Tuesday, June 28, 2011

art show this friday!

My friend Jason Kachadourian will be showing work at the Garage this Friday! Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Jason makes prints and poured concrete sculptures and all sorts of wonderful things.
Come out for the opening!

The Garage
250 1st St. N (btwn Market St. and Jefferson St. across from Lee Park)
Opening Reception Friday July 1, 6-8 pm
There will be food, friends, and art!

Show title and statement:

The City is a Garden of Ideas by Jason Kachadourian
Paraphrased from the Peter Cook title The City, Seen as a Garden of Ideas (Monacelli 2003).

It's ironic that my newest pieces are being shown in a freestanding, single story, open air space away from a big city because over the past three years my work has become saturated with the city. It is inspired by the effects of stacking people and structures in such a compact space, and an attempt to organize something that is chaotic. Repetitive and obsessive processes like organizing movable type, woodcuts, finite drawing, sewing, etc. all provide a retreat from an ever changing environment, while also mirroring it.

Concrete, wood and textile forms, as well as some letterpress prints and found objects make up the five pieces in this exhibition. They are based on interior and exterior spaces that rely on one another, as well as the structures around them, for support. A city like this becomes a conscious organism, able to change constantly in spite of the people living in it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

summertime funtimes!

I finally got around to canning some stuff today! I made some white cherry preserves. I am including the other pictures because the hydrangea blue looks so nice next to the warm yellow of the cherries!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

and it begins!

We are going to move out of our huge beautiful double porch Charlottesville mansion come mid-July and it is so full of JUNK. It's actually kind of amazing how much stuff has accumulated! 

Upon seeing Angel and I carrying a couch through our neighborhood to the Salvation Army, one of our awesome neighbors loaned us her laundry-transporting shopping cart. We loaded it up a few times and began the bittersweet moving process.

Our most successful kinetic sculpture of the day:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

back in town!

For the last two weeks, I have been gallivanting about NYC and Philly. I saw some wonderful friends and lots of art. Also, I helped out with the play I mentioned in my last post! It was an awesome six night run with a whole bunch of completely talented and supremely lovely folks.

Here's a picture of one of the beautiful fabric pieces in the Louise Bourgeois show at Cheim and Read in Chelsea.