artLIFE at heavybubble

Welcome to artlife where we post a curated selection of events, exhibitions, workshops, and doings by heavybubble and artists that use our services. Check out the  artist opportunities and events that catch our eye.

The Spring I by Jacqueline Unanue
exhibition
March 31 May 1, 2022
The Color of the Music, a solo abstract painting exhibition of work by Jacqueline Unanue. Her recent work is inspired by music and features colorful, large-scale acrylic on canvas paintings. First Friday: April 1, 5- 8 pm Artist Reception: Sunday April 10, 1- 4 pm Gallery Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm The exhibition at Muse Gallery includes work created during 2020-2022, inspired by the music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons’ Spring, from The Four Seasons, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and traditional Armenian music performed with a duduk, an ancient instrument. She has been painting while listening to music not as ambient sounds, but as a breathing element, alive in her work. ABOUT THE ARTIST’S PROCESS She starts painting spontaneously after feeling the music within her. Her brushstrokes express emotions and sensations. She writes her own pictorial composition using circles, ovals and flexible lines in a kind of dance. Her color palette interprets the voices of the composers, and the silences. The bass sounds are deep blues. A variety of yellows, ranging from bright lemon to yellow-orange, suggest a mystical air. White is the air itself, offering a transparent hint of the layers below: the musical notes that repeat themselves in the colored sounds. ABOUT THE ARTIST Jacqueline Unanue is a Chilean American artist of Spanish ancestry residing in the United States since 2000. She studied design at the Universidad de Chile de Valparaíso, and received formal training in fine arts, art history and textile art. She traveled extensively through Chile’s Atacama Desert, doing on-site rock art research. She also traveled to Spain to study the pre-historic paintings of the Altamira caves in the Basque Country, which is the home of her paternal ancestors. Unanue has received numerous awards and grants. Her artwork has been widely exhibited in Chile, Spain, Finland, Ecuador, and Argentina, as well as in galleries in Washington DC, Philadelphia, Annapolis, Chicago, and New York. Her work is also represented in many private and public collections in the Americas and Europe. She currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband Ricardo Guajardo who is an artist and designer. She is represented by Muse Gallery, Philadelphia.
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Meditation XXI by Jacqueline Unanue
exhibition
October 13 December 6, 2021

Twentieth Anniversary of Life and Art in the US

Curated by Ricardo Guajardo Romero

 

Artist Reception: Saturday, October 16, 2:00-4:00PM

Gallery hours: Monday- Friday 10 AM- 4 PM

Evening visits by appointment only

Phone: 610-558-5626 E-mail: dimarinn@neumann.edu

 

* Image: Meditation XXI, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 24"x 30" (61x 76 cm)

 

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film screening

In partnership with the African American Museum in Philadelphia’s Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design exhibition

Join us for a special screening featuring Anna Russell Jones, Betty Leacraft and Betye Saar, three women of African descent who have led trailblazing and pioneering careers as artists, often using their work to make pointed and powerful political statements.

Betty Leacraft: Shape Shifter of Textiles
Produced by Jere Edmunds, Edited by Ellen Reynolds
(USA, 2021, 20 min)

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students printing by hand with ink and paper
workshop
September 14 November 16, 2021
Ever wanted to make your own prints? Come learn easy ways to make prints in class and that you can make at home. We’ll be exploring monoprinting, the painterly print. We’ll start with rolling ink onto Gelli plates, using leaves and simple stencils to make our marks. Then we’ll move on to work on the etching press with oil-based inks, using non-toxic cleanup techniques. We’ll explore additive, subtractive, and trace monotype techniques.
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If Only... carved wood, acrylic, hand cut recycled wood 9" x 15.5" x 2"
exhibition
April 2 May 2, 2021

Uncluttered compositions, bold color and balanced structure are core values in my abstract work. In Double_Space I bring two bodies of work together: mixed media prints and carved, painted wall objects. They both originate from printmaking and celebrate the uplifting nature that color can bring to our lives.  My non-objective work explores the power of color to unite, enhance and define space.  A limited palette and geometric shapes derived from architectural forms reflect my minimalist and graphic principles, which embrace my gravitation towards order.

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portals 18: Rie Jones; Stick; Laurie Beck Peterson; Woman Made Gallery; Reciprocity: Collaboration
exhibition
March 4 April 3, 2021

 Opening Night Friday March 5, 7pm EST

YouTube and Zoom Information Below

CHICAGO — Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present “Reciprocity,” juried by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman. This exhibition, both at the gallery and online, includes 21 woman-identified and non-binary artist pairs working in photography.

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Six dark lines move and weave from left to right over varigated yellow background
exhibition
January 7 January 24, 2021

Crtl-P is the command to print (on Windows PC at least). It is the abbreviated sequence of simple actions that transform a digital image into a physical one. As common as it may be, this ordinary act of creation speaks to the voluminous history of image-making, the dissemination of knowledge, and of course, printmaking.

 

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grid of contrasting colored patterns with vertical zig zag lines
exhibition
December 2 December 20, 2020

Bill Brookover is showing a new drawing in LIGHT, a members exhibit at Da Vinci Art Alliance. The drawing is based on a pre-Hispanic Peruvian textile in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is rendered in cross-hatched lines using three colored pencils in each section of the grid.

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Barbara Henry postcard "Every Day I Check the Map"
exhibition
October 3 October 24, 2020

It's our first exhibition since the pandemic began. 

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DEADLINE EXTENDED - Must be Postmarked by September 24, 2020

Vent, Chill, Stress. How's this pandemic been going for you?  Did you lose anyone? Where did you stay? How did you stay amused and connected? What images are in your head? What is surprising you?
Express any of it, or anything on your mind, on a postcard.

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Tim McFarlane and Sandra Felemovicious
Virtual Artist Interview
August 26

This Wednesday, Aug.

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Gaiamama VII, by Jacqueline Unanue
exhibition
September 2 September 27, 2020

Muse Gallery Philadelphia is proud to host Gaiamama | Meditations, a solo painting exhibition of work by Jacqueline Unanue celebrating her 20th Anniversary of Life and Art in the U.S. Her recent work features colorful large-scale paintings.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

In April 2000, I arrived in the U.S. for the first time from Chile, South America after being invited for a series of exhibitions in Washington DC, and Philadelphia. To celebrate my 20th Anniversary, I will have three exhibitions in venues throughout Philadelphia. 

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