Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Appropriation Anyone?

While it's certainly a bad thing to steal someone's words and use them as your own, there seems to be a different space around images.  While we don't want to culturally appropriate what is not "owned" by white people, artists have been recycling images for many years.  And when you think that the "most classical" of art educations have been to sit at the Louvre and copy the work of others, it might not be surprising that artists have used appropriation as a device for probably centuries.

The Maine Arts Journal dedicated their entire fall issue to the concept of artistic appropriations, and asked member artists to feed back to them.  And I'm proud to say that I finally found the time to do this!  If you click on this link, you'll not only read what I wrote, but thoughts of other artists as well.

What can artists do with encaustic wax?  You'll see what three artists have up their sleeves, or rather down on the wood, or in my case, paper (#encaustic mono-types).  I do have a couple of mono-types in the show hung in ways with magnets!

We open on First Friday, October 4th from 5 to 7 pm... hope you can stop by and I will also have the print rack there with other mono-types I've done.   I will be gallery sitting on October 12, 18 & 25 from 1 to 5 pm and will bring the print rack with me. 

Tomorrow I'm off for the wilds of Haverhill to shoot that bank ad where I play the Hip Grandma, yes, it was typecasting !

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