Have you met…Rilla Marshall?


Small Town Close To Water, 28.5x38.5, Handwoven, embroidered, hand-dyed elements, cotton, silk, wool

Rilla Marshall, Small Town Close To Water, 28.5×38.5, handwoven, embroidered, hand-dyed elements, cotton, silk, wool.

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 Rilla Marshall.

Sable Island, handwoven and embroidered cotton

Rilla Marshall, Sable Island, handwoven and embroidered cotton.

EDUCATION
2007 : Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, Maine, USA. Small scale tapestry workshop with Jon Eric Riis.
2004 : Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University), Halifax, NS. BFA, Major in Textiles.

Rilla Marshall, Archipelago,  installation for Art in the Open Festival, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI.

Rilla Marshall, Archipelago (detail), installation for Art in the Open Festival, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“My current work investigates the potential vulnerability of our coastal communities due to development, erosion and potential sea level rise. Referencing the terrain and shorelines of Canada’s east coast, my work depicts the liminal spaces where ocean meets land and considers the forces that shape our landscape.

With a particular focus on islands, my shoreline mapping uses weaving, embroidery and crochet to explore the constant negotiation between land and ocean and the ways this negotiation shapes our personal and collective relationship with our cultural identity. With a focus on hand-weaving, I integrate traditional textile patterning into my work, enabling me to bring the lay of the land to a human scale through the intimacy of hand-worked textiles. Through my practice, I acknowledge and investigate the tension between nostalgia, the inevitability of change and the fickle notion of progress.” RM

Rilla Marshall, Bottle Cove, 37x28, handwoven, embroidered,  hand-dyed elements, cotton.

Rilla Marshall, Bottle Cove, 37×28, handwoven, embroidered, hand-dyed elements, cotton.

Other material relating to Rilla Marshall.

Artist website: rillamarshall.wix.com

Artist Blog: Marshall Arts

Art Cloth Text: Rilla Marshall

The Velvet Highway: Rilla Marshall

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Have you met…Millefiore Clarkes?


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 Millefiore Clarkes.

Millefiore Clarkes is a filmmaker and documentarian from Prince Edward Island, Canada. Her passion is to capture on film, the moments in which humans reveal themselves and their essential interconnectivity.

Her music videos Stealin for Catherine MacLellan, People I Love for English Words, and Philadelphia for Paper Lions won ‘Best Music Video’ at the MusicPEI Awards (2012/13/14). She was named ‘The 2013 William F. White PEI Filmmaker of the Year’ and was awarded the 2013 CBC PEI 321 Award with producer Jason Arsenault. Her short doc December in Toronto is a Staff Pick on Vimeo and was shortlisted in the Lyrical Category and screened at the 2012 Vimeo Film Festival Awards in NYC. In 2011 WIFT-Atlantic Chapter awarded her the ‘Salute Award’ for her work in the sector. Her media artwork has been screened at festivals across Canada and the US.
​​She has produced and directed one feature length documentary ‘Stalking Love’ (2005) which aired on CBC’s documentary! channel from 2006-2009, as well as played at film festivals across North America (including RIDM, The Atlantic Film Festival, and the New York Independent International Film and Video Festival).​

To date she has also produced a number of experimental videos and short documentaries which have played across Canada and the US, music videos, and a documentary web series. She is currently in post-production on her second feature documentary and web series entitled The Telling. She is also currently producing a short documentary ‘Where the Heart Is’ for BravoFactual. She recently directed a documentary for The National Film Board about organic farming called Island Green which has screened at festivals across Canada. She pursues her skills as a DOP and editor working on her own films and with others in the Atlantic Canadian film community. She was the Executive Director of The Island Media Arts Co-op from 2005-2008 and a Video Editor in the industry.​
​​She actively advocates for a vibrant film culture in her home province of PEI through sitting on the boards and participating in organizations such as: Women in Film and Television, The Island Media Arts Co-op, and The Island Film Factory.

Other material relating to Millefiore Clarkes.

Artist website: onethousandflowers.tv

Vimeo: Millefiore Clarkes

CBC Radio “Q”: Millefiore Clarkes

Sesquicentennial Public Art Collection: Millefiore Clarks

The inspired city: Millefiore Clarkes

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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…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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Have you met…Monica Lacey?


Curiosity: a love letter to abandoned houses - an installation of an abandoned house created in Victoria Park, Charlottetown, PEI for the Art in the Open Festival, August 2013. Curated by the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Viewers were encouraged to explore, root around, and indulge their curiosity.

Curiosity: a love letter to abandoned houses – an installation of an abandoned house created in Victoria Park, Charlottetown, PEI for the Art in the Open Festival, August 2013. Curated by the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Viewers were encouraged to explore, root around, and indulge their curiosity.

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 Monica Lacey.

sleeping (the voyeur) - oil on canvas, 24x24 inches, 2012

sleeping (the voyeur) – oil on canvas, 24×24 inches, 2012

Bio

Monica Lacey is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on the beauty
of the broken, overlooked, or discarded.  Monica spent many years traveling,
working in the film industry, and developing her skills as a writer, dancer,
and yoga teacher before returning to interdisciplinary studies in Textiles
and Photography at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. She has
received several awards and grants for excellence in her work and service to
her community and her art can be found in private collections across North America.
She lives and works in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

a murder of crows - graphite on laid paper on panel, encaustic, 9x12 inches,2012

a murder of crows – graphite on laid paper on panel, encaustic, 9×12 inches,2012

Accept Loss Forever, fig3 -rust, transfer, and encaustic on BFK Rives on panel,6x6 inches, 2010

Accept Loss Forever, fig3 -rust, transfer, and encaustic on BFK Rives on panel,6×6 inches, 2010

Accept Loss Forever, fig2 -rust, transfer, and encaustic on BFK Rives on panel,12x12 inches, 2010

Accept Loss Forever, fig2 -rust, transfer, and encaustic on BFK Rives on panel,12×12 inches, 2010

Statement

“I enjoy examining & considering the world visually; I can understand and
articulate things via my art that I couldn’t grasp any other way.
My work focuses mainly on drawing out the beauty of that which is broken,
overlooked, or discarded – it is important to me to look closely at life, to notice
the tiny details. I believe that things and places have their own lives and intimate
feelings and I want to tell those stories, to give voice to moments
otherwise forgotten. My studio practice encompasses a variety of
media and usually always involves layers and depth, as those elements
directly reflect my process.” ML

the body cage (your body holds you back) - cotton, plywood, steel, 2011. This piece corresponds with a video work and is a part of the larger solo exhibit: The Sky is Always Moving: an exploration of dance & the human experience, curated by the UNB Art Centre, 2012.

the body cage (your body holds you back) – cotton, plywood, steel, 2011. This piece corresponds with a video work and is a part of the larger solo exhibit: The Sky is Always Moving: an exploration of dance & the human experience, curated by the UNB Art Centre, 2012.

Other material relating to Monica Lacey.

Artist website: monicalacey.com

dancethechanges: Monica Lacey

Gallery 78: Monica Lacey

Go Elsewhere: Monica Lacey

Papirmass: Monica Lacey

Vimeo: Monica Lacey

Sesguicentennial Public Art Program: Monica Lacey

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Have you met…P Elaine Sharpe?


PinkTriage.  Mixed media, 23X35", PE Sharpe, 2013

P Elaine Sharpe, PinkTriage.
Mixed media, 23X35″, PE Sharpe, 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 P Elaine Sharpe.

'all the other thing'  Acrylic on Yupo, 26X20", PE Sharpe, 2013

P Elaine Sharpe, ‘all the other thing’
Acrylic on Yupo, 26X20″, PE Sharpe, 2013

P Elaine Sharpe is a Canadian artist living in Toronto, Ontario.

Oh!  Taunting myself with prior seductions.  Oil on Yupo, 23X35", PE Sharpe 2013

P Elaine Sharpe, Oh!
Taunting myself with prior seductions.
Oil on Yupo, 23X35″, PE Sharpe 2013

Three Figurae, acrylic on Yupo, 23X35" each, c PE Sharpe 2011

P Elaine Sharpe, Three Figurae, acrylic on Yupo, 23X35″ each, c PE Sharpe 2011

Other material relating to P Elaine Sharpe.

Artist website: www.pesharpe.com

Art Orbiter: P Elaine Sharpe

Huffington Post: P Elaine Sharpe

Greengrassblueskies: P Elaine Sharpe

Angell Gallery: P Elaine Sharpe

ArtSlant: P Elaine Sharpe

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Have you met…Tobias Wenzel?


ohne Titel (2002, Aquarell/Papier, 17x24 cm)

ohne Titel (2002, Aquarell/Papier, 17×24 cm)

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 Tobias Wenzel.

ohne Titel (2002, Aquarell/Papier, 10,3x14,0 cm)

ohne Titel (2002, Aquarell/Papier, 10,3×14,0 cm)

1963 Born in Berlin
1985-1993 Architecture studies, University of the Arts Berlin
since 1985 dealing with the visual arts
from 1993 to 1995 Freelancer, architects léonwohlhage architects, Berlin
since 1995 Self employed as an architect in Berlin, a member of the Chamber of Architects
1995-2000 Researcher, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
1997 Assistant International Summer Academy, Venice
2000, taught “six rooms,” Bauhaus-University Weimar
2002 Freelancer, architects Léon Wohlhage Wernik, Berlin
since 2003 Professor for Design and Construction Theory, Zwickau University
2004-2005 Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Dresden
lectures, publications and exhibitions

In 2006, Collage / paper, 14.8 x21 cm

In 2006, Collage / paper, 14.8 x21 cm

Räumling 2, (2008, acrylic paint / cardboard, 19x14x18 cm)

Räumling 2, (2008, acrylic paint / cardboard, 19x14x18 cm)

Other material relating to Tobias Wenzel.

Artist website: www.tobias-wenzel.com

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