Denise DeMarie’s Aerial Geography
I thought people might be interested in what I do as a curator. One of the things Judy and I do after each FF exhibition is unpack each quilt and inspect it for damage. Each quilt is mounted on stretcher bars. I make a label for the plastic bag that protects each quilt. On the label is a pic of the quilt and the artists statement and techniques and so on. Then as the museum staff is arranging and hanging the the work, it stays protected in its bag and gives info for the staff to learn from.
We are currently negotiating FF08 so stay tuned!
Pics from my show are up at http://www.bcfas.org/
Click on Art League at the top, then gallery
The art center has done a great job of documenting the show with a virtual gallery . My quilts are towards the end of the slide show.
I am working on the quilt for the hospital again this week. Last week I dyed the background and cut out the horses. Manes to do today and auditioning the horses on the background
Alvin Community College called yesterday and wants me to do a solo show in October.
I got into IQA’s judged show and will have three works there this year, “Pumped” in the judged show, “Doing the Can Can” will be in the SAQA “Creative Force” Exhibition ( I am also the curator so very happy the juror Rebecca Stevens of the Textile Museum in Washington chose my only entry that was large enough to enter) and “Trowel and Error” will be in the “In Full Bloom” exhibition
“Saints, Sinners and Wise-Cracking Women” Juror’s Statement by Kim Ritter
The dolls in “Saints, Sinners and Wise-Cracking Women” illustrate the vibrancy and range of the art doll form. The theme seems to have evoked some pretty funny takes on life. The most successful dolls carry on a conversation with the viewer and tell a story.
“The Sin” by Neva Waldt is a wry comment on the concept of sin and the dolls are made with loving detail that the viewer can’t help but feel they know these two women personally. Her “Bernice and the Nude Model” is another funny look at human condition. While the doll is not moving, a whole scene plays out in the viewer’s mind at first glance. We can almost hear her gasp.
“Hypocrisy” by Marsha Krohn is another doll pushing the envelope by using the doll as social commentary. Her doll “Some Gourd Advice” is hilarious.
Janet Bodin makes a real statement with her funny and telling “Old Bag and Saucy Baggage”. Bodin has created a real sense of persona with “Harijuku Girl: Take a Picture-It’ll Last Longer”.
Pepper Hume makes use of a bell as an ingenious hanging device to give her figure movement and rhythm while evoking the image of poor “Quasimodo”.
Donna Sims “Greed” is a whimsical imp complete with an abundance of wonderful details of like money and chocolate bars. He makes me smile.
Another funny doll full of individuality is “Dahling” by Marlene Slobin. Joyce Patterson’s “A Wine Princess” is funny but sad while Betty Ruble’s “Saint and Sinner” exhibits a sense of ironic humor. Angela Jareki’s “Abundance” is a different take on the concept of plenty.
Camille Pratt’s dolls, such as “Garden at Midnight” exude stately beauty. Rosie Rojas’ “Remembrance” and Bodin’s “