Sunday, October 28, 2007

Cookin' Up Somethin' In The Kitchen

I find myself back in the kitchen preparing meals with my daughters after a two year hiatus during which time my husband was home during the day and I was working full-time outside of my home for the first time in 20 years. It has been a rude awakening as I Do Not Enjoy Cooking! I also Do Not Enjoy Grocery Shopping! I especially Do Not Enjoy Cleaning Up the Kitchen Following Cooking! In order to make the task more palatable, I have fashioned an apron in my art studio. The apron provides a little silliness in the midst of the tedium of cooking and cleaning up.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Making Art from "Nothing"

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to view the work of Dan and Lia Perjovschi at the Nasher Museum and to see and hear a slide lecture by curator of the exhibit and Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke, Kristine Stiles. WOW! I am now momentarily obsessed with making art from "nothing." I have SO MANY OTHER projects that I should be working on and yet, I am tearing apart an index book from 1970 and am making a mess if nothing else.

States of Mind: Dan and Lia Perjovschi is a mid-career retrospective of the work of these Romanian artists. The exhibit hangs through January 6, 2008. It is a powerful exhibit!