I spend most days writing poems with students, so it is wonderful to pick up a paintbrush at the end of the day and explore nonverbally. Of course, painting and poetry seem quite connected! Mark making, color and mass convey relationships, as do word choices. Shifts in coolness or warmth evoke emotions, similar to the rhythms and pacing of a poem. Shapes and lines can scaffold a composition, as do poetic forms. I was trained in the figurative tradition, but soon became attracted to a less representational way of painting. The natural world is a reference point, as well as people and objects. I like working with aqueous media, mostly watercolors, since exploring the space on a page seems just as important as making marks and laying down washes of color. Painting, like writing poetry, is a reflective and fascinating process.
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Art Criticism & Agendas #2: Representation & Expansion
May 19, 3-5PM, A.I.R. Gallery
Darla Bjork: Weavings Tight and Loose
May 24, 6-9PM, Gallery 1
Nancy Rodrigo: queering the paracosmic a bit
May 24, 6-9PM, Gallery 2
Zalika Azim: Totems
May 24, 6-9PM, +/- Project Space
Art Criticism & Agendas #3: Amy Fung, Ariel Goldberg, and Lindsay Preston Zappas
June 22, 3-5PM, SOHO20