These days, a postcard show announcement in the mail feels personal. Receiving this one, a reminder of the fellowship of friends who have been in the studio working – pioneers of a creative life. Catherine Mosley, is a painter and master printmaker. Her new work engages the viewer in a geometric language play, consciously challenging the viewer.
Up Down and Sideways, a solo show at A.I.R. Gallery opens October 15th and is up through November 15th.~
Emily Mason: The Light in Spring, just released monograph reveals sixty-eight recent canvases by this bold colorist and fearless experimenter, along with thirty-two prints, including works featured in The Intuitive Print up at Russell Janis, May and June 2015. Author David Ebony continues where he left off in his 2006 volume, Emily Mason: The Fifth Element, elaborating on Mason’s prolific career and her influence as a woman artist working in New York for the past sixty years. Christina Weyl contributes an essay on the history and technique of Mason’s experimental approach to printmaking.~
A year ago, I spent a month at the Vermont Studio Center as an artist-in-residence. Happily, my studio was next to the kiln and I was able start experiments in clay, playing with form and patterns. Back in Brooklyn, to continue, I began working at the Choplet Ceramic Studio in Williamsburg aquiring knowledge with their ceramic-making masters. A year later, clarity of thought transformed into cups, trays, pitchers, and vases, crude yet refined, with well-considered shapes, wall-thickness and handles, graphics and glazes.~