We’ve had a date change on our Heliotrope fund raiser, a conversation between Jeffrey Deitch and myself about our creative work together over the years. ~ Please join us Tuesday November 21st at @penandbrushnyc for a reception that will feature a conversation between Swoon and her longtime gallerist and mentor, Jeffrey Deitch. Please purchase tickets link in bio to benefit @theheliotropefoundation The Heliotrope Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Swoon to help communities respond and heal after natural disasters and other urgent social crises, is teaming up with Pen + Brush, a women-in-the-arts advocacy foundation and exhibition space, to host a fundraiser organized by @artleadher founder and curator @mashondatifrere press release @mollykrause
Tickets linked in bio.
This made me smile when I saw it pop up in my feed on a Sunday afternoon. That time @discotecadeliador convinced me to lay down under one of my pieces during a photo shoot in Melbourne Australia. Looks like I got quite comfy, and maybe had a little nap.
When I stand in front of the ocean, the word that always pops into my mind is “mother”. All the salt water in my body seems to rise up to meet all of the salt water in the epic source in front of me. It’s the only place on earth that gives me this distinct feeling of awe mixed with sameness and familiarity. It’s so much larger than me and yet I know that it is me. That I am it. Thalassa, the drawing is born of a recognition of that sameness. Of our human inseparability from the ocean, and our global need to reckon with that inseparability if we are to survive. This piece was originally created at the New Orleans Museum of Art. It’s in the permanent collection of the DIA in Detroit and is currently part of my retrospective exhibition at the CAC in Cincinnati. Link in my bio for the newly created silk screen print adaptation.
The Canyon installation at the @cincycac is so difficult to convey in photos. The scale, complexity, and the way it feels to move through the space are all mostly lost in photographs, but, with a little help from the photos of @todseelie, I’ll try. Here’s one of the odd angles he captured from the show. Up till Feb 25th if you live in the area and haven’t seen it yet, or find yourself headed to that area of the world.
Probably the most formative creative relationship I had as a young artist was working with Jeffrey Deitch. Jeffrey reached out to me at a time when I was just asking myself what would happen if I took my 2 dimensional thinking as a print maker and exploded it outward into immersive environments. He had an extraordinary amount of faith in me, and extended to me the opportunity to create things on a scale that I would not have imagined possible before then. This week he and I will hold a conversation about my current work, as well as our past adventures. The event will be a fund raiser for the amazing Pen+ Brush Gallery, as well as my own Heliotrope Foundation. Details here: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2017, 7-10pm.
Swoon Studio in conversation with curator Jeffrey Deitch, discussing their artist-mentor relationship in detail. In addition, our latest release of prints curated by Pietro Truba of 1xRUN will be on exhibition and up for sale. All proceeds will benefit Heliotrope Foundation and Pen and Brush. Also on view is "King Woman," featuring works of 25 female artists curated by Mashonda Tifrere, founder of Art Leadher.
Link for tickets in bio.
Last couple team shout outs to the wonderful people who made the retrospective exhibition that just opened at the @cincycac possible. This beautiful image is by Matt Soltesz, who was part of the project managing duo that made this project one of the least stressful I’ve ever worked on. What a blessing that was I can’t even describe! More about Matt here - http://www.matthewsoltesz.com @mattssz
Oooh! I just got my first pic sent to me of my designs for @braddocktiles installed in a house! Proud to be part of your home @djuwadiprints @anniesloman
Hand made paper with copper leaf, turmeric, silk screen, and hand painting.
NYC folks: Swoon Studio, Tom Finkelpearl of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Albert Kakudji of Made in Brownsville, Inc., and NYFA's Michael L. Royce will lead a discussion exploring NYC's first-ever cultural plan this Wednesday, November 8. Join us and Fine Arts Federation of New York to participate in an evening of dialogue about the plan. Full details and RSVP:
Image: Swoon (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’13); "Swimming Cities of Serenissima, Adriatic Sea;" 2009; reclaimed materials photo by @todseelie
Hand made paper with dyed paper pulp relief stamp printing and silk screen collage.
Sunday afternoon shout out to the incredible printers who helped me create the 16 layer mixed media silk screen version of Thalassa just released last week. @havenpress you guys are masters of your craft. Thank you! Link to the print in my bio.
Coming up Nov 21st, NYC. Pen and Brush is hosting a fund raiser for Heliotrope in the form of an evening of conversation between myself, and my long time gallerist and mentor Jeffrey Deitch. If you'd like to support Heliotrope, as well as an amazing organization that has been supporting women in the arts for 120 years, tickets are available now.