Saturday, January 30, 2010
I'll keep updating as the months of waiting unfold.
In the meantime, I am working on my artist packets for other shows in other galleries. Right now that consists of gathering images and grouping them into cohesive bodies. Next week I will start writing another series statement, this time for the Deer pieces. I also want to get another one of those pieces, themselves, finished. I feel like I have been slacking on the deer series in favor of the circles/circle book. I don't appreciate that, so I'm trying to get the book done very fast. If I knew what I was doing in that regard, it could go faster, but alas...so far it has proven to be a quite a frustrating challenge for me.
In the more near future (tomorrow), from 1-3p I will be at a benefit/event with my friend Sue, "Our Milwaukee for Haiti". Sue was asked to develop a public art activity for the benefit, and I will be assisting her. I'll try to sneak some photos tomorrow of the finished product. She always has excellent ideas. This one involves a giant postcard/mural. Further details on the benefit are here.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Intuitive watercolor paintings by Shana R. Goetsch
For years, the circle has meant everything, and nothing to me, all at once. It is a paradoxical shape, at the very least, but it is the one shape that makes the most sense to me. Circles are synonymous with perfection, and flaws in those perfect facades can only add layers of meaning to their simple shape. The circle is a single tension that holds countless other tensions; it alludes to life, the human body, nature, and religion. It is the primary muse for the creation of my ongoing, abstract, watercolor series. Whether the circle ultimately represents a mania, or a calming agent within me, I have always returned to my center.
Next on the agenda, I made this! Actually, I have made every call/postcard for the RAA, but one (ArtWalk), for the past year. And I'm still going strong, so I must be doing something correctly. You should see this in-person, it's huge and thick and impressive, like a giant novelty card. The call is on the back (not pictured), so if you're local and you need information on this, check out the RAA blog, listed on the side, in the 'other fine links' section.
Here are the three pieces that I am submitting next week for this call:
Anytime I can work those deer pieces in....I'm hoping they won't say no to me for this juried exhibition, since I made that pretty call for them. *fingers crossed* If I'm in, the show starts on February 13th, the eve of Valentine's Day. Timely! This show will overlap with the current show I am still in, the Terry McCormick Gallery's, Opening Exhibition. I love it when that happens, and I'm all over the city at one point in time.
Now, I'm off to work on that book...ta.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
YEEEESSS. I am finally done with my paintings, 365. series. You can find them within the first four sets here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/artinshanaty/sets/. (Don't do it all in one go, you'll wind up blind.) The book will be coming as fast as I can humanly make it look superhumanly awesome.