Joan Synder - An American abstract painter
from New York. Joan Syder earned a MFA from Rutgers University and a Douglass College alumna (1962), Syder is also the recipient of
several Fellowships (Guggenheim & MacArthur “genius grant,” 2007).
Joan Synder is an accomplished artist with a career spanning four decades. She continues to experiment with materials and techniques and her work evolves around style and form . She incorporates memory and expresses personal emotions in her work.
The painting I chose to highlight is Spring Element 2012,
oil acrylic and paper papier-mâché on linen, 54" X 66". It is difficult to see
the raised parts in the painting from this image, but you can see them
in the video.
I am participating in a multidisciplinary group exhibition
showcasing new work with Myra-Anne Boyle, Margie Macdonald, Megan
Morgan, and Bridget Rowe-Titus. Liminality originates from the Latin līmen
or threshold. Each Artist in this collective currently stands on such a
threshold where our previous sense of order has been changed by
broadening new opportunities, uncertainty, or sweeping change. Our
artwork seeks to shed light on these malleable moments where we are
approaching the precipice of personal and collective change.
We are excited to present all our new work and talk about our forthcoming book publication.
This month at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the work of artists Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller is on display until August 18, 3013. The exhibition entitled,Lost in the Memory Palaceis a collection of aural and visual experiences that embraces 21st century art. My personal favourite installation is Dark Pool (1995) because it combines nostalgic elements with mystery transporting the viewer into another space and time.
Combing Art and Science is fun. Check out these websites for ideas:
Percussion is probably the oldest of all the instrumental groups. It has been used to accompany dancing, ceremonies and battle since prehistoric days. Historically, several percussive instruments have been made from materials such as wooden bowls or frames, bells, blocks of wood or stone which ring when hit. Percussion actually means two bodies coming together forcibly. The two bodies might meet gently or slide against one another to create a sound.
In Many countries throughout the world, percussive instruments are used to create beautiful music.
Donkey Beads are made by rural residents in many Middle Eastern countries. They are superstitious good luck stones worn around the neck of a donkey to protect the animals and to drive away evil spirits. Donkey Beads are also known as ancient faience beads and traditional donkey beads are still being made in the holy city of Qom in Iran.