Abigail Doan – Fiber Forms

December 20th, 2008

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I just wanted to quickly point you all to a friend and fabulous environmental artist (and writer) Abigail Doan.  Abigail lives in NY (and rural Italy) and makes intricate fiber forms that evoke the complex effect that humans have on the environment, and each other.  Actually, there’s a lot more to them than just that in my opinion.. They’re alluring little nodules, lumps, and strands that are both grotesque and invitingly fuzzy.
I have always been an admirer of her artistic sensibilities, methods, and convictions.  Though we’ve never met in person (we connected originally through NeoImages), we’ve been plotting to eventually collaborate.  Should that finally happen, the output of our experiment will definitely be posted here in one form or another.

Art Group # 4 & 5

July 15th, 2007

Robert Heckes Piece

I’ve not written about it much lately – but the Art Group meetings are still going strong.

Last week we met at Edward Cella Art & Architecture for some very interesting discussion with Robert Heckes about his new work there. Edward gave a very nice introduction and then we had a nice dialogue about Roberts work, process, and direction. We then migrated over to the Heckes household where we were able to get a peek at the organizational phenomenon that is Roberts studio, and talked with him about his plans for his new (very ambitious) series.

He had also arranged for an awesome pasta dish and drinks when we went inside to watch a screening of Cory Archangel’s ‘Digital Diaries’, which catalyzed another set of interesting questions and conversations.

Ethan Turpin & Tellef Tellefson

June’s meeting at Calicos had a very different feel – but was great in a very conversational way. There were two low-key critique sessions with Calico and Rebeckah, and a lot of conversation in small groups during the course of the evening, as things evolved into a great BBQ. Calico described her plans to experiment with video. Rebeckah gave us a tour of her process and intimate paintings. Anissa Mack was also there to talk about her recent work at CAF and the piece she had hanging in the livingroom.

There’s nothing like snacking on edamame, sipping beer, and chatting about ideas with great folks.

**Sorry I didn’t get any photos of this meeting. Didn’t take my camera.

Brendan Monroe

January 14th, 2007

Brendan Monroe

I recently reconnected with an old friend from a long time ago (back in junior-high). Brendan makes lush visceral organic infected and truly beautiful works on paper. Now I’m obsessed with his site and find myself googling for various interviews and projects he’s been involved with. All pretty damn cool.

Looks like he’s got a lot of other interesting projects both behind and in front of him. Looking forward to seeing what’s next.

Anyway. Check his site out {here}.