notes, collages, assemblages and pages depicting the front and back of inserts and alternate views of foldouts.
Nikki lives in New York City
Saturday, September 25, 2010
[2010.abad.055] Seeking Kali (World) Susan Shulman, William Evertson and Ria Vanden Eynde
Mixed media ofrenda: handmade printed box with three custom labeled jars containing honey.
Donated by Susan Shulman, William Evertson and Ria Vanden Eynde
Retablo - Collage
Janice holds a BFA from Oregon State University with a concentration in graphic design. She has had a graphic design practice in Colorado for many years and began to seriously explore her interest in collage about ten years ago.
Along the way, she studied collage in Dale Chisman’s abstract painting class at the Art Students League of Denver and worked with collagist Jonathan Talbot in New York. Her unusual technique is the result of many influences and years of experimentation.
Janice’s work has been included in an International Collage Exhibition at Kansas State University, a solo show, “Re-Purposed,” at Denver's Edge Gallery in 2009, and in juried exhibitions around the US and throughout the world. She is a signature member of the National Collage Society and helps moderate an online collage group that is sponsored by the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage, and Construction.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
[2010.abad.045] Virginia Milici (Italy)
2010 - 8x7.5 inches
A collage book with over sized cover and antique book pages with collage elements and poems
gift of the artist received September 18, 2010 by post
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
[2010.abad.033] The Birth and the Death and the Rising of All Things - Peter Ciccariello (USA)
About the image: A symbolic visual inquiry into this/that causality
SHORT BIO: Peter Ciccariello is an interdisciplinary, cross-genre artist, poet, photographer and flaneur. His work is an experiment of language and text co-existing in 3-D digital environments. He works at the boundary between order and chaos, meaning and incoherence, logic and absurdity.
His creative method draws from Postmodern ideas about fragmentation, serendipity, and truth as a contrived illusion. As a self described interdisciplinary, cross-genre artist, poet, and photographer, his work is a pastiche of visual elements and sometimes language, imported into 3-D digital environments where the resultant images are choreographed utilizing theatrical lighting, staging and object characterization. Realized and instantiated as original limited edition prints, Ciccariello’s work utilizes progressive technology and classic process approaches that exploit the interplay between the virtual and the real.
Recent work has appeared both in print & online in, amongst other places, Harvard University in Boston, MA, MOCA The Museum of Computer Art in New York City, Brown University, Providence, RI, Poetry Magazine, and most recently, at the Abbaye de Neumünster, Cloître, Luxembourg. His book "Imaginal Landscapes", an experiment with the poem in landscape as it relates to poetic geography was published by Xexoxial Editions. Uncommon Visions, a collection of digital art and visual poetry is available at: http://uncommon-vision.blogspot.com/. Links to his current online work can be found at http://invisiblenotes.blogspot.com/
[2010.abad.032] Ria.Vanden.Eynde (Belgium)
Photograph of a Monoprint, 10 by 10 inches.
After the thyroidectomy, when I was put on Levothyroxine to replace my thyroid hormone, I remember wondering if I would still be me on this little white daily pill, seeing that it's such an essential key hormone. As if she sensed my unvoiced concern, the doctor explained that my body would not be able to notice that the hormone was available from another source (digestion) than the thyroid....I thought, but I'll know...I wondered if I'd lose my colors, so to speak, if my personality would change, if my base mood (calm, dark maybe, prone to depression and serious) would be different...Four years later, my colors are more vibrant than ever, my base mood is (generally) up, my character hasn't changed per se...so I'm wondering now if my darker take on life before was perhaps cancer related. And maybe now I'm more me than I ever was.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
[2010.abad.031] Wish You Were Here - William Evertson (USA)
photograph, hand built prop of a hand with arm made of wire mesh and acrylic paint, calligraphy brush, postcard. Donated by the artist, received by mail Sept 13, 2010
Notes from artist:
This hand is one of several I constructed as props that
were photographed to make my original ABAD card for the Emily Harvey Gallery.
wire mesh, acrylic, brush and postcard (an image of the Fort Worth
Community Art Center is printed on one side of the card)