Thursday, July 2, 2020

Art in the Time of Pandemic: Best Foot Forward, Part 1

In the Corona series:
The Corona Sidestep: A Virtual Exhibition
Art in the Time of Pandemic, Part 1
Art in the time of Pandemic, Part 2
Art in the Time of Pandemic, Part 3  
Art in the Time of Pandemic: Best Foot Forward, Part 2
All art (c) 2020 the individual artists  


Mark Wethli
Goin' Back, flashe on paper, 5 x 12 inches
(All work in this post is 2020, created during the pandemic period from March to the present)


We’ve passed the 100-day mark of this pandemic, with no end in sight. Artists, as always, continue to work. Some, fearful of taking the subway, set up workspaces at home. The more intrepid put on face masks and walked to their studios or hopped on Citibikes and made the trek through nearly traffic-free New York City streets. (The commute is less hazardous outside the city, as most artists have cars or work in studios at home.) 


As I scrolled through Facebook I noticed that artists were posting many images of modestly sized works. Is small the New Normal? Certainly as we cocoon for safety, everything in our world pulls in and scales down. Wanting to see more, I asked my Facebook friends to send images of current work 12 inches or under, hence the title. 

I received so many jpegs--over 300, of works in all expressions and mediums--that I've made this a two-part series. Get comfy. There's a lot to see. And more to come.


Kevin Finklea, Violet, acrylic on wood, 8 x 2 x 1/2 inches




Mary Judge
Studies on a Square, oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches




Gabriele Evertz
Onward, acrylic on paper, 12 x 12 inches 




Geoffrey Todd Smith
Newman on Numan, gouache and ink on paper, 12 x 10 inches





Patricia Fabricant
061420, left, and 060727, both gouache on paper, 12 x 9 inches




Pamela Marks
Erupt, acrylic on book page, 9 x 7 inches




Lloyd Martin
From the Everywhen series, 12 x 9 inches




Lorenza Sannai
Besides; acrylic, embroidery, andmarker, 11 x 8 inches




Kathy Cantwell
Quanta 1, encaustic on panel, 12 x 9 inches




Jeffrey Hirst
Destination, encaustic on wood, 6 x 6 inches




Lucio Pozzi
Urgent, acrylic on plywood, 12 x 12 inches




Steven Alexander
Untitled, oil and acrylic on paper, 10 x 8 inches




Berri Kramer
Mottanai #7, acrylic and corrugated cardboard, 8 x 8 inches




Karen Freedman
Qualia 3491, digital print, 12 x 12 inches




Clare Asch
Clear Water Diamond, watercolor on Arches, 10 x 10 inches




Susan Schwalb
Variations #5, silver/aluminumpoint and purple gesso on Arches Hot press, 12 x 12 inches




Emily Berger
Above and below: Each Untitled, ink on watercolor paper, 12 x 8.25 inches





Jodie Manasevet
Mirage, oil stick on paper, 9 x 6.5 inches




Cary Smith
Hudder Ting, oil on linen, 10 x 10 inches








Nobu Fukui
Hidden, mixed media on canvas, 9 x 12 inches


Side view, left: Title always comes from the text of the newspaper that underlies his work




Suzan Shutan
Wave 1; acrylic, cut foam, and tar paper, 12 x 12 inches




Andrew Werth
Center of Narrative Gravity #56, acrylic on panel, 12 x 12 inches




Tracey Physioc Brockett
Fugue State, acrylic on paper, 12 x 11 inches




Hilary Goldblatt
Mellow, Yellow, acrylic on Yupo, 8 x 8 inches




Alyse Rosner
Untitled Study, mixed media on watercolor paper, 8 x 10 inches




Brooke Nixon
Garden Dream, acrylic on panel, 12 x 12 inches




Deborah Peeples
Flow Down, encaustic on panel., 8 x 8 inches




Fran Shalom
Untitled, oil on paper, 12 x 9 inches




Lisa Petker-Mintz
Stormy Day, acrylic on panel, 8 x 8 inches





Joanne Freeman
Summer Collage, gouache on handmade paper, 9 x 6 inches




Sonita Singwi
Untitled, acrylic on paper, 12 x 9 inches




Laura Newman
Aerial, ink and acrylic on paper, 12 x 9 inches




Margaret Neill
Switchback, watercolor on paper, 6.75 x 12 inches




Altoon Sultan  
Arc, painted porcelain, 9 x 10.75 inches




Deanna Sirlin
Moving Forward, acrylic on panel, 12 x 12 inches




Marcy Rosenblat
Sequester Series #1, gouache on paper, 12 x 12 inches




Maureen McQuillan
Untitled, ink and acrylic polymers on panel, 10 x 10 inches




Nancy Manter  
Above: When it Pours #10
Below: Stay in Place, each f
lashe on Yupo, 12 x 9 inches




Anne Russinof
Lean In, Corel Painter digital drawing (for giclee printing), 10 x 8 inches




Cat Crotchett
Found, encaustic on panel, 8 x 8 inches




Joanne Mattera
Silk Road 497, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches





Jeff Juhlin
Throb, acrylic on panel, 8 x 6 inches




Allison B. Cooke
Luogo Blu, acrylic and mixed media, 12 x 12 inches




Sarah Walker
Peeps, acrylic on panel, 9 x 12 inches




Suejin Jo
Fleurs du Mal, oil and acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches




Paula Overbay
Joue #6, acrylic on paper, 7.5 x 10 inches




Andra Samelson
Basl Room, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches




Elyse Abrams
Being There, acrylic on panel, 12-inch diameter




Antonio Puri
Tantra 94, beads and acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches




Mary Schiliro
Dip Drip Snip, acrylic on Mylar, 12 x 8 inches





Susan E. Squires
Response, encaustic and oil stick on paper, 9 x 9 inches




Louise Blyton
Circular Souls, acrylic on linen, 8 x 8 inches



Judith Braun
Drawing While Listening #6, graphite on paper, 12 x 12 inches




Deanna Lee and Lee Kellner
Untitled, ink on paper, 10.5 x 12 inches




Pat Spainhour
Orb, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches






Dee Shapiro
No No Not Yet, ink and cut paper on paper, 9 x 12 inches




Barbara Lubliner
Welcome, paper relief with paint, pencil, nuts and bolts, zipper, 8 x 6 x 3 inches




Deborah Kapoor
The Fragile Flesh; hydrangea petals, beads, thread, fiber, antique hat pin, antique frame, acrylic medium, 7.5 x 3.5 x 1 inches




Nina Meledandri
Bones, handmade paper (cotton and abaca), razor clam shells, metallic thread, 10 x 10 inches




Sharon Butler
Above: March 5, 2020
Below: May 18, 2020,  both oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches





Yoella Razili
Small Pink Construction, acrylic on wood, 6.75 x 8.75 x 1.5 inches





Lynda Ray
Stitch 2, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches





Steven Baris
Toppling A1, oil on panel, 9 x 8.25 inches





Joan Mellon 
Above: Blue Line, wood and acrylic paint, 8.25 x 12 x 1.50 inches
Below: Wood, Paper, Tape; cradled wood panel, parchment paper, artist tape; 8 x 11 x 1.74 inches







Munira Naqui
Untitled; encaustic, charcoal, and graphite on panel, 12 x 12 inches





Michelangelo Russo and Jennifer Jabu
Grigio, encaustic on cardboard, 8 x 8 inches







K. Lisa Schiff
Bright Field 1 and Bright Field 2, each watercolor on paper, 3 x 2.5 inches





Louise Noel 
Tissage (Weaving), pigment stick on Yupo, 12 x 9 inches





Elizabeth Condon
Yellow Check, watercolor on paper, 8.5 x 11 inches





Darla Bjork
Lock Down/Locked Up, oil stick on panel, 12 x 12 inches




Anna Wagner-Ott
Nesting; cotton bed sheets, thread, and acrylic paint on canvas stretcher, 12 x 12 inches





Claire Seidl
Small Picture, ink and graphite on paper, 9.5 x 9 inches




Barbara Laube
Rise Up 2, watercolor, 9 x 12 inches




Diane Ayott
Ache, acrylic on panel, 5.25 x 5 inches





Cheryl McClure
Seclusion 4, oil on paper, 10 x 10 inches





Dorothy Cochran 
The Blues #2, encaustic monotype. 12 x 9 inches





Melissa Rubin
Housebound, encaustic monotype on masa paper, 12 x 8 inches





Michele Thrane
InterActions #4, cut encaustic monotypes and cold wax on paper,  8 x 10 inches





Princess Simpson Rashid
Black Manta, acrylic, 5 x 5 inches




Ellen Soffer
Little Yellow 2, gouache on panel, 6 x 6 inches




Julie Shapiro
Boxed in Blue, mixed media, 8 x 8 inches
Below: Studio wall with Boxed in Blue, middle right



Coming shortly: Part 2


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13 comments:

  1. Nice curation and pacing of images! Thanks for including me.

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  2. Great curation Joanne. Thanks for all you do!

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  3. Great curation! Thank you for introducing me to some beautiful work. It's inspiring!

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  4. Thanks for yet another great curated show.... I really enjoyed this, Joanne.

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  5. OMG, the sequencing of this post!!! and so many new people to explore, honored to be here

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  6. Joanne, marvelous selection of work! It is clear artists are creating thoughtful and beautiful works under dire conditions. Brava!

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  7. Totally enjoyed scrolling down and being surprised by the quality of the artworks.

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  8. Thank you Joanne, what an excellent transition from one piece to the next linked by color or form.

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  9. So enjoyed the experience. Looking forward to what comes next. Thank you Joanne

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  10. Just a great collection! Are you still looking for more to apply?

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  11. Loved this show and your curating! But how does a gal get to be your friend on Facebook? I've tried a couple of times.....sigh...

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  12. Wonderful exhibition, truly enjoyed scrolling and being engulfed by the work. I shared this post to my college's website and hope our students and followers enjoy perusing this exhibit as much as I did.

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  13. Really interesting exhibition, Joanne. Thanks so much.

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