I’m back in nyc, teaching again and getting back into the working too many jobs. Woo! Glad to be back!
I’ll post some adventure and printmaking pictures soon, but wanted to post a couple of new mixed media friendship bracelet sculptures to tide you over. As usual they are primarily recycled or reused materials of personal topical significance. Bad pictures, on an off white wall (eesh), but you get the gist of the direction they’re headed. Fun changes!
I hope you had a wonderful summer.
PS In the meantime my instagram account has way too many summer adventure pictures… you can look at that. It’s my whole name (well most of it). Same title as the blog.
Canary ❤️s Coalmine
Two Lakes and a Waterfall. Broken, Mending
I’m getting on a cross country train tomorrow, headed for Portland, Oregon.
I’ll be there all summer and am coming back to New York to teach fall term. I am super excited to get a chance to do more art! I’ve got some great projects cooking that I just haven’t had time to work on.
It’s kind of like a residency. But with friends I have already known for many years.
I’ll go swimming and camping too, and update this as much as I can.
Here’s a picture of the sketchbook I made for the trip.
I’ll be in touch soon. You can follow my 3 day train trip from NYC to Portland on Instagram… katie.simpson.spain, you’ll find it.
New sketchbook, fun!
So, as usual I’m printing in my time between jobs. I have too many jobs. But I get to print sometimes so it’s ok.
Here are some sweet shots of the drying rack last time I printed… Gimme a couple days and I’ll fill that thing back up again, fast!
Hope spring is treating you nicely wherever you are.
I’m part of an exciting show called Swap Meet at Academic this month.
Come on out to Long Island City this Friday (April 17th, 2015) to see! Reception from 6-9 pm. Academic is located at 47-39 35th St, 2nd floor, LIC, Queens, NY, 11101
Here’s the press release…
Academic gallery is please to present Swap Meet, an experimental exhibition. Each participating artist brought work that was then randomly assigned to another artist to install and title. The result is an unexpected mixture of collaboration and detachment. Each artist giving away the intention of their work to another.
Featuring the work of:
Katie Simpson Spain
I’m working on a reduction linocut of memories of a beach I like in my hometown, Santa Cruz ca.
I’ll finish printing early next week… Put the 2nd (ish… It’s hodgepodge rainbow roll gradient fun) color today. Gotta cut up the block again. Yay!!!
Here’s a sneak peak!
Also a picture of ink because ink is wonderful.
Take good care, out there.
It won’t stop being gross winter here in NYC. But at least I’ve got some art up. And am making more, of course.
This month you can see one of my bottled shipwreck lino/woodcuts at a show called Working Artists, at Academic in LIC. I’ll post more about the show soon, the opening is coming up! I have a plastic bag friendship bracelet on view this month at City College of New Yorks Cohen Library Archive Gallery, as part of a show called Demystifying Feminism. One of my woodcut prints was just part of The Big Draw at Catalyst Gallery in Beacon, NY. And somebody just bought one of my watercolored drypoints at Postcards from the Edge, the awesome benefit for Visual AIDS, at Luhring Augustine here in NYC. I also recently had a couple of plastic bag friendship bracelets in the Grand Winter Salon at the Greenpoint Gallery. So all of that’s exciting.
Here are pictures of the colors and process of a new reduction lino. So excited!
Have a safe dry warm fun day wherever you are friend!
Here’s a picture of me looking awkward talking about one of my sculptures at the CCNY demystifying feminism exhibition! So awkward! Haha! http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xjZfW5qxuxo/VQtVbdpWBQI/AAAAAAAARdo/H0sVo1LRdqM/s1600/IMG_4389.JPG