18 April 2013

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

These are from a series of paintings of ice cream and candy my husband did a few years ago. All images belong to the artist, Russell Maycumber.

04 April 2013

Anna Von Mertens

Last February my friend Julie and I got to interview the artist Anna Von Mertens for site95, an alternative non-profit organization established to present exhibitions for emerging and established artists in temporary urban locations. site95 also hosts an online monthly journal with contributions from writers, curators, and artists, which I've lately gotten to do some copyediting for. Anyway, Anna Von Mertens makes these incredible quilts that she hand-dyes (actually she stretches the fabric like a canvas, and then paints the dye on with a brush) and hand stitches based on themes like the auras surrounding famous paintings or the stars above violent moments in American history, and she has recently shown her work at the Smithsonian Art Museum's Renwick Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum, Ballroom Marfa, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Below are some pictures of her work, and you can read the full interview on site95's website by clicking here: http://www.site95.org/?p=1716