My work has now been installed over at
500 Terry A Francois Blvd
Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA 94158
(curated by Jan Casey and Associates, SF)
I am exhibiting 12 paintings through around March 10.
The building is a beautiful building with a gorgeous interior space – hope you will go by to see!
Here is a photo of another one of the works: (I’ll post the others in nearing days.) This work is 72 x 72″ oil on canvas.
It is titled:
“Law of the Poem (Cortazar) ”
full title is part of his poem:
“Bitter price of the perfect poem
Precisely 9 syllables per line
not one too many or one too few,
and they’ll cite you if it does not rhyme.
We are the cards dealt between 2 fires,
the chess game rivers are known to play,
we win or lose with our heads or tails
at every turn of the curving way.
The words fall into lines of verses,
weeping pours into our memories,
night falls, bids fall, everything plunges,
earthward through the air muffling the cries.”
Law of the Poem (Cortazar) by Kathryn Arnold, 72 x 72″, oil on canvas
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:
O.P. 79 by kathryn arnold
Diebenkorn’s Ocean park #79
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.
Spider suspended (it’s eating a cricket)
blooming cactus (it only bloomed for one day)
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!
So totally looking forward to the possibility of presenting my work in a form fitting for SFO Terminal 1.
“I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have this wish I wish tonight.”
100! The Silver Lining in the studio, Kathryn Arnold, oil on canvas
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”