Bay Area Figurative Art – Joan and the boys
Hello friends and fellow art about rats lovers, how the heck are you?
An aside before I begin: I have many things I want to post – Philadelphia notes, the good and the annoying of the Barnes Foundation, dancing with a laid off school teacher at Eastern State Penitentiary , notes on upcoming exhibitions around LA and elsewhere, tons of stuff about the upcoming “Michele O’Marah: Video Portraits” and “Home Show, Revisited” exhibitions at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. I risk tede-ifying you so I’ll stop listing my wish-I-coulds.
I’ve been choking up lately. I need juicy images. I crave reasons to spend hours searching the Internet for said juicy jpgs. I want to learn while I look. Little is better for me than finding an obscure reference or a thumbnail view on one website and then chasing all over until I have all the information I want plus a full 640 x 480 pixel image. Yay. come have fun along with me.
Beginning with a super challenger, Joan Brown’s “Fur Rat.” Speaking of powerful. Rat looks both creepy and, around the eyes and nose, friendly.
Taking a bit of a break, back soon. It’s 4:13 pm on Monday, May 9. 5:47 – quickly now:
The above “Portrait of Lupe” was taken from Rocor’s Flickr stream. Rocor has a bunch of photos from museum visits, all categorized by museum. Nice stuff. Another treat that I found is Abby Wasserman’s website, which has articles from the catalog for “Into the Light: The Transformation of Joan Brown,” 1998, Oakland Museum.
Done for today. 6:36 pm still Monday.
In this April 13th post you’ll find the beginnings of this series. By hook, by crook, and by the hair on my chinny chin, chin, this subject is developing itself – here before my amazed and willing eyes.
Figurative art? Regionalism? Eek, a personal crise de l’art abstrait? Dunno. Flying now. See you soon.
More on Bay Area Figurative Art:
Untitled, May 2011, May 20, 2011
Bay Area Figurative Art – Joan and the boys, May 9, 2011
Bay Area Figurative Art, April 13, 2011
About: Again. Plus, a note about non-Non-objective Painting, April 4, 2011