James Dye won the Sally R. Bishop Prize for Best in Show at the 2017 Worcester Biennial (on view at ArtsWorcester thru 6/2). Biennial juror Samantha Cataldo (Currier Museum of Art) selected James' dip pen and india ink drawing The Temple of the Burdened Host (pictured above), and along with a $1,000 prize, James will have a solo exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum in the … [Read more...]
Highlighting the work spaces and creative processes of individual artists.
Mixed media artist Janice Jakielski makes objects that are sometimes wearable, often interwoven with nature, and always fascinating in their exploration of ideas and materials. Here, she shares the interplay between her work spaces and her exploratory creative process. Ten different studio spaces over eight years spanning two countries and seven states - this was my … [Read more...]
Among the ideas Matt Brackett explores in his paintings is "the seductive suggestion of the unknown couched in familiarity." In a previous post on ArtSake, the artist explained the power of this tension: "Suggesting wonder or menace within the confines of a naturalistically-delivered image, I try to generate a potential narrative like a machine stores potential … [Read more...]
Isa Leshko has created a series of beautifully executed documentary photographs called "Elderly Animals" in which she confronts issues of aging and mortality. The inspiration for the project was her own mother's diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease. Elderly Animals Project I am traveling to sanctuaries across the country to photograph geriatric animals. I began this … [Read more...]
Judith Klausner work revels in the minutia of the world. She has recently taken a great artistic and personal risk with her new series Coming Out of the Medicine Cabinet. Here she graciously offers us a peek into her studio. Lorazepam (view 1); 2.75"×1.5"×1.5"; prescription pill bottle, Swarovski crystals; 2014 I have not naturally been an organized person with my … [Read more...]