At the end of September, I was invited to teach in place of my friend and colleague, Jon Chapman, in the glass department at UWSP. It was a pleasure to go back and work with the students and faculty.
I am so excited to have three works selected for the upcoming exhibition, BODYTALK, at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark!
55 VIEWS ON BODY, SEX AND GENDER
5th April 2014 - 28th September 2014
"Throughout history, concepts of body and sex have had a significant impact. From ancient idealization of the harmonious, athletic body to the 1960s "liberated" body and gender perceptions to the more recent depreciation of the "natural" body in favour of the "modified" eternally young body. In the wake of the development of the concept of the body, and that many have come to realize that society not only shapes personality and behaviour, it also shapes the way in which the body appears, there have also been changes to the perception of gender. Today, traditional gender perceptions and stereotypes, including the concept of "the ideal family unit" are in transition and there is a lively debate about equal rights, women in top positions and men in more domestic roles.
But what happens to our perception of body, sex and gender when the concepts are illustrated and reinterpreted by a group of international artists? Through an Open Call, 55 artists have been selected to show their views on the subject. Although the exhibition is a group show bound together by a common theme, there is a diversity of works and 55 very independent and strong statements."
- Glasmuseet Ebeltoft
I just had the pleasure of spending a few days at UWSP with my talented companion, David Schnuckel. It was a special trip for us as it was the first time we would think about collaborating together. While we both have great admiration for each other's work, it was very interesting and somewhat challenging to think about how we would go about actually making something together, as we tend to mostly be encouraging from a distance (literally, and figuratively.)
David and I met in the middle (roughly) at Stevens Point. David is currently living in Rochester, NY where he is serving as a visiting professor in the glass department at Rochester Institute of Technology. I am living out in Stanwood, WA and working as the registrar at Pilchuck Glass School. While we often are somewhat limited by distance, the opportunity to do a visiting artist stint in UWSP seemed the perfect way of moving forward on plans we've had to collaborate for quite some time.
David and I were incredibly impressed and humbled by the very engaged and helpful students and fellow artists in the UWSP sculpture and print community. We had so many people jumping in to help, and genuinely interested in what we were doing.
I feel very positive about future possibilities of David and I continuing to make work together. I cannot help but feel that the distance between us will only serve to create an interesting dialog as we work through our ideas and creations.
Looking forward to what's to come!
February 11-March 2, 2012
Opening Reception: February 11, 5:30-9:00pm
Robert Madsen Gallery
5448 Shilshole Avenue
Ballard, Seattle, WA 98017
or by appointment
I am one of five artists in a show at S12 Gallery in Bergen, Norway. The show is up from September 11 to October 18th and features the work of:
Stine Bidstrup (Denmark) http://www.stinebidstrup.dk
Petra Thorgren (Sweden) http://www.pust.se
Hiromi Takizawa (Japan) http://uas.osu.edu/bigg/htakizawa
Hilde Betten Pedersen (Norway) http://www.pbase.com/hildebp/glass_bornholm
I am back in Rochester after an amazing two months at Pilchuck Glass School. I met many wonderful people and learned a lot from my fellow residents. I feel that my time at Pilchuck has without a doubt improved my work and provided me the opportunity to develop new methods of making.
In a few weeks, I will be heading back to the West Coast to the Bullseye Factory for a residency with my fellow RIT classmates and graduates. I am very excited to be presented with another opportunity to develop my technical vocabulary and am looking forward to seeing my friends!
In a little over a week, I leave for my residency at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. I have been preparing and packing for the past couple months and am looking forward to the opportunity very much. I am excited to meet my fellow residents and and happy to have the opportunity to continue developing my work.