Posts Tagged ‘barbie’
I needed a full day to recuperate from the energy put forth for the Barbie workshop. So much goes into planning and preparation and then, being fully present to help others manifest their ideas. Its the best sort of energy output because it comes back doubled by the creative energy of the people participating. The workshop was held the same weekend as the OJai art and film festival so the town was a buzz with activity and things to do. This may have impacted enrollment as there were only four participants making for the smallest workshop I have ever given. That said, I could not have imagined a nicer, more willing group of creative spirits. What fun we had!!! While one imagines that she is imparting knowledge of some usefulness, truly the questions and observations made by those participating is equally “teaching”. If that makes sense. One thing I learned is that the class needs to be two days, as no one finished, they did get far, but there needs to be more time to fool around with the painting and embellishing part of the activity, and for certain pieces to fully dry. Only one person broke for lunch which made for a long day of six hours. All were troupers!
I have two photos to share and when the artists send me images of their finished works I will post them here.
I am so grateful for an afternoon of playing dolls with like minded creatives, food for the soul…
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I think I forgot to mention, I’m now a full time member at OVA Arts, so, I have a home base for tricia art. If you are coming into the area be sure to stop by for a look see! I’m excited to be part of the gallery~~
Mass produced, over perfectified, glamorized fashionistas destined for goodwill, thrift shops and dumpsters can be given new life! Learn how to “up-cycle”, alter and embellish Barbie into an interesting, fun, whimsical, and or thought provoking work of art.
It is with malicious joy that many a child has taken scissors to Barbie’s golden mane. That would be just the beginning in the Barbie Redux workshop! The plastic pop culture icon can be re-constructed and held up to a higher standard of representation. As a work of art she may reflect societal issues about the roles that women play, related to gender, beauty, sexual objectification and feminine idealism. Or, she may become a whimsical or surreal creature leaving commercial symbolism behind in favor of a unique, one of a kind, work of art not to be destined for a landfill.
Instructor, Patricia Anders started altering Barbies in 2009 and continues to give new life and meaning to the mass produced object. Her altered dolls have been exhibited and published many times. Having altered nearly a hundred Barbies, she brings a wealth of experience to “playing dolls”.
The Barbie Redux workshop will be held on Nov 9th and Nov 10th (tentative)in conjunction with the Ojai art festival, “Dis-carted”.
Feeling excited about having some Barbie Redux workshops in November at OVA to co-inside with the Ojai Arts Festival
http://www.ojaiartfestival.com/index.html which has a theme about recycling stuff to turn into art. Its called “DiscARTed” and Up-cycled Barbie will fit right in 😀
This Barbie doll available now at OVA gallery
Tonight is the opening reception for Barbie as art at Ann Street Gallery in NYC; “The Ann Street Gallery is delighted to present its newest exhibition Gendered Object: Barbie as Art, with an Artist Reception on Saturday, May 19 from 6 – 9 pm. This event is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.
It seems the entire world knows who Barbie is, and in Gendered Object: Barbie as Art, a group of contemporary artists embrace this plastic beauty, whose iconic pop culture image exerts a powerful influence on artistic and visual culture alike. Mass-produced objects like dolls can tell us much about the creation and significance of self-image in the context of group identities. Since the 1960′s and the advent of the “consumer society” playing with gender identity through styling and fashion has moved from the margins to occupy a more mainstream position. This has since been expressed in popular culture through an interest in androgyny, breaking conventional gender dress codes, gender bending and body reconstruction. Read more here
Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
While my time is for the most part currently usurped by our transition from one home to another, I have been able to do a drawing or sketch here and there.
This is a study for a painting, titled “Listening Fence”, the idea came from a dream I had, although in the dream, the figures were more angst and the heads were ended before the eyes start. that still could happen I am undecided until I start the painting.
I may change the composition a bit, depends on my intuition when I begin the painting.
I drew it on a piece of card board, that is all that was around at the time.
I have been forcing myself to not spend too much time in the yard. In Calabasas the roses are in full, glorious bloom and are so lovely and fragrant. I do adore a cut flower and will be planting roses in Ojai for certain. If you are new to this blog, I am moving from Calabasas, Ca to Ojai, Ca. Both locations have their merits.
I tried to feed the birds by making these orange cups from a recipe I saw on pinterest.
I do believe that they ate the whole thing including the string 😀 inside, peanut butter, oatmeal, sun flower seeds and bird seed.
Its a little cluttered with my many plants which I will be removing soon. The house is in a safe and quiet neighborhood. We love a Mediterranean style house and have eleven contented years, but times and needs change 😀
That is bout it for an update, I hope to be creating a lot more soon.
Coming soon to Ann Street Gallery: Barbie as Gendered Object.
Barbie as Gendered Object I so wish I could see the exhibit in person but there are no road trips on the horizon for me for a while. I will have a few pieces in the show, you may remember I made many pieces during Barbie Redux. The curator, Virginia Walsh was very pleasant to work with.
The lovely Petunia will be one of the pieces on view.