artistic excursions in and out of the studio
This summer 2017 I am spending a bit of time working out in the sierra foothills. I begin my day at 5:30 AM to focus on my work. Although I am sorely missing the city (S.F.), I will immerse myself once I return.
I’ve completed the Diebenkorn series of 7 works of various sizes where I appropriate his color palette. Below is my rather small 20 x 30″ OP (Ocean park) 79. Not sure if the colors will show correctly and it is still wet:
Here is where I discuss my desire to complete this group of works: https://kathrynarnold.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/may-16-2017-just-an-update/
I was doing a search today for my page in Flash Art International Diary and ran across this quote in Virginia Woolf’s diary “had a moment of the old rapture…there was the old excitement, even in that old extravagant flash…” so had to order the book this was in “The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf” to find the entire segment on p 308 as this segment was intensely inspiring to me and rather coincidental that I came across it.
Here are some things I am seeing in my temporary environs/ quite different than my usual.
Please be invited to view my paintings and drawings at http://artistkathrynarnold.com/
I am thrilled to be included in the SFO TERMINAL 1 PREQUALIFIED ARTISTs SELECTION connected with sfac (San Francisco Arts Commission). For this, I submitted a few of my 100! (100 factorial) works – which create the concept of infinity in physical form. The panel consisted of Amy Ellingson, Regina Almaguer, and Susan Pontious. This is a thank you to Amy Ellingson, Regina Almaguer, and Susan Pontious!
Here is a link that explains more about my 100! series.
Below is the criteria which was used for selection:
“Voting consisted of “Yes/No” majority votes based on the criteria of Artistic Excellence. Artistic Excellence is illustrated through quality of craftsmanship, mastery of skills and techniques, professional approaches to processes and presentation, and/or communication of a unique vision or perspective”
Just waiting for the paint to dry with this large work. Should be soon/ perhaps by September.
On May 6th went to see Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibition at the sfmoma/enamored with the color – of interest their palettes which I find to be quite amazing/ might borrow to provide some limitations…one statement I read was that Diebenkorn had completed 66 large scale paintings in about a year and a half. To me that’s unbelievable/ but doesn’t mean it is not true!!! Just very difficult to imagine.
I also spent time with Larry Sultan’s Here and Home exhibition at the same museum – overwhelmed with feeling when I viewed his ‘family photos’ and his large scale renditions of the same . I guess because they just felt so ‘real’ and ‘genuine’/ but I actually don’t know if that was it – (also very southern california feeling which i love/ I could have stayed with them all day)
now so looking forward to the edvard munch works coming in June/ a fav
So beginning new series, appropriating color from diebenkorn (thereby matisse?) for now …interesting experiment …next will it be pantone color swatches? haha we’ll see . This is my summer work/ largest one will be 4 x 5’
Here is my initial search for color:
Just getting started/ will post photos as they become available
Next my work is going to KHROME Studios at SF Design Center, thanks to Slate Contemporary!
If you are interested, below is contact information.
101 Henry Adams Suite 310
San Francisco, CA 94103
You might also contact Slate Contemporary as well as they will work with you:
473 25th, Street Oakland, CA 94612
A great way to finalize February 2017.