Monday, February 23, 2009
This March, I will have work in two exhibitions.
Locally, my work is part of PLASTIC AT THE PLASTIC, an exhibition of work by members of the Philadelphia Women's Caucus for Art taking place at the historic Plastic Club of Philadelphia. The Plastic Club is located at 247 South Camac Street in Philadelphia, and the show will run from March 1-29. The exhibition is open to the public on Tuesdays from 12-3, Wednesdays from 9:30-12:30 and 1-4, Thursdays from 10-3 and 6:30-9:30, Fridays from 6:30-9:30, and Sundays from 2-5. A opening reception will take place Sunday, March 1, from 2-5. There will also be a performance event, at which I will be reading from some of my artist books, on Sunday, March 15, from 2-4.
I am also part of the exhibition WOMEN AND ENVIRONMENT, taking place in the Florisant Valley Contemporary Art Gallery at Saint Louis Community College from March 2-31, in St Louis, MO. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10-4, and Saturdays from 10-3. In April, the exhibition travels to the Riverside Gallery of Woody Groves, MO, for the month. Also featured in this exhibiion is Women Helping Women, Stitch by Stitch, the WCA and Rubia Collaborative Quilt.
I am also officially starting my residency at Vineland High School South through Appel Farm Arts and Music Center. In order to help document and promote the project and the discussions around it, I have launched The Paper Soldier Project, my newest blog.
It's a busy month for me, but I hope some of you can come out and see the shows and check out The Paper Soldier Project as it progresses!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I am very excited to say that I was one of two artists selected by Artist Book News to receive their Artist Book News Grant for 2009.
The grant covers part of the cost of advertising my book Vueles in their Spring 2009 Newsletter. The story of Vueles is a pair intersecting narratives, the first focused on the migration of the endangered Red Knot, whose travels take it between where I live in the Delaware Bay Area and where my family lives in Argentina. The second story focuses on Argentina's Guerra Sucia and the genocides that were organized by the military regime at that time. At the crossroads of these two stories is where I stand. The book was printed with screen prints, lithographs, and letterpress, on handmade paper made from the clothing of my family members.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The first print of my newest series, Body Maps, has been selected for the exhibition Recent Work by Alumni of the MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Program, part of The Hybrid Book series of events taking place in June 2009. The first print, Body Maps (Triptych), a detail of which can be seen here, is also my first venture into fine digital printing, and will be printed by Silicon Gallery.
This series of prints are based on projections of maps from specific locations that were projected onto my own body. They are an exploration of how travel and place affect who we are, both physically and spiritually.
Stay tuned for more information about this exhibition and my participation in the Hybrid Book Fair in June 2009!