A selection of 6 Prints from our Paper Doll series are on exhibit this Fall semester at the Hamon Arts Library at Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. On display are three each my husbands my images curated by Shannon Maylath.
Paper Dolls by Colleen Shull and Justin Shull
September 9 – December 13, 2015
This exhibit displays photographs of collages created through the alteration and excavation of contemporary fashion magazines. Located in the newly renovated Hamon Arts Library lobby, this new body of work explores the intersections of new media, fashion advertising, photography, and the body. The exhibition will feature new work by SMU former adjunct lecturer Justin Shull, and SMU MFA graduate Colleen Shull.
This looks like it will be a great show! In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States
The exhibition includes works in a variety of media dating from 1931 to 1968, and some later examples that demonstrate Surrealism’s influence on the feminist movement. Iconic figures such as Louise Bourgeois, Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Lee Miller, Kay Sage, Dorothea Tanning, and Remedios Varo are represented, along with lesser known or newly discovered practitioners.
I have a print edition up on the Working Proof. They are a great resource for great print editions by artists. Each artists print is paired with a charity. See my print “Ozz” here. Its an edition of 50 prints for $30 each! They release a new print once a week, on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm, EST.
It was a sunny 75 degree weather day at the beach on Christmas Day. Despite this the Santa Monica beaches are rather empty! So spent a lovely X-Mas day biking to the beach and writing in the sand with my husband.
When one thinks of paintings on black velvet they are most likely to envision a kitschy idyllic landscape or portrait of Elvis collecting dust in a thrift shop and not in a contemporary gallery. Perhaps because of this common predisposition, I was struck by the mixed media acrylic paintings and fabric collage on velvet by Peter Alexander. Which are on view at Craig Kull Gallery in Santa Monica as part of the city wide Pacific Standard Time Art in L.A. 1945-1980 exhibits. Alexander’s Velvets are instead a spectacular mix a science fiction space odyssey especially when viewed from a distance. Up close there is a quirky costumed or Muppet-like puppet assemblage of collaged patchy fabrics, exposed stitching, and glitter glue. Large in size, they embody the space of a classic Ab-Ex painting, but physically are more akin to a folk art quilt hanging on a wall. I found Alexander’s Velvets a delightful mix of the language of abstract spatial paintings and the two-dimensionality of fabric collage.
Happy Birthday to me, the new studio is finally all set up. My husband helped me convert the utility/laundry room of our bungalow into a small sunny studio. I think it sort of looks like a Vermeer interiorwith the checkered floor and window panes.