Colleen Buzzard, drawing on the wall
Colleen Buzzard, drawing on the wall to complete one of her pieces in the exhibition What isn't a drawing? In the beginning of 2012, I taught a class at RIT on Tuesday nights called Experimental Drawing. On the first night, I started the course by asking this question and proceeded to take the students on a magical journey (a.k.a. “boring slideshow”) that chronicled drawing since the dawn of time according to Bradley Butler. It was of course a truncated version of the history of drawing. Within the slideshow there were typical drawings made with pencils and there were paintings and there were sculptures and other things that were more experimental (hence the name of the course). It was a way to show the students that classifications don't always work in art. Just as in other real life examples, the definitions of things that seem so certain may end up being in more of a fluid state. Installation view of exhibition Our current exhibition, The Upstate New York Drawing Invitational is a great example of a portion of that slideshow. It has drawings, paintings, collages, sculptures but all of them fit into this exhibition as drawings. Looking at drawings by Faithanne Carapella in her [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Main Street Arts Gallery
Currently exhibited at Main Street Arts is the gallery's annual survey of contemporary drawing. The Upstate New York Drawing Invitational features six artists from the Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo regions who use drawing as a primary method of creative expression, but the show pushes the boundaries of what can be considered a "drawing."… [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
City Newspaper Art Blog
Based in Rochester's JOSANA neighborhood, Greentopia project Green Visions is a community-centered workforce development program that sees neighbors working together to install and cultivate cut flower gardens on once-vacant lots. Flowers planted remove toxins from the soil in a process called phytoremediation, and the program is also a youth development effort that provides kids with job skills.… [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
City Newspaper Art Blog
New York State ofArtIn Brooklyn, I delivered my two monotypes for the show "Hand Pulled Prints" at SITE:BROOKLYN in an industrial district just west of Park Slope. I could feel the energy of the neighborhood I used to call home. Around the gallery the framed prints were not yet mounted on the walls, but I can see that this is an interesting group and I think my artwork will stand out.Alan Singer: "Importance of Light"Monotype on Fabriano paper, 2018This Brooklyn gallery has been open for five years, and I talked with the director, Denise Amses who is also a working artist. We spoke about how much the neighborhood has changed since I moved out of this district in 2005. So many new buildings in NYC! I almost don't recognize it, as I drive around Brooklyn and Manhattan.Taking shape: "Hand Pulled Prints" for SITE:BROOKLYNI won't be able to stay around downstate as I have to go back to my classroom, and teach at R.I.T.So, I get up at sunrise to get to Rochester Institute of Technology and up in the sky is a work of art: someone was skiing in the clouds - [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
The Visual Art Worker
Kathleen Farrell at the opening reception of the Upstate New York Drawing Invitational
Kathleen Farrell at the opening reception of the Upstate New York Drawing Invitational I love making art from discards, lost, recycled, unwanted things. I have been looking in other people's trash for most of my life. I can go for hours, days, just looking for objects, in search of something that will later be worked into a painting or collage. I tuck them away when another idea takes over and revisit them looking for just that piece for completion of a artwork. If I like the look of something or it conjures up a memory or thought it goes into my stash bin for safekeeping. I work on my art whenever possible. I have many projects going at once always in search for that perfect discarded piece of wood or partial part of a toy that will take on another life. Discarded book I love to draw and do so every day. An activity that has remained constant since I was a child. I draw in meetings, at parties, poetry readings, listening to music in bars, while watching baseball, and especially at boring meetings. More or less working out ideas, frustrations or for pure comic relief. I work in small manageable [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
Main Street Arts Gallery
Lamberton Conservatory, Highland ParkRochester, NYSeptember 8, 2018The real thing takes your breath away... and this is just one visit to a local park to do some research for my class this fall semester. I take my students to the conservatory to work on their art, and maybe paint a portrait of this hibiscus. In my studio I am preparing new art myself - for exhibitions.. and just to see what happens. I can invent forms, but nothing so spectacular as this flower above.My monotype: "Tropical Radiance"One thing I have found out, working with imagery derived from mathematical functions - there really is some strong similarity to the forms found in nature and those that are derived or rendered from a numerical matrix ( just look at the color burst in the center of the flower).Before I go down to Brooklyn this weekend to drop off my prints for a show at SITE:BROOKLYN in Park Slope, I check out some shows in our area, including one collection of paintings by John Ruggles at The Geisel Gallery in downtown Rochester. I know John from R.I.T. and welcomed this opportunity to see what he has been doing lately. [...]
Sun, Sep 09, 2018
The Visual Art Worker
Summer 2018- When POST started five years ago, I was against it. Starting a business is hard enough but when that business is in a dying segment such as print, the endeavor seemed in every way doomed. My concerns about revenue, circulation, distribution, etc. would soon be overshadowed, however, by the excitement, fulfillment, fascination, and meaning this business would bring. Oh how ... [...]
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
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A lead complainant in the federal UR case starts a new life while waiting for justice- How did Celeste Kidd's (Dr. Kidd is a professor in UR's Brain and Cognitive Science department) sharing of her experiences affect you? It really brought a lot of things into focus for me about women's rights, about students' rights, and about how vulnerable they are and how they need protection to have the space to learn freely ... [...]
Thu, Apr 05, 2018
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
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