I'm just about to drop off my Eggs and Legs functional ceramic sculpture to be shown in the Gallery of Student Art (GOSA) this coming week in commemoration of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Dec. 6). "December 6th was declared by Canada's Parliament as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women following the murder of 14 women at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on this day in 1989. Remembering this horrific event has become the basis of recognizing and supporting action against widespread violence committed against women in our society." So if you're at the U of M this week stop by GOSA in University Center to see the art!
Eggs and Legs
I'm also heading to Chutney Mayhem tonight, a fundraiser put on by the head of painting at the U of M, Kevin Kelly. I have recently added a painting to be auctioned off for the cause.
I rely on animal body language in my work as a metaphor for these underlying patterns, transforming the animal subjects into human psychological portraits."
I am concerned with confronting the shadows of the unconscious, having a dialogue with the grotesque and, therein, discovering beauty. The tenor of my work is macabre and emotional as I deal with extreme axioms to dramatize the dualities of our nature; these polar aspects reside within us and include vulnerability and strength, the light and the dark, the human and the inhuman."
Sue Coe - "Sue Coe is one of the most important politically oriented artists living in the U.S. today. From the outset of her career working as an illustrator for such publications as the New York Times andTime Magazine, Coe was committed to reaching a broad audience through the print media. Later, she began creating extended visual discourses on subjects (such as racial discrimination or animal rights) that she felt were not being adequately addressed by conventional news organizations. Widely written about and exhibited, Coe has appeared on the cover of Art News and been the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Her work is in the collections of many major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York."
I've found that my blog posts have turned into marathon blog posts lately. I hope you don't mind - I just don't seem to think one topic is sufficient for a post so I've jam packed this one aswell.
That brings us to a new site I've stumbled across - The Selby. I've always been very into how people decorate their living spaces so this site is a winner in my books. It was also very strange because when I was scrolling through I hit something familiar - my thesis advisor, Kevin Kelly's friend,