After a coffeehouse chat with two poets, tonight’s art crawl begins with “Michael Jackson”–as himself–by Sydney Belden. Click over to read it, then scroll down to see Belden’s “Chaplin”:
I spent a LOT of time at this next one. It’s sort of education, sort of art. Fascinating, especially the way the textures, colors, and images are used to express so many stories. “The Dinner Table” at Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art makes a big first impression:
Click the images to look at the individual place settings in great detail, plus even artist sketches as she built the work. Here are two fascinating settings: Sacajawea and Margaret Sanger.
(Consider it part if the art that my spell-checker claims not to know how to spell syphilis.)
Over at Articulated Artists, London painter Kate Groobey talks about collage as a means of “surprising herself” that lays a “scaffolding towards a big painting.” Excellent interview by Nick Nowicki with images of the full process.