Wednesday, April 11, 2012

last lecture!! number 5!!

Britney Boswell
Artist lecture number 5!!

I attended the lecture by Jeanine Jablonski. She got her MFA from MCA. She came to Memphis in 2003 and really missed home, but she knew she couldn't go back until she built up her resume, which she did. She found that working in galleries and setting up exhibitions were much more important to her. She worked at many art galleries around Memphi, and then her hometown. She later owned her very own gallery. It was very small and she wanted to feature artists in her region. Today she has her third gallery, after leaving the other two, and she says that they are nearly done painting and it will be ready to go in the fall. In her lecture she discussed the different galleries and the many many artists that she had featured. Artists include: Nick Pitman, Nathaniel Price, Grier Edmundson (from Memphis), Matt King ( her first to ever be put on Art Forum), Nick Van Woert, Eddie Martinez, Natasha Spellman, and many more. Alto of the art works didn't astound me very much. When I found out how much one of the paintings costs, I was shocked. One painting was eight thousand dollars. For that much I would buy the artist too! But they weren't all bad there were a few that caught my eye. Bobbi Woods was a girl featured form LA. She took old advertisements and old magazine pages and remade them. In some she would take out everything, except on part of the image. for instance, i one piece she took everything out of the picture except Marlene Monroe's lips! That was interesting to me. Another artist I liked was Grier Edmundson, he did prints, painted some, and I believe he also had sculptures. I think that of all the images she showed, his artwork was some of the best. He had a good technique and I think that's what I liked about it. Altogether I think that the lecture could have been a little more exciting, but it was ok.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

paper on kim dorland

Britney Boswell

Kim Dorland

Tonight I attended the lecture by Kim Dorland. His work was full of color and I wasn't expecting it. His work almost looked like digital work to me. He took a lot of his inspiration from Canadian works and canadian landscapes. 
He started off his career telling specific stories from his personal life. He was raised way out in the middle of now where, like me, so I could relate to a lot of the things his work was about. In many of his first works he included trailers, old trucks, hangout spots for teenagers and stories that he had heard growing up. That was very interesting to me. Probably one of my favorite paintings by him wash a painting done after a hunter story he heard. The story goes, that one day there were two hunters that had argued over who had shot this one deer. The man that won the argument, late that night was drug back to the woods and killed by the other hunter. Dorland portrayed the ominous of this painting perfectly! 
As time passes he began using more and more paint and started to focus on making more portraits of his wife, and son. A lot of people in New York said that he was just portraying his wife as an object, and for the world to see. In one they said that it looked as though he was spilling out her guts all over the room. Kim made sure to clarify that he loves his wife more than anything and that is not what he wanted to come across.
Later he moved on to paint wood scenes. One of the biggest ones that he painted was eight ft. by twelve ft. There is also a video on youtube showing how he made a painting. Another very interesting painting he makes of the woods was made of graffiti. He wasn't very good at graffiti, so he hired two men to help him with the graffiti part. He then says, "my wife said all I need to do now is add a dumb deer, so I did."
To keep from becoming a sculpturer, he would buy these stuffed animals, like a deer head, moose head, and most interesting, a timber wolf. He covered these animals in graffiti art and different neon colors so that people would pay more attention to the paint and not the statue. After that he began to work with glow in the dark materials. 
Finally the last few he has worked on he put in his last exhibit. It was all about light and how the light surrounds the painting. He found out that you don't have to use more paint to make the area lighter, but thinner paint. After that he just went crazy. he made a dozen more paintings where the sun shine beamed through. He also experimented with all of the different ways to portray light. He found that it could be really soft or really sharp. It could be thick, or transparent. 
All together, I would say that Kim gave a very good lecture. He could have been a little more energetic, but other than that, his work was energetic for him. 

idea for my animation project!!

My idea for my animation project is to have one actress. My sister will be playing that role. She will be asleep drooling and very unattractive. Her clothes will come out of the closet and try to wake her up, but it doesn't work so they turn the radio onto "wake up in the morning feeling like P.Diddy", and she will start to open her eyes and then suddenly all of her clothes, makeup, hygene supplies, hair straightener will attack her and make her look beautiful for the day!!! =)

my first video!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

my project, but i may still change it up a bit

artist statement

            I like to work with a lot of different materials when I create a piece of art. I am very new to exploring different fields, but this far I have really begun to like painting. I like drawing, but when I paint with color my personality really comes out. I like my expressionism. It doesn’t always have to be literal to be successful. It is exciting to me and bright, and light-hearted.  Every time I begin a piece of art work  I look to research and create a solid foundation. Once I have that laid in I began to add more and more color to create depth and contrast.  I want my work to express feeling and bring it out in a person, not just myself. I finally know when my art is finished when I can’t go anywhere with it and I have shown it to several people to critique it. When I know my artwork is going good, I get a feeling of pride and I want to work on it more and more. It makes me really happy when I here my family tell me that it looks amazing.  To know that I can show my personality through a piece of artwork is a good feeling to have. When people see my work, I would like them to let go of everything that has happened to them through out the day and the week and just enjoy the piece. I want them to let that art work guide their emotions. Like it does mine. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

in class exquisite corpse

Just started doing painting, but I really enjoy it and this is what i want

When I work with _____________Painting________________ I am reminded that _____colors can make me change my mood___________________.

I begin a piece by _______________laying down a solid foundation to start and think about what I really want to convey for myself as well as the veiwers___________________.

I know a piece is done when ________________i have had it critiqued at least three times and I feel I can't go any other direction with it__________________.

When my work is going well, I am filled with a sense of ______________pride____________________.

When people see my work I'd like them to _____________open up and not think about what they have to do the rest of the day or what they did earlier that day, I just want them to enjoy the art work______________.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

after pictures

before pictures

before I mess around with colors

beginning of 200 wordlist

200 words for digital foundations

1.     modern
2.     literal
3.     conservative
4.     inspirational
5.     realistic
6.     can be dramatic
7.     mystical
8.     objective
9.     significant
10. can be symbolic
11. expressionistic
12. fanciful
13. attractive
14. lively
15. neat
16. spirited
17. awkward
18. crafty
19. funny
20. fun
21. irrational
22. observant
23. inventive
24. idealistic
25. decent
26. cheerful
27. sociable
28. admirable
29. ambitious
30. cautious
31. conservative
32. sometimes confident
33. enthusiastic
34. considerate
35. cultured
36. humane
37. illustrious
38. indifferent
39. moody
40. persistent
41. refined reserved
42. resourceful
43. responsive
44. saucy
45. timid
46. whimsical
47. witty.... more to come


first one, I struggled a lot with it, but I hope I am doing this right