Artist’s statement: I have dedicated many years to working with this technique. After a period of experimentation with large format digital collage, I am currently working manually: I have returned to scissors, glue, and the exploration of various materials. At the moment, I work in small, medium and large format, but always apply handmade collage […]
Artist’s statement: The series of works presented here portrays the state of alienation as a pervasive human condition, in particular, the one that engulfs parents and children during the long battle with drug addiction. Books have been written, talks have been given, but one thing only needs to be highlighted for children to remember: their […]
Capturing the ephemeral moments. Assembling the memories into an album. As time goes by, the remains will become the layer of soil. Preferably returning to one little tree someday.
Artist Statement: I am working outside again in the same way I have for much of my painting life, setting up my easel and reacting to what I see with emotion and energy. I only want to be free and spontaneous and hope for the best. I never know what I am doing which, surely, […]
Artist Statement: I make collages out of paper. I use auction catalogs, with displays of jewels, silver, and gold antique pieces or reproductions of paintings and drawings that I repurpose for my own use. Usually, I have some preconceived ideas about the colors and the composition. Sometimes I successfully execute the idea right off. But […]
When I woke up this morning in Nashville, I checked, as I routinely do, The Guardian, The New Yorker, and The Times. When I went to the coffee shop next to my apartment, I encountered more people from elsewhere than from here; my best friend is in graduate school in Minneapolis; my father is visiting […]
In painting, I don’t want to know what will happen, how it will turn out, ahead of time. I want to be surprised and delighted and I keep changing things until I come to that place. It is about “following the paint” in my way of thinking. Francis Bacon sometimes would take a blob of […]
Artist’s statement: Mail Art first influenced my artistic direction. In the 80s I began creating collages using found images, rubber stamps and stickers. I also practiced graffiti, using markers, stencils and spraypaint. I’ve retained some of those “outlaw” elements and techniques while adding drawing and environmental themes, to establish a personal style that is reflective […]
Artist’s statement: I proclaim the freedom of abstract art to be self-referential. To be a joyous play of form and color, rhythm is at the heart of my compositions, the pulse which is hidden there, reflects the living pulse of my heart and the workings of my flesh. Here though spaciousness is evoked as if […]
Artist’s statement: Collage undresses the darkness with a mirror’s secret undertow. It’s a dance done on burning kites while dreaming at the speed of light. Expectant as nakedness, collage is a door that surfaces in the shipwreck of your sleep. It’s a caress with the irresistible softness of a slipknot in a velvet blindfold. At […]
San Francisco in the 21st Century, Tisa Walden’s volume of photographs documents and explores the nuances of the present-day City by the Bay. Designed by John Gossage and published by Washington DC’s Loosestrife Editions, it was printed in Verona, Italy in a handsome clothbound hardcover edition. From the introduction by Jack Hirschman: What the eyes […]
Artist’s statement: This collection of mixed media paintings is inspired by the tension between the nature that surrounds us and our own inherent natures.These paintings are a series of communications. The symbolism, color, and movement in each artwork conveys a truly unique exchange and one that cannot be replicated.
I grew up in NYC when abstract painting was at its height, and just at the time when Pop Art was taking over the gallery walls. I was a close friend of Herman Cherry for twenty-five years until his death and I knew Bill DeKooning and many others still alive at that time, Richards Ruben, […]
Artist’s Statement: Collage undresses the darkness with a mirror’s secret undertow. It’s a dance done on burning kites while dreaming at the speed of light. Expectant as nakedness, collage is a door that surfaces in the shipwreck of your sleep. It’s a caress with the irresistible softness of a slipknot in a velvet blindfold. At […]
Nanette Jordan is a multi-media “Renaissance Woman” from a family of San Francisco artists. The Smithsonian’s Renwick Museum, as well as many other fine galleries, have featured Nanette’s work. She is most known for her unique handcrafted sterling jewelry, her repurposed “Refunct” jewelry collections, torn collage portraits, and her non-fiction essays.
“Why are the paintings going away?” Mommy explains: ”Your dad is having a very important one-man show at a big fancy gallery across from The San Francisco Opera House. We’re going to get all dressed up and attend the opening.” I get to go and not wear my pajamas with feet. The grown-ups that belong […]
I started working in the corner of my classroom at the American International School of Port of Spain, Trinidad during the two years I taught there in 2011 and 2012. It seemed to me that the students learned more from the fact of my working than from anything I could tell them. When I was […]
Introductory note: “The Rift In Time” series of works is a journey that starts from our inner world and continues onward to the stars. With delicate care, I try to render the ghostly energy waves reaching our senses, and the nostalgia of perishable things such as pomegranates, water lilies, and even the potent perfume of […]