Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Apparently my poetry bra (along with a work in encaustic called "Test Piece 4") will make an upcoming appearance in the exhibition Will Work for Love (aka, Movin' it, Framin' it) at SUNY Ulster's Muroff Kotler Gallery. You will also be able to take a page from my latest manuscript of perfume poems home with you. SUNY Ulster Artist-in-Residence and Curator Keiko Sono compiled work and personal items from a bunch of different artists she has done video collaborations with, and created this installation.
You can see our collaboration here with Wayne Montecalvo: http://vimeo.com/46908130
The blog for the show updates regularly here: http://willworkforloveblog.wordpress.com/
Opening Thursday, October 10
Artist's Presentation at 7pm
Reception immediately following...
October 10 through November 8, 2013
Alicia Mikles, Anne Gorrick, Beth Humphrey, Christy Rupp, Damon Wolf, Dave Hebb, Jacinta Bunnell, Keiko Sono, Marlon DuBois, Michael Asbill, Neal Hollinger, Polly M. Law, Wayne Montecalvo
Will Work for Love is a blog documentation of Movin’ It and Framin’ It, an art installation at Muroff Kotler Gallery at SUNY Ulster County Community College. The show illustrates the richness and vibrancy of the arts community of the Hudson Valley, while actively contributing to such richness by making and strengthening connections within and beyond the arts community as we build the installation.
The project questions the separation between art and life, between individuals, and between work and love, and focuses on the connections rather than elements. The installation will take the form of a three-dimensional and interactive diagram of our community, with collaborative projects produced at Flick Book Studio (a stop-motion animation studio in Saugerties) as the starting point.
Artists who made collaborative animation in the past, or in the planning of one, are presented in this show, not only by their animations and their artworks, but also by little segments of their lives. Visitors will see a transplanted corner of an artist’s studio, a sampling of wardrobe from another’s closet, etc., demonstrating that creativity is not confined to finished products. They will also see how we are connected in many different contexts—through schools, families, jobs, activism—creating a strong web of social structure.
The show will be interactive and informational, providing samples of different types of animation, video, and media communication, including a station where visitors make their own stop-motion animation.
Posted by Anne Gorrick at 8:46 AM
Monday, September 16, 2013
Several years ago, I read in a poetry reading series curated by Reb Livingston in Washington, DC called the Burlesque Poetry Hour. I remember the tiny backroom in a cocktail lounge as covered in red velvet, packed with people. The idea was to create a poetry-related piece of clothing that each poet could take off, and would then be auctioned off to make a little money for each poet. Reb told us specifically that ties and scarves were NOT allowed - too easy, she said.
So I made a poetry bra, an "a-bra-cedarium" that consisted of a list of words having to do with breasts - a word for each letter of the alphabet. This was not entirely easy, and I had to poll friends to fill in the gaps. I made two of these objects - one to auction, and one to keep.
I brought the project to a local t-shirt printer to find out how we could do this, along with the artwork for a separate project (t-shirts for my husband's business).
Me: "I have an easy job, and a weird one. Which one do you want to talk about first?"
T-shirt guy: "The weird one, of course."
So I explained what I wanted to do, and he said it couldn't be done. But I nudged him. I appealed to his sense of adventure.
T-shirt guy: "Get a plain all cotton bra, print the words repeatedly to cover a sheet of paper, and we'll see what we can do."
Did I mention the t-shirt guy looked like Elvis and played in a rockabilly hand? I could tell he was slightly appalled by my unmanly request.
A week later, I returned. He was able to put the text on pieces of heat transfer paper, and add them to the bras I found at Marshalls.
T-shirt guy (holding the bra up to himself): "Look, I got the word "nipple" in exactly the right spot."
Once in a while, when I
Posted by Anne Gorrick at 11:58 AM
Monday, April 1, 2013
We went to Big Bend National Park for almost two weeks this past February, and basically, all we did was hike. The longest hike was up Emory Peak (12.8 miles to about 7,800 feet). Almost every night, we'd drive up to Terlingua Ghosttown, grab a beer and face east to watch the sunset light up the Chisos Mountains, while all sorts of musicians noodled and sang on the porch. There were many friendly dogs, lots of tennis balls, and those electric pink mountains. So today I made a series of encaustic monotypes on Japanese kitakata paper with the Chisos in mind and their dagger yuccas, blind prickly pears, creosote bush, and ocotillo. Click on the images to see their waxy melodies a little closer. Viva Terlingua!
Posted by Anne Gorrick at 2:33 PM
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I made this recently for my friend and collaborator John Bloomberg-Rissman. I very much like the ghosty man on the copper plate that casually leans up against the fragments of text.
Gift to JBR - Gouache, ink and collage on antique copper printing plate, 4 11/16" x 3.5", 2012.
Posted by Anne Gorrick at 7:45 AM