Welcome to the blog for the Marcia Wood Gallery. This new blog is our way of staying in touch with you in a more personal manner than we can do on our website (though we hope you’ll visit it, too). Since the blog is new, it will surely evolve. For now, we’ve got updates on what our artists have been doing—we’re posting new information weekly—and what we’re doing as a gallery in terms of fairs and travel. Eventually we hope to include interviews with our artists, and some first-person pieces, maybe even special projects, by our artists and gallery friends.
If you’re going to be in New York at the end of the month, come by and say Hey. We’ll be at the Pulse Fair, booth #I-12.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
* and a special recognition for his offsite-installation
Other recent news
Sep 08 It'll happen here - Solo Exhibition at Marcia Wood Gallery / Atlanta
May 08 I am the strongest - Solo Exhibition at UNO Artspace/ Stuttgart
Apr 08 Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie - Groupexhibition -- Represented in Main- Exhibition
Jan 08 Jan von Holleben - moves from London to Berlin (the London studio in Shoreditch will remain as UK base)
Dec 07 Winner of Photography Award at Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea / Florence
84,864 visitors at 'Dreams of Flying' Exhibition at V&A Museum of Childhood
Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea / Florence -- Representing Germany
Nov 07 ‘Wir werden immer grösser’ Soloshow, Galerie Robinson / Paris
Kongress des Kultusministeriums 'Kinderleicht lernen' Lecture/ Soloshow, Liederhalle / Stuttgart
‘Family Business’ Booklaunch , Internationale Buchmesse/ Frankfurt
other 07 updates
2007 Newzones Gallery, the sheltering sky, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
[retrospective], Bloomington, Illinois
Marcia Wood Gallery, night, Atlanta, Georgia
2006 Margaret Thatcher Projects, American gothic, past imperfect, New York, New York
Perimeter Gallery, improvisation, Chicago, Illinois
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007 artwork 5, Gallery 2, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
out of the garden, Rena Sternberg Gallery, Glencoe, Illinois
art chicago, The Merchandise Mart, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
landscape x10, Newzones Gallery, Calgary,Alberta, Canada
pulse, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, New York
Cross Cultural Perspective of Visual Communication, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, presentation topic: “native america: truth and imagery”, April 20-21, 2007
The conference hosted national and international researchers, faculty, and students presenting scholarly research, historical studies, creative experiences, and pedagogies that addressed cross-cultural perspectives of visual communication.
His presentation –“Native America: Truth and Imagery”, was a presentation of a project I did with students focusing on popular cultural and how current and historical Native Americans are perceived as well as addressing the needs of Native American design clients. Researched topics included films, photography, package design, fashion, logotypes, and food products, lectures by Native Americans, and attending the 51st Annual Chicago American Indian Center Powwow.
A critical analysis of these items preceded package design proposals for “Smoke Signals”, (a Native American written and directed film), a cover and double page spread for the Chicago Tribune Magazine (highlighting the Chicago American Indian Center Powwow),and a music CD package design for the Mark Cleveland Band (Eastern Cherokee) where two student’s proposals were printed by the client.
Bill Rodriguez, “being there”, The Providence Phoenix, February 24, 2006
Bill Van Siclan, “art scene”, The Providence Journal, February 23, 2006
Doug Norris, “for some artists, historical re-enactment is a way of life”, South County Independant, RI February 9, 2006
Local Scene, “states of seige at uri focuses on the current contemporary condition”, The Standard Times, RI February 9, 2006
Jason Mojica, “don pollack: improvisation”, Time Out Chicago, February 2-9, 2006
Arts and Living, “kingston”, The South County Independant, January 26, 2006
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Island Planet, 2007, 72 x 96 inches, besswax, pigment and hide glue on panel
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Accquired by the Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum Collection, Trustees of the Museum of Modern Art
Major Exhibition Review, ArtForum Magazine
Cover Story: "Men and Depression," Newsweek Magazine, March 2007
Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions from 2007:"Shoot the Family," traveling Museum Exhibition, Massachusetts College of Art, Curated by Ralph Rugoff director of The Hayward Gallery, London (with catalog).
“June Bride,” Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
“Gallery Artists,” Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
“Galesburg, Yes,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta
"Galesburg," Gescheidle, Chicago
“Self-Esteem,” Quality Pictures, Portland, Oregon
“Galesburg,” ADA Gallery, Richmond
Chris has also been included in various regional group Exhibitions and national and international Art Fair Exhibitions.
Ideal Species, ArtSpace, Raliegh, NC
Living on Cloud Nine, Rhodes College, Memphis TN
Three Part Harmony: Definition, Delicacy, and Detail in Drawing, Curator’s Office, Washington, DC
Aqua Wynwood Art Fair, Miami, Showing with Foley Gallery, New York, NY
Aqua Art Fair, Miami, Showing with Curator’s Office, Washington D.C.
Scope Hamptons, Wainscott, NY, Showing with Curator’s Office, Washington D.C.
Awards and Recognition
Recipient of the Individual Artist Fellowship for the State of Tennessee
Untitled (Subterfuge), 2007, Graphite on Paper, 18 x 22 inches
Alarm Magazine, Sept Issue 2007
NY Arts, May/June Issue 2007
Cover, Dart International, Spring Issue 2007
NY Arts, Jan/Feb. Issue 2007
oragem, 2006, acrylic on panel, 18 x 96 inches
Frances was awarded the grant: ANONYMOUS WAS A WOMAN
From Art in America, Jan 2007:
The Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation has announced the recipients of its annual $25,000 grants, given to women artists over age 35.
The Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation has announced the recipients of its annual $25,000 grants, given to women artists over age 35. The winners, who are nominated and selected by anonymous jurors, are Xenobia Bailey, Frances Barth, Judy Bernstein, Ellen Bruno, Terry Evans, Mary Heilmann, An-My Le, Howardena Pindell, Martha Rosier and Marie Watt.
Nuuanu, 2002, acrylic on canvas, 10" x 10'
“Colors,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
“Luxe, calme and volupte,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta (curated by Joanne Mattera)
“Land Force,” Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, (curated by John L.Moore.)
“Agents of Change: Women, Art, and Intellect,” Ceres Gallery, New York, (curated by Dr. Leslie King-Hammond.)
pedestal, 2005, acrylic on panel, 14 x 15 inches
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Here is what happened with Amanda Hughen in 2007:
She had solo shows at Galerie Immanence, in Paris, France; Johansson Projects in Oakland, CA; and at the Marcia Wood Gallery. A collaborative project with Jennifer Starkweather and commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission was featured in 24 large kiosk posters throughout downtown San Francisco for 4 months in 2007. Electric Works, in San Francisco, created limited edition prints of the collaborative works and exhibited them in July.
Amanda was in group shows at the Triton Museum of Art, ("Drawing: Visions, Surfaces and Beyond") in Santa Clara, CA; at the Oakland Museum of California at the Oakland Airport, ("Convergence") in Oakland, CA; and Electric Works ("Civil Twilight") in San Francisco.
Her work was featured in a catalogue published by the San Francisco Arts Commission: "Between above and below: Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather".
She was a guest lecturer at California College of the Arts.
Amanda's work has been acquired by individuals and corporate collections, including Genentech, Charles Schwab, and Barclays Global Investors.
Recent New's on Philip Carpenter
He exhibited work in “Innovations: New Work by Contemporary Georgia Artists”, the inaugural exhibition at Gallery Walk at Terminus, October 24, 2007-January 19, 2008.
He exhibited drawings in “Manipulating the Ordinary” at Swan Coach House Gallery, August 9-September 22, 2007.
In her review in the Atlanta Journal Constitution (September 2, 2007) Debra Wolf wrote, “ On the lighter side, Philip Carpenter skillfully juxtaposes pop culture icons and classical paintings. Mickey Mouse takes on the Renaissance in “Art in America”, while “After Durer” stars Bugs Bunny pointing a know-it-all finger at Albrecht Durer’s famous hare.”
In her review in Creative Loafing (August 16-22, 2007) Felicia Feaster wrote, “Along with Philip Carpenter’s wonderfully wise-ass drawings of pop culture kiddie toys and cartoons juxtaposed with classical paintings, this quartet in particular shows how our banal surroundings can allow for both soul-destroying superficiality and spiritual striving.”
Philip gave a gallery talk for “Drawn in Georgia: Works on Paper from the Collection” at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia at Suntrust Plaza (November 2, 2006-January 20, 2007).
Curated Luxe, Calme et Volupte: A Meditation on Visual Pleasure, at 14-artist exhibit for the gallery, which focused on beauty in contemporary art.
. You can see the catalog online at http://www.marciawoodgallery.com/luxe_calme/index.html
. Read Joanne’s essay at http://www.marciawoodgallery.com/luxe_calme/essay.html
. Review: Debra Wolf in The Atlanta Journal Constitution, July 2007: "Order and beauty form the organizing principle in an engaging new exhibition at Marcia Wood Gallery....Using Baudelaire and Matisse as a springboard for contemporary expression, Mattera's premise is both clever and effective. Fastidious process (order) is essential to aesthetic outcome (beauty). Mattera's selections are smart and pleasing in a show that combines control and creativity, visual and tactile harmony, and individual refrains of luxe, calme et volupte....Verdict: Intelligent and pleasurable."
Uttar 290, 2005 encaustic on panel, 35 x 35 inches
20th Career solo at OK Harris Gallery, New York, in April
. Review: Maureen Mullarkey, The New York Sun, May 3, 2007: “If Jasper Johns put encaustic back on the map in the 1950’s and ‘60s, Joanne Mattera has been a prime mover in making the technique accessible to a new generation of painters. . .The medium itself is very much the subject of Silk Road, Ms. Mattera’s series of small encaustic panels. Each panel is a simple expanse of what appears, at quick glance, to be a single color. But owing to the opalescent properties of pigmented beeswax applied in layers, these radiant fields are irreducible to monochrome. . .resonance from within lends depth to understated surface patterns. Viewed in ensemble, there is nothing minimal about them.”
. Review: Joseph Walentiny, Abstract Art Online, May 15, 2007: “Mattera combines conceptual order, as embodied in the structure of the grid, with beauty.”
Work appears in Geoform, an online curatorial project focused on geometric form and structure in contemporary abstract art. A 2005 interview with Joanne by the editor Julie Karabenick was expanded in 2007. You can read the revised interview at http://www.geoform.net/features/features_mattera.html
Joanne Mattera Art Blog covers artists, exhibitions and art events around the country, including the recent fairs in Miami. You can read more at www.joannemattera.blogspot.com
Founded the National Conference of Encaustic Painting at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Mass. The first and only event of its kind, this conference attracted participants from throughout North America, for three days of panels, lectures and demonstrations. Joanne continues for 2008 as conference director.