Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Friday Night Art in Houston

Art Wall 2016 Opening Celebration
800 ft of Fantastic Artwork 
Friday, September 23rd, 5 - 8PM
Art Alley - 1502 Sawyer Street
(Additional Parking at Silver Street Studios)
JOIN US this Friday, September 23rd when we will celebrate the completion of Art Wall 2016 with a opening reception from 5-8pm. 
Studios will be open at Silos. 
For more information regarding this and other events at Washington Avenue Arts District click here for their News Letter 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Romp & Circumstance

Featuring works by multi-media artist Gwendolyn Plunkett, opens at Hunter Gather on Thursday, Oct. 29th from 6-8pm
Text below taken from Hunter Gather Project 
Hunter Gather is pleased to announce the opening of Romp & Circumstance, an exhibition featuring works on paper, installation, and objects by multi-media artist Gwendolyn Plunkett.
Houston-based contemporary artist Gwendolyn Plunkett, guided by instinct and intuition, uses various media—wax, oils, acrylics, paper, and found objects—to create abstract compositions that investigate notions of form, color, texture, and surface. Recently, Plunkett has been exploring frottage and other printmaking processes that do not require a press. Romp & Circumstance features a new series of oil and cold wax diptychs that combine rigorous mark-making with a sense of play, resulting in enticing surfaces that invite us to take pleasure in their material tactility and reflect on the connections that emerge from an intuitive process.
These explorations have yielded a series of objects, from chairs to wall installations, composed of found materials coated with layers of wax that create a rich textural feast and form a visual dialogue with Plunkett’s paintings.
In our fast-paced, contemporary world, we are too often consumed by responsibility, work, and the desire for success; Plunkett reminds us that play, not only brings pleasure, but curiosity and innovation — enriching both our understanding of the world and ourselves.
Join us for the opening reception of Romp & Circumstance on Thursday, October 29th from 6-8pm.

I wish to thank the folks at Hunter Gather Project for all their efforts in presenting this exhibition of my work in such a thoughtful manner.  Naming names, Margaret Smithers-Crump, Laura Rossi, and all members of the staff, Hugh, Matt, Cori and Katrina. A big thanks to Curtis Gannon for installing the show. 

Directions to the gallery:

Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Shift in Direction

See what has been happening in my studio recently. Some new investigations with oil paint and cold wax on paper and on panels. Series title is Flight of Fancy. Check out my web site here to see more. Below are images of two of the pieces in this series. I am inclined to describe the work in this series as drawings in paint rather than paintings. 
I do a lot of smearing and scraping of the paint. I use some mono-printing techniques. I draw with paint squeezing it right onto the surface. I actually do a bit of painting with the brush too so by rights I suppose,  these can be classified as paintings.   

Just Hanging Around, oil and cold wax on paper, 16 x 12 inches, ©GwendolynPlunkett2015

Bubble and Pop, oil and cold wax on paper, 16 x 12 inches,  ©GwendolynPlunkett2015

The work in this series reminds me stylistic of paintings from my Garden and Blue Note series from around 2005-2006.  These may be a bit more fanciful. Go here to see a couple of those paintings.