Have you met…Carol E McMahon?


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An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Carol E McMahon.

Carol McMahon, No Hat Trees, 2012, wood, fabric, acrylic, gesso, 17” x 7” x 5.5”

Carol McMahon, No Hat Trees, 2012, wood, fabric, acrylic, gesso, 17” x 7” x 5.5”

Born in Santa Paula, California

Education

Post–graduate Boston University College of Art 1966-1967, 1971

Boston University College of Art B.F.A. 1966

Installation shot of "Home Front"; Found wooden doll house, gesso and acrylic. 51" x 22" x 18". "Brewing Time Varies" seen in back.

Installation shot of “Home Front”; Found wooden doll house, gesso and acrylic. 51″ x 22″ x 18″. “Brewing Time Varies” seen in back.

“Sculptures, paintings, and assemblages explore home and family. Domestic objects are de-familiarized and accorded new relationships and narratives. A dollhouse inverted – books bound in paint  unreadable – stuffed animals dissected and re-purposed.”

Carol McMahon

Carol McMahon

Other material relating to Carol E McMahon.

Artist website: cemcmahon.com

Bromfield Gallery: Carol McMahon

Donna Ingemanson: Carol McMahon

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Have you met…Alex Dipple?


Photographs by Thomas Hantzschel  Text Box Thingy 1, 2013, gesso and painted wood approx 144 x 144 x 3cm

Alex Dipple, Photograph by Thomas Hantzschel
Text Box Thingy 1, 2013, gesso and painted wood approx 144 x 144 x 3cm

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Alex Dipple.

I made an installation for LINE DRIFT LOCI at Campbell Works 2013.  It comprised ping pong balls sprayed black in a single line dissecting the space. It is a continuation of my text box series and based on observations of printed matter.  These are two composite photographs I took of the installation. It was so large it was tricky to photograph as a whole object.

“I made an installation for LINE DRIFT LOCI at Campbell Works 2013.
It comprised ping pong balls sprayed black in a single line dissecting the space. It is a continuation of my text box series and based on observations of printed matter.
This is a composite photograph I took of the installation. It was so large it was tricky to photograph as a whole object.” AD

Alex Dipple lives in Hackney, United Kingdom.

Education/Courses

1987 – 1991 University of Brighton, Faculty of Art and Design (Critical Fine Art Practice)

Double Does 2  90 x 90 x 10cm  Layered wood and painted construction made with the help of Galerie Wolkenbank for my solo show PURPOSE MAKER during my stay late last year. It is based on Theo Van Doesburgs’ grid work.

Alex DippleDouble Does 2
90 x 90 x 10cm
“Layered wood and painted construction made with the help of Galerie Wolkenbank for my solo show PURPOSE MAKER during my stay late last year. It is based on Theo Van Doesburgs’ grid work.” AD

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Red Disaster 3  Photographed at MCA’s Hyde Gallery during Memphis Social 2013  A series of 36 paintings on every page of one edition of The Guardian ‘Guide’.  Blackboard paint on newsprint  Each page is 23 x 28.5cm  Approximate size of whole piece 171 x 138cm

Alex Dipple, Red Disaster 3
Photographed at MCA’s Hyde Gallery during Memphis Social 2013
A series of 36 paintings on every page of one edition of The Guardian ‘Guide’.
Blackboard paint on newsprint
Each page is 23 x 28.5cm
Approximate size of whole piece 171 x 138cm

“Alex Dipple is captivated by the transitory architecture of newspapers and periodicals. Punctuation, and visual tools such as ‘info graphics’ and the use of colour, that are intended to help readers navigate and prioritize content, become the subject of her work. Text boxes, horizontal rules and punctuation are sliced from their source and distilled into dense microbial groups. The clippings are arranged into chains, or fill spaces that hint of much larger spaces.

These works are durational and iterative. Collected over months each dot, box or line is as specific as the text from which it was lifted. Each fragment of newsprint drags its original context with it. Like a hypertext link it points back to a significant ‘elsewhere’. The conspiracy of clippings in Dots 1 and 2 are charged, battery-like. Here the traffic signals of an erased text kick about, no longer inconspicuous but full of potential.
Alex is working with newsprint ephemera. Fleeting design anomalies that evolve over periods and then disappear again could be seen to impose restraints on her practice. She has made a number of pieces over the last two years using horizontal rules cut from The Independent newspaper. These lines were first black, then colour coded and now gone. The work is a growing archive of marks and signs barely registered by the average reader.”

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Stars 2  55.5 x 60cm  Collage made from hundreds of stars cut from newspapers and related publications.

Alex Dipple, Stars 2
55.5 x 60cm
Collage made from hundreds of stars cut from newspapers and related publications.

Other material relating to Alex Dipple.

Artist website: alexdipple.com

Axisweb: Alex Dipple

Colossal: Alex Dipple

Adweek Talent Galley: Alex Dipple

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Long Series #1469.


#1469

#1469

This is part of a Sequicentennial commission I recently received from The Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts. For more some more information about this project here are links to posts I’ve done for the Sesquicentennial Public Art Commission blog.

Rail ties that bind.

Pieces of a puzzle.

The Straight and Winding Road.

Building a Grid.

That OCD Moment.

Things to do while Working.

My Studio. What is he Building in There?

Cutting day.


wpid-20140216_084636.jpgToday I cut the large drop sheets I use into 12×12 pieces that will eventually become finished Long Series paintings. There are many really ugly, dirty, scruffy pieces, and I can hardly wait to start working on them. They look so good I can almost taste them! The other part of this process is taking all the bits that aren’t 12×12 inches and gluing them back into large sheets that I will continue to use as drop sheets. In this way I can capture all the drops, splashes, marks, and notes that become part of the history of my work process.

Have you met…Martha Clippinger?


Martha Clippinger, "Odds and Ends" solo exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art, 2013

Martha Clippinger, “Odds and Ends” solo exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art, 2013

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Martha Clippinger.

mome raths 2013 acrylic on lampshade 49 x 14.5"

Martha Clippinger, mome raths
2013
acrylic on lampshade
49 x 14.5″

crossroad, 2013 oil and glitter  on wood 2 x 15 x 15"

Martha Clippinger, crossroad, 2013
oil and glitter
on wood
2 x 15 x 15″

Born Columbus, GA, 1983
Martha Clippinger lives in Mexico (Oaxaca) on a Fulbright until August.

EDUCATION

2008                  MFA Painting/Sculpture, Mason Gross School of Art,  Rutgers University
2005                  BA  Art History/Visual Arts, Fordham University (cum laude)

Martha Clippinger, "Hopscotch" solo exhibition at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, January 2012

Martha Clippinger, “Hopscotch” 2010, solo exhibition at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, January 2012

Martha Clippinger, nice, 2010 acrylic on wood 13" x 16.5" x 1"

Martha Clippinger, nice, 2010 acrylic on wood 13″ x 16.5″ x 1″

“Martha Clippinger makes small constructions that balance between painting and sculpture. Using discarded lumber found in her Brooklyn neighborhood, she begins each new object by constructing small, intimate and quirky forms which she then paints. Clippinger first lets the found lumber dictate the shapes that she constructs, never modifying the lumber, and like a collage, arranges the found lumber until she arrives at an interesting form which she then begins to paint. The painting aspect of her work is a lively cocktail of color and geometric shapes that seems driven by the construction of the found lumber. Clippinger has an undergraduate degree in Art History from Fordham University and a Masters of Fine Art from Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University. Her debut exhibition was in New York City at Elizabeth Harris Gallery in 2012.”

Martha Clippinger, let water be the other half, 2011, fabric, rebar, and a lake

Martha Clippinger, let water be the other half, 2011, fabric, rebar, and a lake

Other material relating to Martha Clippinger.

Artist website: marthaclippinger.com

The Dirty Dirty: thedirtydirty.org

Elizaeth Harris Gallery: Martha Clippinger

Gallery Travels: Martha Clippinger

Vimeo: Martha Clippinger

Vimeo: Introducing Martha Clippinger

ArtSlant: Martha Clippinger

Hyperallergis: David Goerk & Martha Clippinger

Women Artists: The Interviews Zine: Martha Clippinger

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