Casy Vogt – American Gothika.
House paint, collage, resin on panel
24″ x 24″
So many goodies sailing in via snail and email! Spoiler alert: there’s likely to be a lot of stream of consciousness in this post…
That word, “email,” today reminds me of that childhood rhyme: What are little boys made of? Snips and snails and puppy dogs’ tails; and what are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. Here are a few art snips, laced with sugar n’ spice.
The Diehl Gallery takes pride in presenting the art of Casey Vogt. Vogt is “a kind of photojournalist,” capturing in mixed media works “what the prevalent winds blow.”
My first reactions to the work are very different from what seems to be the artist’s intent. Vogt declares: “I present issues that, if seen from an objective standpoint, seem completely incongruent with that which is preached by those in power. My goal is to neither persuade nor dissuade anyone: rather, I wish to open the gates of discussion surrounding these issues so that meaningful dialogue can replace archaic sound bites.”
I see quilt-like designs rendered using various media, and I sense more is happening in Vogt’s art-soul. Doesn’t matter, it’s all subjective. Like it. www.diehlgallery.com
“More about film, Tammy!” I hear that a lot. Okay!
Here’s an upcoming film class taking place at the Art Association. “Motion Picture Fundamentals,” with Leigh Regan, Tuesday, February 4 – March 11th, 6-8 pm. Cost: $150 for A.A. members, $175 for non-members. Description: “The class will start with a hands-on technical run-through of camera operation. Students will view and study film scenes as examples. Whether you want to learn better techniques to shoot a family video, create a YouTube video or have aspirations to make your own film, this course will give the tools and creative inspiration to boost your shooting to the next level.” Where is she, and what is she filming in this image, I wonder? Can we go there? www.artassociation.org Phone: (307) 733- 6379.
Lee Hall, “Rome Wall Study 11,” 2010.
Collage on paper.
An opening reception takes place at the Tayloe Piggott Gallery on Friday, February 7th, 5-8:00 pm for two new exhibitions: Lee Hall’s “Visual Poetry” and Robert Motherwell, “A Collection of Works, 1970 – 1990.”
You know Motherwell’s work, and my hope was to find a snagable image of Piggott’s mailer depicting Hall’s “Italian Fragment,” an abstract acyrlic on paper recalling gorgeous ancient tile work. Hopes dashed. Instead, get an idea of Hall’s style, fine geometrical arrangements and mixes of color from the image above, a collage on paper. Visit www.tayloepiggottgallery.com.
Drove by ITP after dark the other evening. Lights on, painters painting in there. Nice.