Friday, August 28, 2015

Required Reading

I just had a little correspondence with Lee Kaloidis, as I'd mentioned him in my last post (love his work, and he's listed on my Artists and Inspiration page).  He brought my attention to two articles he'd written, both of which have links on his Artist's Statement page.  They are:
Artist Statements, Illustration, and Conceptual Art
Art and Apprehension
If they resonate with you, print them out and stick them up on your studio wall.  I was particularly intrigued by his discussion of spontaneity and improvisation in the first article; and by his articulation of that edge between intense involvement in process, and the kind of detachment necessary to move forward on your paintings.
Here is the final version of my "ad" for my upcoming show with Jeri Macdonald:

I am showing a pile of my wonky pattern grids (shown above on the left), and some 20"x20" pieces from the "Submerge" series.  Jeri is showing her encaustics (above right) as well as some of her large India ink on Yupo pieces. 


  1. Thanks for the introduction to Lee Kaloidis...his work, and his thoughts on art. It all certainly resonates with me. Good luck with your show.

  2. Thanks for the links. They were just what I needed to read.

  3. Hi Jane, Thank you so much for your blog and everything you share with us. You continue to inspire me with your thoughts and with your work. I just finished watching Cave of Forgotten Dreams, and was deeply touched. Maybe it was the music, maybe it was the wonder of the mark. I did get to see the caves in LasCoux (spelling) in southern France on a bike trip. Looking back, it was a wondrous experiment. I like your poster for your show. Good luck ! Im sure it will be well received.

  4. Thanks for sending the links for "required reading" which I read and copied. Looking forward to our Dillman's class coming up so quickly now…about 10 days! Looking forward to meeting you at the dinner/reception on Sunday evening (the 13th). All of my supplies have come and I am starting to cut up my paper as you suggested. Very excited!!!

  5. ps…the leaves have JUST started to turn here in northern WI…so we have these lovely "tinges" of color hanging just around the edges of the maples. I wonder if you have any color in Vermont yet? Wish you could see us in about 3 weeks! It'll be wild color…but then you will get this at home too! I posted one of the gorgeous fungus in our forest on my blog…talk about ORANGE. (Sept 2 post).

  6. Jane, thanks for the links to Lee Kaloidis; his articles have given me a lot to think about. Good luck with your exhibit - the card looks wonderful!


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