Thursday, February 25, 2010

How can forgiveness help me to see in a new way?

"As long as you can deal with evil by some other means than forgiveness, you will never experience the real meaning of evil and sin. You will keep projecting it over there, fearing it over there and attacking it over there, instead of “gazing” on it within yourself and “weeping” over it within all of us (see Zechariah 12:10).

The longer you gaze, the more you will see your own complicity in and profit from the sin of others, even if it is the satisfaction of feeling you are on higher moral ground than other people.

Forgiveness is probably the only human action that demands three new “seeings” at the same time:

I must see God in the other who has offended me,
I must access God in myself to forgive major grievances, and
I must meet God in a very new way that is larger than as an enforcer or a judge."

Adapted from Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality, p. 194

2010 Center for Action and Contemplation, PO Box 12464, Albuquerque, NM 87195-2464 (505)242-9588

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Install two days; deinstall TWO HOURS

OMG. but i couldn't have done that without the help of the curator, Tommy Gregory, and his friends. They rock (even with their help I've got jello arm fatigue-such a girl)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

One of three additional tower elements laying flat on its back

Two more to be built tomorrow morning, add plywood to each, paint black and slam and cram on tube elements to make tower in the round and portable.

....Three built, paint flat black, in preparation for tire elements.

The tower and it's remnant rubble

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The ceiling rafters jutting out as though it might be something worth grabbing hold of to recover or tend to

but it is not to be so.

Door and window sit in frame at top of stairs (image is upside down, window goes at the top). ultimately tubes will jut out of the slightly parted door. AND most importantly, the whole piece is modular and can be assembled, transported, and reassembled with one to two chicas! male artslaves may feel quite left out for this show, but hey, it's for a gallery called women & their work (opening march 6) so naturally it should be chica friendly!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wow I could actually see quite a few stars tonight

As Houston nights go, this was a star filled one in the freshly washed crisp air at the end of another day. The air was a little to chilled for me to hover long when I scurried out to flip my meat and veggies on the grill but each flip was worth the star filled trip. But brrrrr

So much for a clean studio floor

Drifts about an inch deep in saw dust! In just one day. Dang!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The Grey Area :: Exhibition opening Thursday (6-8) and Friday (6-9), Feb 4 and 5, 2010

Join me for my opening with Devon Moore

the Grey Area
February 4 (6-8 pm) & 5 (6-9 pm)
On view through February 21, 2010
UTSA Satellite Space
115 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204

the grey area :: betrayal is not so far away. remnant tubes, baling wire, rebar, 7' h x 15' w x 4' d (suspended at top of ~14 high wall), 2010.

The Grey Area :: Curatorial Statement by Tommy Gregory
The Grey Area features new works by Devon Moore and Kathy Kelley, two artists whose concepts and materials differ yet complement one another beautifully.  Moore transforms sheet metal into gorgeous and mesmerizing images that vaguely reference landscape. His painstaking process and impeccable presentation provoke an almost meditative feeling of serenity and reflection. In great aesthetic contrast are Kelley's raw and grotesque manipulations, which alter the viewer’s predetermined definition of beauty. The artist creates graceful and whimsical compositions using discarded rubber and tubes. This exhibition is a great example of contrasting styles and their transformative value within the gallery space. The Grey Area challenges the traditional boundaries of sculpture and painting, creating an almost achromatic experience that takes over the environment.
I am extremely proud to be a part of this exhibition. Having first experienced the work of these artists in Houston as an undergraduate, I have been fortunate to witness their evolution and growth both conceptually and formally. Both individuals are exemplary artists, maintaining full time jobs, and lives, while making the time to create and install thought provoking work that should change, if even in the slightest bit, the way we look at the world we temporarily occupy.

This show is badass.

Tommy Gregory
The UTSA Satellite Space is the off-campus gallery of the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. Throughout the year, exhibitions are devoted to works by UTSA graduate students as well as nationally recognized professional artists. Since its first exhibition in 1993, the Satellite Space has become one of San Antonio's most respected venues for challenging contemporary art.

the grey area :: without your forgiveness I am still bound to what happened between us. Only you can set me free. remnant tubes, baling wire, rebar, steel frame, 6' x 10' x 4' (suspended at top of ~14 high wall), 2010.

Gallery hours are 6-8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m., Sunday; or by appointment. For more information or an appointment, contact Diana Roberts, gallery coordinator, at 210-212-7146 or the UTSA Department of Art and Art History at 210-458-4391.

Studio floor is temporarily visible

"No dissassembled Stephanie!"

The guts of the home disgorged.

Soon to be transported to Women & Their Work to be laid bare for display as part of exhibition, treading where no one hears the echoe of her foot fall, beginning March 6, 2010.

One chica deinstall is like modular manna from heaven

Monday, February 01, 2010

almost ready for a little grey area at UTSA Satellite gallery

The Grey Area :: Devon Moore & Kathryn Kelley
February 4 – 21, 2010
Opening reception Thursday, February 4, 6 – 8pm.

UTSA Satellite Space, 115 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204

the grey area :: betrayal is not so very far away; it comes from within me; does it come from within you. remnant tubes, rebar, baling wire on steel frame, 2010.

the grey area :: without your forgiveness I am still bound to what happened between us. Only you can set me free. remnant tubes, baling wire, rebar, steel frame, 2010.

the grey area :: the history flows yesterday into tomorrow.
remnant tubes, baling wire, molding elements, 2010.