ASTERISCUS I at Artists Archives of the Western Reserve LGBTQ+ exhibition CONVERGE

I’m proud to be part of the exhibition CONVERGE. The brainchild of artist and Collection’s Registrar of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Kelly Pontoni, the following are excerpts from the AAWR’s website:

CONVERGE features 71 regional artists of all ages, backgrounds, and identifications, creating a vibrant cross-section of the LGBTQ experience. Conceived by Kelly Pontoni, and co-curated by artists Sam Butler, Tony Williams, and Mark Yasenchack, with assistance by Mary Proctor, over 140 pieces were selected in a staggering array of media including painting, photography, textiles, glass, fashion, assemblage, and immersive installations which transport the viewers while transforming their perspective.

In addition to its support of local LGBTQ artists, CONVERGE also marks the first effort to extensively document their contributions to the important visual culture of Northeast Ohio.

Click here to read more about the exhibition on AAWR’s website.

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The work ASTERISCUS I embodies the things I strive to convey in my art. Starting with a geometric construct, in this work the form of the asterisk, I weave color and striped patterning to optically energize its geometric forms. Each asterisk is embellished with varying secondary forms that creates a playful dialog with its surroundings. Cut out on a cnc router, its composition is further geometrically energized. This energy is a proxy for my inability to move freely through the world without pain and represents a little piece of me that has been freed.

My husband Bruce Baumwoll (on left) and me

This artist was awarded the Ohio Arts Council’s ADAP Grant (Artists With Disabilities Access Program) for Fiscal Year 2022

CIRCULUX I Installed in new law offices in New Orleans

Through the Gallery / Art Advisory Ann Connelly Fine Art in Baton Rouge Louisiana, I’m pleased to report that my artwork CIRCULUX I (uv cured inkjet on cnc cut acrylic) has been acquired for the new offices of the law firm Fishman Haygood in New Orleans.

The space is a lounge in the law firm that’s meant to be a relaxing space to get away from the seriousness of the day to day business at hand .

Special thanks to Chelsea Norris, assistant director of Ann Connelly Fine Art, for her enthusiasm and promotion of my work.

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CIRCULUX I at printer/fabricator Vista Color Imaging in Cleveland

Gallerist and art consultant Ann Connelly installing CIRCULUX I at law firm in New Orleans.

This artist was awarded the Ohio Arts Council’s ADAP Grant (Artists With Disabilities Access Program) for Fiscal Year 2022

New Artwork – ASTERISCUS III – uv cured inkjet on cnc cut acrylic

ASTERISCUS III is a continuing exploration of the form of the Asterisk. The hexagon is the organizing construct that holds it all together. There are 49 asterisks. Making each one was like making a separate piece of art unto itself (see details below). My body being so out of balance has been difficult so making this piece was a way of helping me be psychologically balanced. In this piece in addition to the perimeter being cut out, the interior triangles in white are also cut out.

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uv cured inkjet on cnc cut acrylic mounted to composite aluminum panel
dimensions variable 54.5″h x 41.75″w, edition of 3