Friday, October 24, 2014

We Are the Wardens

Photo Gallery - We Are The Wardens
Artist: Katie Chasteen
Genre: Sculpture
Venue: Delurk Gallery
Media: paper, natural objects, fibers, glass, acrylic

October at Delurk there may be something that has been missed by some visitors...

That is the quiet intimacy of the sculptures presented in the rear gallery. The work of one, Katie Chasteen.

Katie is a full time member of the collective, volunteering as all the artists at Delurk do to support the daily operations of this unique art space.

A fine art photographer, Chasteen has an eye for framing moments within the larger work by piercing the forms and composing the view within.

One cannot fully experience the pieces by simply passing by them on a stroll through the space.

They need to be entered into through the marvel of the human eye; to be pondered, considered, investigated for hidden treasure revealed in one's particular and personal imagination.

The images in this post are a scratch at the surface of these "Wardens" standing their posts and housing visions and keeping secrets.

These and other works are on view and available for purchase at Delurk through November 2.

Check for gallery hours and special events.

- jennimusing - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

My Work is Art

Thanks for the article about artists in our community... now, about that photo...

"I make my living from from my art." Is what the sign should read...  or, "My work is Art."

To use an image that messages "Will Work for Art" implies that the basic human needs of these artists in the article do not need funds to provide for their daily needs and though I applaud the fact that this piece introduces the reader to a range of artists that may have escaped their notice, I find the use of this image misleading.

The fact is, art has value like any other profession and the individuals who dedicate their life to being working artists have remarkable skills that contribute value to our community in ways beyond conventional systems on measure and valuation.

Dane Walters is one of those visual artists that is dedicated to perfection. Each new work is a complete pursuit, nothing is taken for granted from the ground to varnish coat each stroke is informed by his collective experience up to that moment.

As for music, Liz May is as dedicated as they come and through her musical pursuits she has gained the ability to communicate volumes with the lift of an eyebrow, a subtle gesture or nod. She is an ensemble artist in all that she does. Every day is dedicated to the pursuit and support of her passion and she has earned every bit of her skill through hard work and dedication.

I have also had the pleasure of working directly with Burgess Jenkins and when I see him on set, I know there is one less actor I need worry about, he will be prepared and mentally present, he will ask questions if he has them, and will listen to information that is given.

I regret I do not know Ms. Hambright-Ward, so I shall leave my artist comments at this; dancers are the most dedicated artists I work with in my artistic pursuits.

Thank you for reading.