A WEEK AMID JUNE The Show has Come to a Close!
(A Week Amid June)
This blog has purpose:
For all of you that have caught a whiff of the show Autumn and I have brewing, we want to provide you with some guidelines to commit to this opportunity. This blog is meant to function as a forum for communication and a venue for investigation.
We ask those of you that have been invited or are interested to submit a short profile about you and your artistic endeavors. This way we can post them up on the blog and get communication going.
As we hear back from artists we will begin drafting a line up and layout for the week. The sooner you get back to us the more options you will have.
Below are some of the artists that will be showing /performing/singing their work "A Week Amid June."
We are hoping to strike up some conversation upon this blogging space so please feel free to leave comments below posts. This is both for the public and for communication among the artists involved.
We are trying to be transparent in our attempts to organize and lead this occasion while allowing you to see it come together from the inside out.
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Antonina Clarke AKA Anna, or the yetti, has been arrogantly fighting the stream of homogenized art, monotonous “juxtapoz” imitations, and all soulless creations across the Western Seaboard. Raised in wonderful Riverside, CA, enduring angsty adolescence in Golden, Colorado to grow into a fine young hippie in the rolling hills of Oregon and Washington. Her triumphant return to Colorado marks a new phase in her studio practice, one that will develop on the walls/floors of the once Boulder Co-Op. Maybe naked ladies, maybe fruit still-lifes, we shall see…. but usually she creates large colorful oil paintings typically with death, decay, growth and rawness as the subject, with flowers, laurel wreaths, anatomy, bones and veins for imagery.
I Conceive a Scalpel
You might wonder
if I am a minefield,
Or a spiral staircase
of curls. Or a language
you heard once, but never
But I manage to
keep a catalogue of your body
parts, spinal and strand, bundle
of muscle, popping
of knee. Your muscles and the
way they remember things I know
that your lip
is just a thing. A noun.
A slab of skin
concealing the jutting
of your jaw bone.)
By the time I received a BASA in ceramics from CU boulder in 2007, my work had all started to drift toward music. I have played I started making ceramic drums and connecting ceramic ocarinas (globular flutes) up to air compressors. I have played the guitar for 10 years or so, but senior year I had the opportunity to take a guitar construction class through CU and I was instantly hooked on Lutherie (construction and repair of stringed instruments). Since graduating I have largely put ceramics on hold and attended the Roberto-Venn School of Lutherie in Phoenix, Arizona, to really learn the craft. I have completed 4 guitars to date and currently work at Woodsongs Lutherie in Boulder repairing string instruments. Autumn asked if I wanted to put a piece in the show but I feel like it will be more authentic for me to perform music rather than show a piece right now. I like the idea of my performance being a sort of gallery to show some instruments I've made.
I have always been more of an instrumental musician but I am in the process of exploring my vocal abilities now. Lately I have been into singer/songwriter stuff like Bon Iver and Bonnie "Prince" Billy as well as experiemental, electro influnced indie music like MGMT and Ratatat. I am also endlessly fascinated by the symbioic marriage of technology and music and explore this through loops and electronic influenced sounds.
Lucie Brossard Kiwimagi
Lucie has a Bachelor’s in Art History from the University of Arizona and a Master’s in Art Therapy from the Naropa Institute. She has been a student of painting and drawing since the late 80s, and for the last several years has been studying and creating at the Art Students’ League of Denver. Lucie has counseled and provided art therapy services to children, families and adult offenders in agency and school settings over the last ten years, and currently practices full time at the Tennyson Center for Children in Denver. Lucie has exhibited her paintings, drawings and collages around Colorado and in Connecticut, her native state.
My work is usually unplanned, spontaneously conceived. I borrow from the details and rhythms of nature, and am fascinated by how these elements are metaphors for parts of the self. Tempera and chalk pastel seem to be my preferred media; I love them because they are gritty and soft, pure and vibrant.
In this age of reducing, reusing and recycling, I am often most satisfied when I consume little. Recently, my main mode of working is to deconstruct stored art works that are without resolve and make them into something new. Culmination I is a mélange of at least four previous pieces. In this pastel collage, I explore the tension that exists between the past and the present, attempting to bring a new, lighter touch to the intensity and impact of familiar forms.
Born in raised in Upstate New York
BFA in Ceramics from CU-Boulder ’08: Although I don’t believe that an art education buys me any legitimacy – it was an amazing way to spend undergrad.
I have mostly made work out of clay, which have been a part of larger installations. I have always been interested in body forms; extended, contorted and altered. My inspirations are David Kronenburg and fashion. I enjoy the way clothes fit ones body and how a body is affected by material. I’m interested in theater and creating environments for viewers to walk into and experience on a variety of levels.
But of course, these are all the things I’m working towards, whether I’ve accomplished this or not is questionable.
For this Show: I have spent much of my time putting things together with Autumn. Since, I’ve graduated I’ve been working on the other side of art, more business, writing and kissing ass. I actually really enjoy the hiatus from making work but I plan on working on a few collaborations for the show. I’ll keep you posted on what I will be contributing.
For Now: The last show I have taken part in was my BFA show about a year ago… yes, I’ve taken a year off.
Meanwhile, I have been working for an artist in town. I have been writing for her and helping her with her artistic endeavors. I have also been working at The Kitchen in a few different capacities, working at Watershed School as a sports coach and still looking for work to satisfy me.