Spoke to Nick Bontrager’s Professional Practices class (TCU) about my studio practice and what it’s like to work in a gallery. It was a ton of fun sharing all I’ve learned over the past year!
Last Friday night I attended Critique night at Sunset Studios, a semi frequent get together where artists bring finished and unfinished work to discuss with art peers. This was helpful and fun!
I don’t miss the stress of grad school but I do miss talking about my work with other artists and seeing what they’ve made. Thank you Sunset Studios for your generous gift of a space and time to talk about our work. Looking forward to the next meet up. 😆
Sketch from a dream Duane (my bf) had a while back. This is from a tracing paper demo where I showed my class how to alter a sketch and transfer it.
I’m very excited to be Adjunct teaching at Texas Christian University this semester! Here is an image of an accordion book demo I made to show my class.
Elise and I have started a long distance snail mail flux collaboration. We are sending each other art prompts. Hers to Texas and mine to California. I’ll update this post as we go. Or follow us on Instagram to see it happen in real time!
Video: Flux prompt 1 "Find the limit: of your hand" by Meredith
Here are process photos from beginning to end of making the Tooth shaped box. My friend Dani gave me the tooth keeper boxes a couple years ago. Took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do with them.
Teeth and Wishbones are both strange keepsakes to me. Both are former bits of a living creature. Both have strange rituals behind them. Combining these symbols seemed natural to me.
After sending out a request for wishbones my friend John sent me 23 of them! Next was asking my friend Robot of Robotwoodwerx for help with the final product (since graduation from UH I no longer have access to a wood-shop). This was my first experience out sourcing work on a project. I'm so glad I did because it came out AMAZING!
Progress Photo of the shadow landscape mural I’m working on at The Center for the Beyond Form Exhibition. I started by picking up what I found on the side of the road. Then by using colored lights and a pen light throw a shadow of the objects on to the wall and then using paint or chalk or markers to draw the shadow on to the wall. I do this is short bursts and move the light so the images pile up like a landscape.
Beyond Form: Installation and Performance Art Exhibition curated by Du Chau @ The Center
Opening reception: Saturday, November 18th from 4-7pm
Exhibition Dates: November 14-December 20, M-F 10-4:30PM, Sat 12-4:00PM and Sun Closed.
In Beyond Form, Du Chau brings together 18 performance and installation artists. These artists go beyond conventional constraints, constructing installation works that occupy the entire rooms. Several artists use their bodies as the medium in performance works during the opening reception. This show inaugurates The Center, where you can walk from room to room to experience each artist’s unique achievements.
Participating artists: Abigail Castillo-Hernandez, Meredith Cawley, Steven Foutch, Laura Garcia-Penn, Chunyu Han, M. Kate Helmes, Kathleen Janvier, David Kirkland, Natalie Macellaio, Nan Martin, David Namaksy, Hector Ramirez, Soheyla Rashidyan, Kathy Robinson-Hays, Marina Shterenberg, Alison Starr, Gregory Troik and Fabiola Valenzuela