New Studio! (& New Museum.)

Hello!

Well I’m all moved into my new studio!

I am in love with it. Yesterday I was there for 9 hours and feel like I got pretty settled. Today I was there for another few and I actually got to work on art! It feels really different, more calm, more light (vs heavy, as well as more direct morning sun), and honestly its more fun (so far i want to be there in my every waking moment, that’s a good sign). It’s also a better shape for me, it has nooks, which i LOVE and feels more magical somehow. The windows are so dreamy. I have 3! They open so I get breeze!

The new space is going to help me start my last year of grad school in a more kickass way, instead of being overwhelmed by moving across the country I am going to make so much true awesome work and intern in a revolutionary oldschool feminist gallery (more on that later) and learn about teaching. And I am going to win!

Today (before the bulk of the thunderstorm which is rattling my windows now) I went to the studio in the morning then down to the New Museum in the early afternoon to see Nathalie Djurberg‘s show – and also saw a group show called Ghosts in the Machine (arts relationship to technology w psychological/edelic surprises) and Carlos Motta‘s work, which were all also very good. That link stuff will help you see more, very worth it! Click!

I went to the museum with Gayla Martin and Shannon McBride, who are super awesome artists that go to school with me. We got to visit with Peter Fankhauser, who is a City College MFA alumni one of the best artists I have met. I am really lucky to be here now, I’ve been able to study with some phenomenal artists (as professors and peers). And I’m only halfway done! There’s more to come…

But for now here are some pictures of my new studio! I will update soon again, because you will notice my empty walls in these pictures – and they will be full of artwork very soon!

Love,
Katie

20120815-181001.jpgi found this cicada in the studio the day i moved in, so put it on the sill and away it flew.

20120815-181031.jpgthis was before i got organized. Hmm.

20120815-181052.jpglook at that dreamy light! and the windows! swoon! I wish I was there not at home procrastinating scrubbing the floors.

20120815-181128.jpgworkstations, with future work on paper and stop motion action planned.

20120815-181158.jpgempty walls. drawing station.

20120815-181232.jpgmore empty walls, with some mossy fun in the works. i have a nice plant station finally. i blame my mom for my wanting things to always be so organized. thank you sweet mom!

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