These pieces are for a show in North Carolina. Artists were invited to create lanterns with the concept of fall...or moving toward fall/darkness. I left one raw, while the the other piece I gave a rust patina. This is picture frame wire, which I find amusing because it's something that is usually behind a painting!
Art of Illumination Exhibition
November 21 - December 6, 2015
Art of Illumination draws inspiration from traditional lantern festivals, marking the transitional moment of season’s change and year’s end, reflecting on the past while garnering energy for the future. With the lanterns illuminating both the darkness of longer nights and beginnings of the future ahead, the event will give rise to a shared experience of reflection and anticipation. This inaugural 2015 festival and exhibition will launch a new CAM tradition expected to grow with the museum and the community. CAM recognizes the crucial role of artists and art in creating an exceptional quality of life for a community. Art, like a lantern, illuminates the mystery, empathy and wonder of human existence.
Cameron Art Museum
3201 South 17th Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28412
For tickets: http://www.breadandlights.org/
Tell them Pate sent you!
Here is an installation I did as part of a group show - Worn Articles: Heard, Read, Remembered. The show asked a group of artist to respond to an architectural space, the historic Preston Bradley Center (now the Peoples Church, 941 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago 60640). We were asked to be inspired by the space and pull in the elements of text and/or clothing. I love gifts like this!
When I first saw the space I knew exactly what I wanted to do! I had just returned from Boston and I was still cranked up from the Time Body Space Objects 4 show (where I spend a day creating sculptures in response to a historic fort on George's Island). Words, space, and a huge ball of cotton...sign me up!
The old Preston Bradley Center is amazing. It is so easy to sit there and imagine all the words that have been spoken or songs that have washed over it. I wanted to use the structure I created as an allegory for spoken word – each stitch a word, syllable, or utterance. One stitch alone may not mean anything, but together they create a fluency and something bigger.
Worn Articles: Heard,Read,Remembered
The Peoples Church, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago 60640
Participating artists include Sherry Antonini, Hannah Batsel, Pate Conaway, Kelli Cousins, Tracey Dobson, Victor Ewing, Jason Geistweidt, Niki Nolin, Teresa Pankratz, Hanh Do Pham, Melissa Potter, Bryan Saner, Miriam Schaer, Eden Unluata.
Exhibition dates: October 3-25, 2015
Opening Reception Oct. 3, 5-9pm
Gallery hours: Sat/Sun 2-5pm
Other days by appointment (email@example.com)
This exhibition is listed as a participant of Chicago Artist Month.
For more information hit the link below.
Collaboration is a great way to go where one cannot go by oneself! Yesterday I Li and I went to the flower mart, bought some materials, and then spent the day doing art! Here is a bit of what transpired.
This piece was inspired by a sunflower I have in my garden. I was amazed at how a vine interwove itself around the sunflower.
What I did on my summer vacation...
Photos © Nisa Ojalvo 2015
Thanks to Nisa Ojalvo who followed me around Georges Island and took all these wonderful images! Nisa has been working with a number of international performance artists. I am grateful for all of her work and keeping up with me that day!
Weave! part of the Isles Arts Initiative, Georges Island, Boston 2015
I spent the day on George's Island in the Boston harbor, doing a series of woven sculptures. Exploring the island I let the space and architecture inspire me. It was a great day and I met a lot of wonderful people.
Time Body Space Obeject 4