Thursday, May 01, 2008

Whoops! Lost a week there. Was either working hard or hardly working.

I should've noted the passing of Bay Area painter Paul Wonner last week. I've always been a sucker for the whole Bay Area Figurative thing--Richard Diebenkorn, Wonner, David Park, etc. If you like modern painting, you like these artists. (As Tyler notes, there aren't many good Wonners online.)

Tonight you should make your way to Arlington--no, not for an AAC event: The Ellipse will be opening The Thread as Line: Contemporary Sewn Art. The artists' talk is from 5:30 to 6:30; the reception coninues to 9:00. Go back on May 15th to see Sondheim Prize winner Laure Drogoul's Knitting Jam with Apparatus for Orchestral Knitting. Knitting needles + contact mics + PA system = fabulous.
Finally, Jim Mahoney said some really nice things about the AAC and Ian and Jan in the May issue of Art in America. Of course there's no content online to link to--quaint!--so you'll either have to pick up a copy or just take my word for it.
Pictured: Paul Wonner, Figure on an Indian Rug, 1961

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