Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. We recently asked a group of curators, editors, and presenters about their advice for artists. So this time, we decided to turn the tables and ask artists, What is ONE THING you wish more curators, editors, and presenters, i.e. gatekeepers, would incorporate into their selection … [Read more...]
Highlighting the work and voices of individual artists.
Linda Bond (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow '13), moves us through present times by sharing her pandemic journal. As we all try to make sense of what it means to be alive during this plague, ArtSake is forever grateful for the voice of artists that endure through moments of great trials. Like most artists, I have had a number of professional opportunities cancelled … [Read more...]
ArtSake recently threaded our own needle by connecting with Marjorie Forte (Mass Cultural Council Drawing & Printmaking Fellow '20) and her expressive embroidery work. Thread is a simple thing found in every home. As a material, it evokes memories of handwork done by our grandmothers, binding the past with the present, speaking across generations. As a means of … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we wanted to revisit a question we first posed in April 2016: What role does research play in your creative process? Writer Justine Dymond, composer Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, and visual artist Naoe Suzuki respond. Naoe Suzuki, visual artist Curiosity leads me into research. … [Read more...]
Some creative projects begin without a map. In this Three Stages post, artist B. Lynch traces the journey of her Reds and Greys multimedia art (now on view in New Gilded Age at the College of the Holy Cross), which has grown into a richly detailed, sci-fi influenced world. Gather Commencing a new project is a mysterious process for me. In 2012, I was bumbling in the … [Read more...]