Woman Crush Wednesday Time! This is Chinese fiber artist and activist, Wen Fang. She began the project “Maskbook” as a way of calling attention to the problem of air pollution in urban China. The project now consists of thousands of collaborative entries—all absurdist takes on the symbol of the face mask and the very real threats posed by climate change, globalization, and industrial waste. Another of Wen Fang’s fiber art projects, “Alleviation of Poverty through Art,” took her to rural China where she worked with women to connect their devalued handicraft production with the aesthetics of high art. Shoe insoles these women were skillfully crafting, for example, became large embroidered installations shown in Beijing galleries (and, as you can well imagine, commanding a much higher price for the women’s work). I’m fascinated by the ways Wen Fang is using fiber art as a way to expose injustice, while also elevating the ordinary.
my favorite part of art collection, in general, are all of the extra secrets that accompany a piece. not only just the physical painting-but a representation of the artist as well. moments of inspiration that once flooded their mind; hours of failure or experimentation. moments of joy, growth or frustration. pieces of their life forever infused into this physical object; allowing you to briefly draw back the curtain and peer into their story. will you see something new each time? #artistportrait by the talented @reaganaleea 💫
Candlelight, 16”H x 12W”, Palette knife oil painting, Available at the Edward Dare Gallery (@edwarddaregallery) in Charleston, South Carolina already wired, framed and with a hanging kit included. All paintings can be shipped via professional fine art shippers.
While the gloom of winter may be upon us, Candlelight’s rich yellows, golds and oranges will remind you spring is right around the corner. This beautiful piece will instantly add warmth to your home.
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Stormy day = Studio day. Work in progress. Mount Tamalpais portrait from Corte Madera. We will see where it goes! 24” x 36”, oil on canvas.
Self-portrait in backlight, 1946 by
Leonetta Pieraccini Cecchi (1883-1977)
Born in Poggibonsi, Leonetta Pieraccini would move to Florence as a child. She studied with Giovanni Fattori of the #macchiaioli movement and Armando Spadini an #Impressionist painter. As a student she met and became lifelong friends with fellow artist Fillide Giorgi. In 1911 Leonetta married Emilio Cecchi, a writer and art and literature critic. In 1929 Mario Tinti known as one of the top narrators of 20th century Italy would write "Leonetta Pieraccini Cecchi wants to paint like a man and sometimes she really does succeed..She paints vigorously".
This Self Portrait was restored by AWA in 2018 for 'Women Artists Florence Exhibition 1900-1950' .
#Sneakpeek at our interview yesterday with artist @ansleywestrivers. We loved learning about her Seven Rivers project, and talking about everything photography from cyanotypes to women photographers in the American landscape tradition. Be sure to read our story on Ansley coming up in the spring issue (become a subscriber via link in profile to reserve your copy), and then check out her work in person at @telfairmuseums this spring🌾
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February is fast approaching. Hope you can join us to celebrate new work from five emerging artists who have formed creative alliances whilst studying their masters @artdesignunsw 🍒 🍑🍇
Meet the Artists: Mariah (@mariah_theartist) is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan — Ann Arbor. A Detroit native, Mariah currently lives and works in her hometown. Because of her love for learning, Mariah plans to pursue a PhD in anthropology to conduct research in disenfranchised communities. In the meantime, she is working on her poetry book set to be released later this year! In her spare time, Mariah volunteers as a cheerleading coach at her former high school and enjoys watching movies and listening to podcasts. (Email her at [email protected] or visit her website mariahtheartist.weebly.com)
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🔹 Lubaina Himid is a contemporary British artist and curator. Her art focuses on issues of cultural history and claiming identities. Himid was one of the first artists involved in the Black Art movement of the United Kingdom in the 1980s and continues to create activist art that is displayed in galleries in Britain, as well as around the world.
🔸 Lubaina Himid es una artista y curadora británica contemporánea. Su arte se centra en temas de historia cultural y reclamando identidades. Himid fue una de los primeros artistas involucrados en el movimiento Black Art del Reino Unido en la década de 1980 y continúa creando arte activista que se exhibe en galerías en Gran Bretaña, así como en todo el mundo.
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Taiwanese photographer Annie Wang documented herself and her child over 17 years, layering each image from previous years into new photograph, forming a collage of mother-son relationship. Wang notes, ‘In the world of mothers where everything is hidden, the best way to speak out is through the strategy of self-representation, to express various parts of the self.’