Have you met…Bonny Leibowitz?


Bonny Leibowitz, Precious 2014 variable 10x18x9 wire, plaster, Tyvek, silk and acrylic

Bonny Leibowitz, Precious 2014 variable 10x18x9 wire, plaster, Tyvek, silk and acrylic, photo credit Harold Samples

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  Bonny Leibowitz.

Bonny Leibowitz All Things Considered   2014 46x30 tyvek, plaster, encaustic wax monotype, acrylic, mulberrry and stonehenge paper

Bonny Leibowitz, All Things Considered 2014 46×30 tyvek, plaster, encaustic wax monotype, acrylic, mulberrry and stonehenge paper, photo credit Hal Samples

Bonny Leibowitz has been an influential participant of the Dallas art community since the late ’80s when she moved to Dallas. The artist studied at Temple University’s Tyler College of Art in Philadelphia then worked in the gallery business, representing artists and organizing shows. Eventually, she began exhibiting her work in the region and throughout the southwest. Her one person shows include those in Dallas, Palm Springs, Chicago, Hawaii and Santa Fe, to name a few.

Her series; “Plight of the Pleasure Pods” was exhibited in 2013 at Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, TX as well as her body of work; “Symbiosis”, in the Blurr exhibition there in 2012 with a subsequent solo exhibition at the Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX.

Bonny has been recognized for her art internationally through Israel bonds, traveling to Israel in 2002 to participate in a group multi media event /exhibition there and has pieces included in “Arte Internationale”, September 2013 in Matera, Italy.

Bonny Leibowitz, Portal 2 2014 9x12 graphite and photography on yupo

Bonny Leibowitz, Portal 2 2014 9×12 graphite and photography on yupo, photo credit Harold Samples

“My current body of work; “Suspended Beliefs” started, in part with a desire to create a variety of rich inviting surfaces. Lately, I’ve been drawn to beauty of extravagance; the Baroque and Rococo periods with their “other worldly” pinks, blues and golds

I’m interested in expounding upon some symbolic attributes of “heavenly-ness” by over glorifying the forms I create; embellishing with putti and gold gilding. I then juxtapose those elements with the presence decaying vessels and imagery which speaks more to earthly struggles.

I’m using a variety of materials including wire, plaster, tyvek, mulberry bark, vinyl, graphite, yupo, salvaged architectural pieces and acrylic along with photography; details from masterworks of the 17th century.

I like looking at the process of how we question what we grew up “knowing”, what we stay attached to and how we come to unravel the validity of long held beliefs, tweaking our stance on personal truth, purpose and legacy as we move thorough life.

I’m using these concepts to create glorious facades with a nod to vanity, history, ritual, survival and transformation.

Right now I’m getting ready for my exhibition at Art Cube Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. My studio feels like a light airy piece of heaven, it’s a great feeling and I imagine I’ll miss the environment when it ships out this November.” BL

Bonny Leibowitz, Attributes and Prayer 2014 40x40 variable tyvek, cotton and acrylic  photo credit Harold Samples

Bonny Leibowitz, Attributes and Prayer 2014 40×40 variable tyvek, cotton and acrylic photo credit Harold Samples

Other material relating to Bonny Leibowitz.

Artist website: bonnyleibowitz.com

The Bonny Studio: Bonny Leibowitz

The Encaustic Center: Bonny Leibowitz

Lynette Haggard Art Blog: Bonny Leibowitz

Modern Dallas: Bonny Leibowitz

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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…Harm Ronald Maris?


Harm Ronald Maris // the School of Bologna // 19 x 27 x 2 cm // Encaustic on wood // 2013

Harm Ronald Maris // the School of Bologna // 19 x 27 x 2 cm // Encaustic on wood // 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 Harm Ronald Maris.

Harm Ronald Maris lives in Groningen, Netherlands.

Harm Ronald Maris // Part II // 14 x 10,5 x 4,5 cm // Wood, acrylic // 2013

Harm Ronald Maris // Part II // 14 x 10,5 x 4,5 cm // Wood, acrylic // 2013

HARM RONALD MARIS // 1984
2005 – 2009: BFA Academie Minerva, Groningen NL
2008 – 2009: Religious Studies; RuG, Groningen NL
2011 – 2012: ABK Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam NL

Harm Ronald Maris // Two piece relativity in red green // 32 x 15 x 4 cm each // oil and encaustic on wood // 2013

Harm Ronald Maris // Two piece relativity in red green // 32 x 15 x 4 cm each // oil and encaustic on wood // 2013

CONCEPT STATEMENT

As an artist I consider myself a conceptual aesthete, studying the fundamental workings of perception.
The aesthetics are the main focus point of this visual questioning; distilling the essence of art’s nature.

I strive for a non-figurative realism. Where pieces become objects in itself; existing IN the world but not FROM the world. With the least possible amount of artistic expression, handwriting; this elixir of life elevates the industrial piece.

I am in pursue of the Generatio spontanea in art: a minimum amount of life in a maximum amount of perfect dead matter.

AN UNCERTAIN EQUATION IN ART:
ART
=     CONCEPT + CRAFTSMANSHIP
=     AESTHETICS

>     ILLUSTRATION & DECORATION
>     WORDS and THOUGHTS
<     GOD

=     A PROFESSION

Harm Ronald Maris // Quarterpounding von Dijck with a Sienna sauce // 11 x 17 x 4cm // Wood and acrylic paint // 2013

Harm Ronald Maris // Quarterpounding von Dijck with a Sienna sauce // 11 x 17 x 4cm // Wood and acrylic paint // 2013

Other material relating to Harm Ronald Maris.

Artist website: www.harmronaldmaris.pro

Saatchi Online: Harm Ronald Maris.

Art Limited: Harm Ronald Maris.

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Have you met…Graceann Warn?


Density , 2012 30" x 60 " x 2 " Diptych Oil, encaustic and paper on wood panels Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, Nebraska Private collection

Density , 2012
30″ x 60 ” x 2 ” Diptych
Oil, encaustic and paper on wood panels
Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, Nebraska
Private collection

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 Graceann Warn.

Vida, 2013 40" x 30 " x 1.5 " Oil, encaustic and paper on wood panel

Vida, 2013
40″ x 30 ” x 1.5 “
Oil, encaustic and paper on wood panel

Graceann Warn, American, born 1955, was raised in New Jersey.  In 1978 she graduated with a degree in landscape architecture. Later, while pursuing a Master’s in Landscape Architecture at the University of Michigan and working as a landscape architect, she visited an exhibition of the last paintings of Mark Rothko. The emotional impact of that exhibition was the catalyst for great change.
Within a year she made the decision to devote her life to making art.  She has been a full time studio artist since 1985 with work exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.
She lives in in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband Geoff, Mini and Indie.

Construct, 2013 30" x 30 " x 1.5 " Oil, encaustic and paper on wood panel Available from Hoadley Gallery, Lenox, Mass

Construct, 2013
30″ x 30 ” x 1.5 “
Oil, encaustic and paper on wood panel
Available from Hoadley Gallery, Lenox, Mass

Occurro , 2012 19 " x 5 " x 4 " Encaustic and oil, objects in found box

Occurro , 2012
19 ” x 5 ” x 4 “
Encaustic and oil, objects in found box

Statement

“I paint and I construct.  Both my paintings and assemblages use the metaphor of excavation.  My formal education
in landscape architecture and classical archaeology provides structure to artistic flights of fancy that always seem to revolve around some form of revelation:

The attempt to unearth an object or solve a mystery.
Uncovering/Covering.
Leaving aTrace,
a Vestige,
a Palimpsest.”

egin , 2012 23 " x 5.5 " x 4 " Encaustic and oil, objects in found box

Begin , 2012
23 ” x 5.5 ” x 4 “
Encaustic and oil, objects in found box

Other material relating to Graceann Warn.

Artist website: www.graceannwarn.com

Facebook Page: Graceann Warn Studio.

Youtube: Graceann Warn.

Art Of Day: Graceann Warn.

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