Friday, December 30, 2011

New York - The Whitney Museum

Sherrie Levine: Mayhem
Who knew Levine's photographs of other artists' photographs would have such an impact! Here are a couple of her pieces that have lingered with me....

Sherrie Levine (b.1947), After Karl Blossfeldt: 3, 1990. Gelatin silver print, 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm). Private collection. © Sherrie Levine. Image courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Sherrie Levine (b.1947), Gottscho-Schleisner Orchids: 2, 1964–97. Chromogenic print, 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm). Edition no. 2/10. Published by Winter Works on Paper, New York. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. © Sherrie Levine. Image courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Both images came from The Whitney Museum website here

I also found the exhibition essay really interesting, you can find it here

While wandering the many impressive spaces of The Whitney, I stumbled across this piece by Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse, No title, 1970, Latex, rope, string and wire, dimensions variable.

This image came from The Whitney Museum website, you can find it here

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New York - Brooklyn Museum

My very rushed, and unprepared, visit to the Brooklyn Museum resulted in seeing a ridiculous amount of work, but not very thoroughly.
Of all the work I saw, the Eva Hesse exhibition Eva Hesse Spectres 1960 is what I think of when I remember my time at the Brooklyn Museum.

Eva Hesse, No title, 1960, oil on canvas, 36x36 inches

There's a much better photo, and information about the exhibition here.

I was also very excited to see a Kara Walker pieceBurning African Village Play Set with Big House and Lynching, 2006, painted laser cut steel.

You can see more images of this piece on the Brooklyn Museum website, here

Friday, December 2, 2011

New York - Chelsea Galleries

So much art, so little time!! Some of the highlights from the Chelsea galleries.....

Sarah Braman, Yours, Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Yoko Ono, Uncursed! Galerie Lelong

Andreas Kocks, Re: Paint, Winston Wachter Fine Art

Keith Smith, Book by Book, Bruce Silverstein

Monday, November 7, 2011

Only Natural

So, I've officially submitted all my work to complete my 2nd year of uni. How happy am I to have the past 8 months behind me! It has been a year of low motivation, low energy, forced ideas and a whole lot of questioning what I'm doing. Despite all of that, I'm actually really happy with the 2 projects I've managed to completed.

Only Natural

Detail - left

Detail - right 

I loved working with the fluro colours! It was such a nice change from the natural colours I'd spent the majority of the semester using. I had fun with these colours and can't wait to use them again. I'd originally wanted to use brighter colours found from nature, but the saturated, chemical feel of the fluro worked so much better.

I love that the colour printed on the back of the cutouts reflected onto the white wall. I wasn't expecting that to happen but it was a pleasant surprise on an otherwise hectic day of installing.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Exchange Folio - 400 Metres

400 Metres - showing inside

Edition of 24, plus one Artist Proof

400 Metres - Front

400 Metres - Back

Monday, August 15, 2011


It's been too long since my last post! Argh!
My class is participating in an exchange folio and everyone has been frantically trying to gather their ideas and produce an edition of 24 prints in, what feels like, a very short timeframe. My print has changed so many times in the last couple of weeks but I'm finally on my way to getting this edition printed, just in time to be collated and distributed at the end of the week.
I've decided to relief print my copper plate. An idea given to me by my teacher and I'm so glad she suggested it! I love the effect, it's exactly what I wanted.

This is a detail of my print. Once I've finished it completely I'll post some more photos.

Friday, July 15, 2011


I love it when I find art that absolutely inspires me, and Crystal Wagner's work does just that.


"Water Garden"

"Constructing Life"

"The Educe of Aesthetic Allure"

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Quote of the Day

"If you wake up at a different time 
and in a different place, could you 
wake up as a different person?" 
- Fight Club

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Off The Kerb - Group Exhibition

Artwork on Invitation by Betty Musgrove

Printmaking Pals

Here are some images of work by a couple of friends in my class.

Nina Magee...
Reduction Lino

Screen Prints

See more @ Nina's Website

Lauren Jaye Carter....
Reduction Lino

I didn't get a chance to take a photo of Lauren's screen prints but hopefully I will on Friday. Will be sure to put them up here then.

Ps. I'm secretly hoping we trade some of our prints with each other....

Even in my sleep I think of you...

Yesterday we set up for assessment. I knew it would take me a while to set up all my work but didn't think I'd be in the studio doing it for 10 hours! There were however, a couple of much needed coffee breaks crammed into that 10 hour timeframe.
Unfortunately for me, some of my works involved assembling, and that is where most of my time was allocated. One piece of work (below) was particularly frustrating and took nearly all day to resolve how it would be displayed. I had to walk away from it several times just to maintain my sanity and of course it was the piece that I thought would take minimal time to assemble.
I woke up at 4 this morning, worried that my work had fallen off the wall! I don't have access to the area for another 3 days, so I guess I'll just cross my fingers until then...

Here is a photo of my desk area, set up for assessment with my other works. Works that didn't cause as much distress as the green bags above.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

'We are all so complicated, and then we die. We are a subject one day, with our vanities, our loves, our worries, and then one day, abruptly, we become nothing but an object, an absolutely disgusting pile of shit. We pass very quickly from one stage to the next. It's very bizarre. It will happen to all of us, and fairly soon too. We become an object you can handle like a stone, but a stone that was someone'.
- Christian Boltanski

Reduction Lino - Final Layer

The final layer was completed at 12.30am...

The block, just before I inked it up for the final layer.

The final image! It's a bit hard to see but I'm really happy with the results.

I really like how my experimental prints turned out. I love the crazy colours! I'm now wishing I'd printed some more colour variations... I'll remember for next time.

And we're done. Tomorrow I set up for marking.

Reduction Lino - Eighth Layer

Reduction Lino - Seventh layer

The first layer where I get to print over my whole image! Gone are the days of bricks!
This was the layer that that reminded me why I love printmaking so much. This is the moment when, just as you finish cutting and are about to ink up, you question if the 20-ish hours spent chipping away at the lino will actually prove worthwhile. I can't describe the relief (no pun intended) when this layer turned out just as I'd hoped it would!

This is my tree...

This is a close up of what my block looked like before I printed.

One of my experimental prints..