Wednesday, October 15, 2008

sharing an open studios with a great artist...


I recently saw artist Lisa Kellners' work over at the lovely blog of miss Emily B.
And my response was pretty much, omg beautiful!!!



And then when I saw that she was participating in the same open studios that I am this weekend, I was delighted.
I will have to try to stop by and visit her studio since it is literally down a doorway from my building...


But wow, look at her gorgeous work and again a lovely palette of pastels.
Strangely she has a relationship visually to Langdon Graves who I just posted about.

But my visceral response is so different. I just want to crawl inside of these installations and take a long, safe, hopeful nap.
Again I see the heritage of Eva Hesse, strange that she has come up twice for me in one week, is the universe telling me something?
And I see a relationship to one of my all time faves...Ernesto Neto.

Ms. Kellner states:
My process involves manipulating a material until its intended purpose is obscured and the piece embodies aspects of: layering, the veneer, the body, surfaces and patterning...
Nature is an influence; less for its beauty and serenity than for it's relentless force and impartial application. It is this methodology that I aim to harness in my own work.



So New Yorkers and Brooklynites now you have 2 great reasons to come to the Gowanus open studios me and Lisa...

5 comments:

josephine said...

these are gorgeous. they look like melted candy or ice cream.

Joetta said...

love that analogy...they have such happiness in them somehow?

SHILL said...

love the colour play, lovely post :)

nadia said...

beautiful oh how i love textiles...specially inthese beautiful shapes and colors

Joetta said...

colors....shapes...maybe i need ot play with some shapes??? I cannot wait to pop into her studio.