Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Early America

I was researching for my upcoming lecture series Westward Expansion: An Overview of American Art History starting this week at Gage Academy of Art when I came across this image from the American Folk Art Museum.  I was immediately fascinated with the materials and shape.  Only after did I realize it is just a simple Shaker clothespin but its function certainly doesn't diminish its humble, striking form.

Monday, August 15, 2011

David Hockney at SVMA

Digging up Glass (Mountain), Old Rinkrank

On a recent trip home to visit family an friends, I stopped in at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and was pleasantly surprised by a little show they had of etchings by David Hockney illustrating 6 fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm (not to mention the barrel tasting going on in the lobby, gotta love the wine country).

Straw on the Left, Gold on the Right, Rumpelstilzchen

Wooded Landscape,

There were 6 etchings for each of the 6 fairy tales Hockney chose to illustrate. Some of the tales were instantly recognizable while the others I was unfamiliar with, but the illustrations were descriptive enough to understand the plot and exhibit the playful eccentricities that are always present in the Grimm stories.

Glass Mountain Shattered, Old Rinkrank

Overall it was the etching's geometry and patterns that won me over and I was impressed that some of the visual language he was using back in the late 1960's is so similar to what I've been seeing in some contemporary artists work.

Sexton Disguised as a Ghost Stood Still as Stone
, The Boy Who Left Home To Learn Fear

The Tower had one Window, Rapunzel

The Lake

The Haunted Castle, The Boy Who Left Home To Learn Fear

Friday, July 29, 2011

Redirect! I've just launched my new website LaurenKlenow.com

Click over there to see my most recent and "professionally" photographed works, but I'll still use this blog to post random happenings, findings, and visual things of interest. Such as this little gem created by accident on my studio floor last week!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Workspace: Gage Staff Exhibition

I'm really excited to finally have some of my own artwork up at Gage Academy of Art where I'm usually busy curating other artist's exhibitions. Here are a few images of my pieces which are being shown alongside coworkers Sharon Arnold, Sam Hamrick, Kathleen Moore, Charlie Spitzack and more. The show's up until Friday, March 11.

Monument I
Porcelain, twiggs and copper leaf

Fabric, tape, tar paper and newsprint

Of a Feather
Carara marble, feathers

Recent Work

Mountain View Apartments
Cast wax, dirt, and found wood

A piece I showed at the NEPO House, September 2011

Installation shot of my video Cumulus which can be seen on my new Vimeo channel.