Rachelle Thiewes: Something Gleams

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Rachelle Thiewes: Something Gleams

GlassTire {Texas Visual Art}: Rachelle Thiewes  is a jeweler and metal artist based in El Paso.

From article:  Something Gleams is a site-specific retrospective of the artist Rachelle Thiewes that celebrates her work in the context of the place it was made, here, in the starkly beautiful landscape that has informed her decades-long study of light, movement, order and chaos.  The exhibition features work from all stages of her career, and highlights the ways in which her jewelry reflects an intimate relationship with the Chihuahuan desert she calls home. In 2014 Thiewes will complete 37 years of teaching in the UTEP Department of Art, where she has provided both artistic and educational leadership to a generation of artists while becoming an international leader in the field of metal smithing, consistently producing work that has been collected and exhibited around the globe.  Read More…

Lawndale Art Center: Upcoming Exhibition

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Lawndale Art Center: Upcoming Exhibition

Penn’s work featured at upcoming exhibition at  Lawndale Art Center with the Texas Sculpture Group.

From website:  The Texas Sculpture Group presents an exhibition illustrating the excellent quality and diversity of contemporary sculpture in Texas curated by James Surls. The exhibition is dedicated to and in memory of late TSG Members Lee Littlefield, Bert Long, Jr. and Damian Priour, whose work is also featured in the exhibition. With eighty plus artist members, the exhibition is an opportunity for viewers to see the breadth of sculptural practice and diversity of media taking place all over the state: from bronze casting to video and performance, from site specific installations to light and sound to craft bombing. The exhibition acts as a catalyst for a conversation about what is Texas sculpture and the evolution that technology has had on contemporary practice.  Read More…

Residency at Lux Art Institute

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Residency at Lux Art Institute

Lux Art Institute was a remarkable summer residency.

From the interview: When artist Beverly Penn was a child growing up on a farm in Maryland, thistles were considered a nuisance, and her parents would pay her a penny for each thistle she dug up.  Read More…

Insightful AJF Interview with Jamie Bennett

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Insightful AJF Interview with Jamie Bennett

Starting in May, American jeweler Jamie Bennett has a delightful show at Antonella Villanova contemporary jewelry and design gallery in Florence, Italy.  AJF’s Susan Cummins poses some interesting questions to the artist.  

From the interview:  I really do not try to make things that appear as whole or complete, both in the surface imagery and in the forms I use. I work by accumulating from varied sources, some tangible and some not. In my mind, they are like frames from a film. I begin to juxtapose them in no particular order. These are fragments or glimpses, not complete on their own, but I hope compelling and suggestive in their mutual presence.  Read the whole interview.

 

The Distance Between Writing and Making

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The Distance Between Writing and Making

Check out Karen Schiff’s Brooklyn Rail article on language and experience.  Thanks to Sydney Yeager for posting this on Facebook.

 

Must Watch Video

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Must Watch Video

Co-Lab made a highly unique promo video for the upcoming show. Check it out.

A great reason to visit Maine this summer

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A great reason to visit Maine this summer

I’ll be teaching at Haystack, July 28 – August 9.

From the class description: Using direct observation of the Haystack landscape environment, workshop participants will create work using direct method casting techniques and a variety of digital photo-etching processes. Botanical samples, centrifugally cast in silver or bronze, will offer an initial point of departure.

Get the details here.

Co-Lab Show Details

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Co-Lab Show Details

April 6 at 7:00pm until April 13 at 11:00pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6th, 7-11PM, 2013
On view by appointment only: April 7th – 13th, 2013

Get directions and learn more here.

April show with Barry Stone at Co-Lab, Austin TX

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April show with Barry Stone at Co-Lab, Austin TX

From Co-Lab website: Beverly Penn and Barry Stone examine how we picture nature. Through digital and mechanical manipulations, Penn and Stone alter otherwise faithful representations of the natural world. Reprocessing their works either by rearranging the digital code in Stone’s photographs or performing a type of reverse-engineering to Penn’s sculptural works via 3-D modeling or casting, the traditional schema of what we perceive as natural or artificial is put into question.

Learn more about the show here.