Kelly Reemtsen

Walking into Kelly Reemtsen’s show felt like walking into a glamorous boutique… only to realize, it sells nothing in your size. Buoyant images of charmingly attired female bodies cropped at the torso hang on the De Buck Gallery’s spartan white walls. Each woman is elevated. They climb ladders and stand on office chairs wielding industrial tools with the ease of fashion accessories. Other paintings are … Continue reading Kelly Reemtsen

Material Choices

Recently I have given a lot of thought to how material choices factor into the conceptual aspects of my studio practice. As an MFA student I am constantly challenged to defend or at least examine every formal choice I make. Some might say I have a materials obsession, others might call it a diversion, one critic accused me of having a “materials fetish.” Through the … Continue reading Material Choices

ProximityArts.org

Check out ProximityArts.org to read more about my most recent group show and see pictures from the opening and installation. Many of the PAFA MFA student artists from this show have come together to start an art blog where we plan to write about our shared experience, exciting new artists and anything else we think of! Artists include, Leslie Belloso, Barbara Diaz-Tapia, Claudia Eckel, Graham … Continue reading ProximityArts.org

Man, Memory, Machine

Last week I went to the Perelman Building across the street from the main Philadelphia Museum of Art building. The Perelman building houses the Museum’s Library and several other small exhibit spaces. I came across many interesting works during my visit but for the purpose of this post, I would like to focus in on three pieces. As I mentioned in my previous post, I … Continue reading Man, Memory, Machine

Memory: Miyako Ishiuchi

I am currently reading about memory in contemporary art and came across this beautiful quote from Miyako Ishiuchi. “I continue to take photographs of scars. I cannot stop because they are so much like a photograph. More than like, they have almost the same quality as a photograph. They are visible events in the past and recorded days. Both the scars and the photographs are … Continue reading Memory: Miyako Ishiuchi