2010 Goetemann Artist Residency
The Rocky Neck Art Colony is proud to announce three accomplished artists and a Distinguished Artist/Teacher make up our Goetemann Residency Program for 2010.
Ekua Holmes, Collage Artist
Ekua Holmes works primarily in collage using a process of searching for and rescuing what has been lost, forgotten or discarded. Using found textures, photographs , and ephemera, she reconstructs new relationships between the local and the universal. Much of her work portrays an urban environment with a predominantly black population, capturing portraits of beloved Aunties, sacred gardens and children at play and sing with lyrics as old as mankind. Her goal is that the exploration of the very personal vision enriches and completes a wide social context, while playing with the tension between the very flat medium of collage and an articulated sense of depth.
Holmes currently is owner and creative director for EJ Designs, specializing in innovative graphic design, illustration, and marketing solutions. She has completed MFA coursework at the Maryland Institute College of Art and holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in photography. Ekua has received numerous awards and honors including nomination for the Brother Thomas Award by the Boston Foundation; an Avery Foundation Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center; and an Entrepreneur Award from the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts. She has recently had solo exhibitions at the Revolving Gallery in Boston; the Holyoke Center at Harvard University and the Sandra and Philip Gordon Gallery at Boston Arts Academy, Boston.
Ted Walsh, Painter
Ted Walsh is currently studying in the Master of Fine Arts program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He works primarily in a contemporary vein of the American Realist tradition of painting and drawing landscapes and figures. Though he is young, Walsh has spent the last decade honing his artistic skills both technically and theoretically, working toward progressive ideas, yet at the same time holding true to historic precedents.
Ted holds a BFA from Drew University in Madison, NJ and has participated in a number of juried shows in New jersey and Pennsylvania.
Anne Krinsky, Printmaking/Mixed Media
Printmaker Anne Krinsky will be the third Goetemann Artist in Residence for 2010. She will give a talk about her work on Wednesday, September 15 at 7pm in the Rocky Neck Gallery.
Anne Krinsky makes grid-based works on paper and panel that occupy a middle ground between painting and drawing. In them, a delicate linear geometry is alternately overlaid with, or superimposed upon, translucent layers of acrylic color. Her panels are built up over time with thick swaths, splotches and drips of candy-colored paint. She subsequently sands these down to create a seamless seductive surface — a visual representation of a present moment shaped by prior experience.
Her upcoming show, Anne Krinsky: Time / Line, 2000 – 2010, opens in October 2010 at the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College in Boston. Krinsky’s layered acrylic paintings are in the collections of the British Museum, the Boston Public Library, Graham Gund and the UK charity, Paintings in Hospitals. She holds a BFA in Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is represented in Boston by Soprafina Gallery.
Ilana Manolson, Distinguished Artist/Teacher
Our Distinguished Artist/Teacher for this summer is Ilana Manolson, painter. Her talk at Cape Ann Museum is August 1st 3:00pm. Reception to follow on Rocky Neck at the Goetemann Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Ave. Monolson will be in residence on Rocky Neck for workshops/teaching August 9-13 (schedule of events to be announced).
Look down at your feet and you will see power in every neglected corner.
To the casual observer the site of my paintings has no more consequence than an overgrown, muddy beach. Yet day after day, I pilgrimage to this forgotten river’s edge. I sink low away from the horizon line. At this union of water and soil I inspect the most humble, incidental happening and, with a brush, a spatula, and paint, I grab its essence. Experience and intuition guide me into an interior realm of sensuality— distant and distinct from the traditions of paintings I admire. I work in a world of visions for which there are no words: a world “untitled.”
I want to bring you on a journey. Stand in my “ordinary” world— the marshy ground underneath my feet. See the red shoots of a new fiddlehead fern colliding against the acid green spring moss. Hear a quiet pool jousting with a waterfall. Disappear into luscious paint. Tip over into cerulean blue. Drip slowly down the painting’s two-dimensional space. Come to the edge of space— or not. Come to my world of the fixed and the fluid, where an illuminated heaven can fasten upon dark water and then, just as suddenly, collapse into chaos. Enter this painted place that creates its own logic: its order and rhythms; its contradictions and surprises. In these paintings we are part of an endless story of cycles —of seasons where in the comfort of repetition there is always something new.
space. Come to the edge of space— or not. Come to my world of the fixed and the fluid, where an illuminated heaven can fasten upon dark water and then, just as suddenly, collapse into chaos. Enter this painted place that creates its own logic: its order and rhythms; its contradictions and surprises. In these paintings we are part of an endless story of cycles —of seasons where in the comfort of repetition there is always something new.