A week ago I attended the opening of Creative Statements, a show of work by SAQA members in Ohio, held at the Zanesville Museum of Art. I had the honor and pleasure of serving as juror for the show, and it was nice to finally see the work in the flesh after having scrutinized it on the computer. I wasn't asked to make awards, but let me show you some of the pieces that I liked.
Let's start with some representational pieces.
And while we're talking cartoons, here's a quilt by Shelley Brenner Baird, with complex layers of silkscreened and painted imagery, complemented with heavy machine quilting. Almost the entire composition is made up of photos of faces, but I found this little detail tucked in a corner.
But I was happy to find a lot of representational work that escaped those traps. (Well, heck, since I was the juror I guess I ought to like what I put in the show....)
I'll show you some abstract works in a later post. Meanwhile, if you're in, near or driving through Ohio between now and July 6, please stop by and see the show.