Saturday, January 16, 2010

fellow traveler Max Ernst

I remember learning about Max Ernst's brightly colored surrealist paintings back in art school, but it wasn't until I saw his book "Une Semaine de Bonte" that I really got hooked on his work. This was when I started playing with captions, realizing the power of words to change one's perceptions of an image. I haven't looked at his work in a while, but this week I finally got my own copy of "A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil", and again I'm hooked. There are more images from this book here.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Showing at Twist Gallery

I've started off 2010 with a show at Twist Gallery in downtown Nashville, TN, "It's Not Hellfire". I had fun painting the gallery with my dear friend Liz, who has her amazing artists books and collages on display for this show, and we had lots of help from my boyfriend Scott, his dad, and Beth Gilmore, the curator at Twist. The icing on the cake was being chosen as Nashville Scene'c Critic's Pick for the January artwalk - "White's animal oracles don't go for cheap laughs or creep-show schlock. Her picture-book renderings provide a believable setting for their asides, which, at their best, are touching and heartfelt."

After setting everything up, we headed out into the cold new year's festivities. There was a good crowd, lots of music, and even some very nice cops (picking on us for eating ice cream outside in near-freezing temps), but we headed back to the hotel before the big "guitar drop". Liz and I settled in for slumber-party-girl-talk while Scott and his dad watched football in the next room, and we nearly missed the actual passing into the new year. Scott busted in, turned on the tv, and we saw the ball in NYC drop just in time. Ok, that meant it was actually 1am where we were, but whatever. We didn't miss a thing.



Tuesday, January 05, 2010

more to come

I'll post stuff and photos soon about the show at Twist Gallery, and new year's fun in Nashville. Until then, here are my cats in winter sunlight.