"NOTES ON is an a-chronological studio diary that artist Magalie Guérin’s re-transcribed twice by hand and now in print. Through that active facsimile Guérin documents her painting process, mapping at once her creative history and the way that history consistently transforms. Personal, professional, and creative spheres intersect like simultaneous layers in a painting as accumulated entries capture the shifting gray area between self-doubt, self-awareness, and creative breakthrough. A recurring and parallel “character” in this journal is a hat shape—an abstract form that Guérin paints over and over again. Whether anatomical or abstract, the hat shape becomes an anthropomorphic companion as witness/lover/nemesis to Guérin’s artistic endeavors. Guérin shows us not only that a room of one‘s own is useful, but what can happen when it is utilized."
The NOTES ON book release will coincide with the opening of Magalie Guérin's next exhibition at Sector 2337 on March 25, 2016.
Midnight Kitchen Projects explores innovations at the intersection between visual art, food, and experience design. I've partnered with Chef Giuseppe Catanzariti on projects that push the boundaries of what we see, make, and eat. We produce dining events for public and private special events, creative venues, restaurants, and businesses that result in memorable, unique, sensorial experiences for guests.
I'm thrilled to be collaborating with artist, Carrie Gundersdorf, to design an artist book of her collages and collected imagery. I've been a fan of her drawings and paintings for many years, and have come to own several of her pieces. She is a prolific collage maker, pulling images from astronomy books and personal ephemera. I love how the arrangements feel vulnerable, yet function as a graphic document, classifying all manners of stardust... a personal order of the cosmos.
The sample pages above are excerpted from the book. These were published as a limited print edition by Devening Editions in 2013.
In May 2013, Neoteric Design moved into a new office. Settling in to the new space was a great opportunity to develop a plant program and introduce an art loan program. My goals for an art program were:
• for the staff to live with artwork over time;
• to expand the context around the work;
• to bring the design and art world closer together; and
• to expand our company's cultural program.
Curated by Sonia Yoon and Shannon Stratton
Friday, February 26, 2010
Chasing Two Rabbits is a special event curated by Sonia Yoon and Shannon Stratton that pairs animators with live performances by sound artists and musicians. Inspired by the experimental films of Norman McLaren, who combined abstract imagery (including scratching and painting into the film stock in earlier work, as well as paper cut-outs and live action and dance) with imaginative music and sound, Chasing Two Rabbits, acts to pair artists in both genres to produce a unique event where, rather than leaving art to illustrate a story, perhaps sound and vision will illuminate each other.
Gracen Brilmyer, Peter Burr, Tom Burtonwood, Dana Carter, Jodie Mack, Tracy Taylor, and Rebecca Schoenecker.
The Chicago Phonographers, Chris Hammes, Eric Zeigenhagen, Steve Lacy, Frank Van Duerm, Kotoka Suzuki, Cait Stevens, George Monteleone and Broken Chooser.
Concept and design of exhibition publication for visual artist, Ellen Rothenberg, 2000
Publication design for William Cordova, in conjunction with his solo exhibition at Threewalls