The Elizabeth Sanford Memorial Show
Thank so much to everyone who came out to see my work on Saturday night at The Soundry for my first group show in 2009, The Elizabeth Sanford Memorial Show.
The press release explains the show and a history of the studio. My thoughts:
Accomplished portrait artist Elizabeth Reid is excited to participate in the upcoming show, “I am interested in the idea of art as a product of consumerism, and what comparisons the art will draw with the waste/recycled materials. I think there is a great opportunity to comment on economics of the art world itself…in the current economy, the value of art is being questioned. I look forward to this show raising questions about how and why we make, price, and sell art by using materials that are ‘worthless’.” Reid, and nearly two dozen other artists, will show new works at this show.
We do a lot of printing at work. Thought that would be a good place to start. Cracked open some toner cartridges and found really cool bags of (highly flammable) fluorescent dust. Played with enough dust to turn my snot purple, trying out the way it sticks to different papers.
I didn’t mix the dust with a medium. I smeared it around with old paintbrushes, pieces of card stock, and other random objects around the desk. Also, a lot of blowing was involved. Here’s what turned out:
Looks neat in person. Come by and see, and check out the other amazing pieces made out of stuff people have thrown away.