My drawing for the Silhouette show has been printed and is ready for phase 2 of color/stippling. Looking forward to the final product!
Silhouette opening March 1, 2013 at 6pm at Blackburn 20|20.
STIPPLE: (verb), -ING (noun, verb, used with object)
1) to paint, engrave or draw by means of dots or small touches
[ORIGIN: 1660-70, Dutch 'stippelen' a frequentative of 'stippen' meaning ' to dot', derivative of ' stip' meaning 'dot']
SILHOUETTE: (noun or verb when used with object)
1) (n.) a two-dimensional representation of the outline of an object, as a cut-out or configurational drawing, uniformly filled in with black, especially a black-paper, miniature cut-out of the outlines of a famous person's face;
2) (n.) the outline or general shape of something;
3) (n.) a dark image outlined against a lighter background;
4) (v.) to show in or as if in silhouette
[ORIGIN: 1790-1800, French à la silhouette after Etienne de Silhouette (1709-67), French finance minister]
Excerpt from Ralph Waldo Emerson's Nature, [Chapter V, "Discipline"]
1. Nature is a discipline of the understanding in intellectual truths. Our dealing with sensible objects is a constant exercise in the necessary lessons of difference, of likeness, of order, of being and seeming, of progressive arrangement; of ascent from particular to general; of combination to one end of manifold forces. Proportioned to the importance of the organ to be formed, is the extreme care with which its tuition is provided, — a care pretermitted in no single case. What tedious training, day after day, year after year, never ending, to form the common sense; what continual reproduction of annoyances, inconveniences, dilemmas; what rejoicing over us of little men; what disputing of prices, what reckonings of interest, — and all to form the Hand of the mind; — to instruct us that "good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed!"
Looking forward to the upcoming group exhibition "Silhouette" at Blackburn 20|20 curated by Bill Carroll which opens March 1, 2013. A digital print of my stippling "If I Were Fearless, I'd Speak My Truth (Melissa)" will be on view along with 70+ emerging and professional artists. Details below:
March 2 - March 30, 2013
Thursday, March 1, 2013, 6-8pm
At Blackburn 20|20
323 W 39th St, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(between 8th & 9th Ave)
Hours: Thurs - Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Curated by: Bill Carroll, EFA Studio Program Director
Featuring: Mike Asente, Donald Baechler, Glen Baldridge, David Baskin, Jackie Battenfield, Kim Beck, Michael Bevilacqua, Lauren Bierly, Jimbo Blachly, Miriam Bloom, Chakia Booker, Michael Paul Britto, Maurice Brochet, Deborah Brown, E.L. Brown, William Carroll, Deric Carner, Amanda Church, Willa Cox, Eyal Danieli, Cristina de Miguel, Mark Dion, Chris Dunnett, Joel Fisher, Anne Gilman, Raúl Hott, Nicholas Howey, David Jacobs, Kurt Kauper, William Kentridge, Janet Kusmierski, Carter Kustera, Jain Kwak, Liv Mette Larsen, Michelle Levy, Greg Lindquist, Sharon Louden, Charles Luce, Rene Lynch, Annabeth Marks, John Monti, Ron Morosan, Stephen Mueller, Natalia Nakazawa, Michael Neff, Helen Oji, Nathan Oliveira, Jim Osman, Jan Pfeiffer, Ray Rapp, Chris Rayburn, Thomas Reidy, Beth Reisman, Scott Richter, Philip Taaffe, Jeffrey Saldinger, Andra Samelson, Phil Sanders, Sarah Schmerler, Karen Shaw, Greg Sholette, Bill Smart, Steel Stillman, Karla Stingerstein, Jason Stopa, Emma Tuccillo, Tyler Turkle, Kara Walker, Lindsay Walt, Thomas Weaver, Kit White, Dan Wong, William Wood, Tricia Wright, and Lu Zhang.
Image Credit: Donald Baechler, PLANT STUDY #2, 2009, gouache and gesso on paper, 24 x 19 inches. Courtesy of Cheim and Read, NY.
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