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. 

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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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Family Ties Brooklyn | Dallas

Family Ties
Brooklyn | Dallas 
mostly Brooklyn Artists Commune with mostly Dallas Artists 
curated by
Bonny Leibowitz | Julie Torres

500X Gallery
opening reception
Saturday, April 11th 7:00pm - 10:00pm
exhibition continues through May 3rd

On view Saturdays & Sundays, Noon to 5 p.m. Weekdays by appointment

Lots of art stuff happening in Dallas this weekend and I am so looking forward to my visit. 
Family Ties, co-curated by Bonny Leibowitz and Julie Torres "celebrates the limitless potential of artist supporting artists, " and I am so pleased to have been invited to participate and share the experience. The Dallas Art Fair is happening this weekend as well so much to do about Art in Dallas this weekend in April. I hope to see you there. 

Brooklyn-based painter Julie Torres and artist Bonny Leibowitz of Dallas, TX have partnered to co-curate a unique exhibition of 80+ artists from Brooklyn, 40+ local Dallas artists and several like-minded artists from around the country, in "Family Ties." 
Torres' recent "Family Style" exhibitions in NYC are the inspiration for this community-expanding project. Leibowitz and Torres share an affinity for the participating artists' exciting work and for collaboratively organized exhibits. 
"Family Ties" celebrates the limitless potential of artists supporting artists.

Julie Torres is a painter and arts organizer in NYC and will be in attendance for the opening. 
Bonny Leibowitz is an artist and "Family Ties" co-curator living in Dallas.

Family Ties artists
Albert Weaver, Alex Paik, Alexis Granwell, Ann Glazer, Anne Russinof, Ashley Garrett, Austin Thomas, Bailey K Chapman, Barbara Laube, Becky Yazdan, Ben Pritchard, Ben Terry, Bonny Leibowitz, Brett Dyer, Brian Edmonds, Caetlynn Booth, Cande Aguilar, Cecilia Salama, Chance Dunlap, Christina Tenaglia, Christopher Moss, Christopher Rose, Claudia Tienan, Daniel John Gadd, David Michael Connolly, David T Miller, Deanna Wood, Douglas Florian, Elizabeth Gourlay, Elizabeth Riley, Ellen Letcher, Emily Berger, Enrico Gomez, Eric Mavko, Erica Stevens, Fran Holstrom, Fred Gutzeit, Georgia Elrod, Ginny Casey, Giovanni Valderas, Gwendolyn Plunkett, James Prez, Jamie Powell, Jason Rohlf, Jay Henderson, Jeanne Neal, Jeff Parrott, Jennifer Shepard, Jenny Leigh Jones, Jill Vasileff, Joan Mellon, John Kesling, Jonathan Cowan, Julia L Trinh, Julia Schwartz, Julie Alexander, Julie S. Graham, Julon Pinkston, Justine Frischmann, Karen Schifano, Karl Bielik, Karla Areli, Katherine Mojzsis, Kevin Andrew Curran, Kristen Biles, Ky Anderson, Kyle Gallup, Lael Marshall, Lauren Collings, Leeza Meksin, Leslie Kerby, Levi Haske Liz Ainslie, Liz Atzberger, MaDora Frey, Maria Britton, Marian Brunn Smith, Mary Judge, Matthew Neil Gehring, Maxwell Stevens, Mayra Barraza, Meg Atkinson, Melissa Capasso, Melissa Staiger, Michael Frank Blair, Nancy Ferro, Paul Behnke, Peggy Epner, Phillip J. Mellen, Polly Shindler, Rachael Gorchov, RE Cox, Rebecca Litt, Rebecca Murtaugh, Roberto Munguia, Ryan Goolsby, Ryan Michael Ford, Sally Warren, Sean Montgomery, Stephen B. MacInnis, Suhee Wooh, Susan Carr, Susan Cheal, Teresa Ekasala, Todd Camplin, Vicki Owen, Vicki Sher, Wendy Klemperer, Will Hutnick, William Crump, William Eckhardt Kohler, William Lawler, Zak Vreeland

Flight of Fancy
Flight of Fancy, Oil and cold wax on Arches paper for oils, 16 x 12 inches, ©GwendolynPlunkett2015