Tuesday, September 11, 2018


I finally made a duck for this funny stand that I've wanted to use for a while. Done and done! Two more jiseung pieces in a the works: another duck, and a vase based on one I saw in the Korean gallery at the art museum last week.
I doubt I can get it as perfectly tilted as this one (and that could have been a mistake, who knows!).
I also went to see the William Morris show. The background wallpaper and faux rug on the floor were a little bit overkill for me, but otherwise I loved that textiles and books were all in one show.
The Fabergé and Tiffany galleries apparently had been redone a while back, so I stepped in and loved the Fabergé crystal 'water' in these tiny flower pieces.
In April, I had seen the Kerry James Marshall mural on the back of the Chicago Cultural Center. His show here was not as big but given the size of the gallery, this piece made from giant woodcuts was monumental.
My timed ticket for the Kusama show was the last slot, which is why I had plenty of time to see what else was going on in the museum. What else, besides locking myself out of my house 2x in less than a month and learning about the gunk that builds up in washing machines? [1. Thank goodness for friends with spare keys and 2. Ew!] One of my book dealers wrote a very thoughtful review of my latest artists' book. It's always a gift when you know someone has spent a lot of time handling, looking at, and reading your work. Thanks, Alicia!

Before I forget: the closing reception for my solo show at the Orange Art Center is this Friday (along with pretty much every other opening in town)—see you for the artist talk and refreshments!

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Velma Bolyard said...