City’s Six Video!

Video

Hi!

Here is a video of the opening of City’s Six, at One Art Space, made by the awesome Bernard Lee.

Hope all is well with you!

I’ve got to pack my studio up… and move out.
Sad times.

But anyhow, it’ll be good in one way or another.

Take care!
Katie

Thesis Show Coming! (Recreation)

March 18th to 22nd. Reception Wednesday March 20th from 5 to 8 pm.

Working title: Recreation.

With a focus on different ways humanity navigates in and works with nature, this interactive installation combines recycled materials, fabrics, live plants, painting, sculpture and printmaking to create a strange situation involving outdoor activities. You are invited to experience this version of nature, recreations of natural environments and recreational activities, from the safety of Compton-Goethals Gallery.

Travel Directions:

You can take either the 1 train, or the A,B,C, or D. The 1 has a stop at 137 (which says City College on it), and you just walk east (the stop is on broadway), walk through a little park right away, then keep going to Amsterdam Ave, and up to Compton-Goethals Hall between 139th and 140th. The A train is really fast, and the 145th stop is great, and if you take a train on that line head west once you get out of the train. The stop lets you out at St. Nicholas and 145th, so walk uphill toward Convent Ave, and west on that street (turn left onto Convent, it’s beautiful) until you get down to the campus at 140th, the first building on the right once you go through that metal gate thing is Compton-Goethals but you have to go up some stairs to get to the entrance because there is another building sort of stuck in the corner of it (weird, you’ll see) which is not the right one.

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Life Never Waits, in the Crown Heights Film Festival!

Hi!

The movie I made earlier this year, Life Never Waits, has been accepted to the Crown Heights Film Festival!

The film will show in Brooklyn, in Crown Heights.

November 4th it’ll be on the big screen, it’s a Sunday! At 2 pm come to FiveMyles, 558 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn (2, 3, 4, 5 to Franklin) and is part of the festival section for younger people (well, it’s got sculpture/puppets that look like toys and is not ‘adult themed’ so that’s cool with me dude…).

Here is a link to the film festival page: http://www.crownheightsfilms.org/festival.html

And here is a link to a post about it on the CCNY MFA blog! http://mfaccny.blogspot.com

If you can, come see it on the big screen!

Thanks for your support!

xok

A still from ‘life never waits’… want to see it huge and moving? Come to the Crown Heights Film Festival!

This Thursday, In Between!

You’re invited to In Between, a group show featuring recent individual works by members of the MFA Studio Art class of 2013: Sasha Cohen, Andrea Coronil, Gayla Martin, Shannon McBride, Katie Simpson Spain, and Alison White.

Dates: September 24th through October 5th in Compton-Goethals Art Gallery. Compton Goethals Hall, The City College of New York! w 140th and Broadway, on the 1, a, c and d lines.

Reception: This Thursday, October 4th from 5pm to 8pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCNY MFA Blog!

Ummm, did I already post about my mfa program’s blog?

Probably. But yesterday I just wrote a post on it, which is kind of exciting (just overall, yeah), and actually might describe my internship better than I have described it on here. Or just differently. More.

Here is a little bit of the post – which has a lot more information than this. Fun! Art! More more more! Below I am quoting myself, which is weird, but seems like the best way to show you a piece of the other blog. Also this is time sensitive information – the show is coming down soon – so you’ve got to hurry and come see it if you’re interested.

“Sylvia Netzer’s show, Whorl, is currently up at A.I.R.! Please come see it this weekend or next week, as it’s only up for a short time – and closes on September 30th. Netzer is a ceramics professor at City College, and has been instrumental in the graduate program for a long time. Her sculptural work at A.I.R. is wonderful and you totally have to see it in person! It’s bright, energetic, fantastic, and in the back gallery space at A.I.R. Come over!”

http://mfaccny.blogspot.com/2012/09/visit-air-gallery-to-see-professor.html

Please check it out, and check back on the programs blog for more posts about our upcoming show, city college rad times, and other fun new york stuff.

Thank you!

Katie

New show coming up July 1st!

Hi everyone!

It’s been a long time since I updated my blog! Yikes!

I’ve been working on a small salad farm, market garden really, near portland. And I’ve been painting as much as I can in the meantime. But farming is tiring, and although I love it, I mostly just go to sleep when I get home.

I’ve got a new show coming up!

The work will be from my abstract landscape series, pieces many people haven’t seen, the newest ones… I think I posted a photo or two on here from the series, somewhere.

Anyhow, ART SHOW!

Kalista Salon & Spa – 805 NW Glisan, in Portland… which recently moved into the pearl (from SE Portland).

The event will Thursday July 1st, 5 to 10 pm. I won’t be there until 7, fyi. But there will be a band, and it’ll be catered even. It’s a nice place, I hope you can come by.

Check out their website for more info too… www.kalistasalon.com!

It’s an awesome salon, cruelty free and organic salon. And the evening of the event is their “happy hour” so you can get a discount on salon services… so cool. They’re so nice.

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hi folks!
i just wanted to post a quick hello…

i just started a new job, on the best little salad farm in oregon, mizuna gardens in warren. so i’ve been busy!
it’s a commute, and i work long days, so i’m not home too much. not enough to blog regularly.

but i’m still making art, of course.
and i will continue this for the rest of my life!
i’m still working on paintings in that series i posted about last time. similar content. plants, mostly weeds.

i just did a large (well, 4 by 2 feet, tall) of a beet! it’s deliciously lovely.
and there are some other new ones in process.
just working on the august launch pad gallery show. i also plan to have an art book there for sale! so i’ve been working on that too!

well! i hope you are all doing well! and i will post again soon with some photos.

best,
katie pie

New Work!

Oh gosh!

I have been so slowly chipping away at my upcoming show… I’ve been super excited about the medium… I posted before about it…

Lovely delicious texture. The kind of delicious you eat with your eyes (no mouth eating, it’s ground glass). And these plants, root and all. With washy acrylic coats.

I want to go work on those… maybe I will! I have an extra hour this morning. I was going to exercise, but maybe I can do both.

I love my studio, but am excited for when I can live where I work. The commute prevents me from going to the studio often enough, and in the evenings. And it can be creepy down by the tracks and riverbank at night. So much movement. The trains are very loud too, and there are chickens on the floor above us. Pretty much right above my space. They can be loud, especially the dude chickens.

Soon I will be working at Mizuna Gardens, a market garden that grows salad greens for fine restaurants. My studio is on the way home from there, so I will stop more often this summer and plan to put down daily paint.

Anyhow, I’m going to go get ready to do some of that now…

Here are some pictures of paintings that are not done. Please keep in mind their non-done-ness when you see them.


weeds in the sun by the railroad tracks.

Happy Pi Day (and some studio photos)

Hi Everyone,

Happy Pi Day. I was going to post a raw vegan pie recipe for you to try! But I freaking lost the recipe! It’s so good, cashew pumpkin with cranberry topping. I have no idea where I put it though, so I will post it later. But it feels weird to miss an opportunity to post about pie on pi day.

I LOVE PIE! One time I had a birthday party where all of the food was pie. Savory and sweet pies, all vegan too. Oh the old days. There was a time I’d have birthday parties and people would come over! And bring pies. Sigh.

Anyhow. It’s not my birthday, I’m just antisocial, and a bit of a workaholic, so that’s put a damper on the party thing. At this point all of the people who would have come to bring me pie are sick of my darn antisocial behavior. So they’re at other peoples birthday parties.

So, yes, I’m going to the studio again today, as I have nearly every day for the past week. Even if it’s just an hour or so after work, I have been getting so much good work done! I’m excited to do some more! Paint! Yay!!!

Here are a few photos of the work I’m doing.
I also started a new figurative painting yesterday, so am looking forward to working on that. I think that series will be called something like “women’s work”, as it is so far images of women working. One has a wrench, one is quilting, one is painting (self portrait), and I hope to do quite a few more. I found photos of a girl with a baseball bat, a woman painting pottery, and a few more, but if you have any good ones let me know. I am interested in non-traditioal women’s roles mostly. I’ll look on the internet too. Yeah, I have no idea where I will put those, they are small, and I have no show lined up for them. Maybe a cafe? It’s been ages since I had a cafe show.

So, anyhow, here are studio shots for you, so you can see what I’ve been talking about.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll go look for that recipe for you.

Best,
Katie