Pink "girl" and "cat" paintings in Carey's beautiful kitchen in Ohio.
Every so often one of my lovely patrons posts/sends me a photo of my art in their home.
I just love seeing where my art lives now...and thought I'd share a few of the photos via my blog.
It has been over two years since my last post like this (previous posts here and here) and I've collected a ton of great, new pics. Rather than make one giant blog post I've decided to start sharing them via this here Facebook album: "Where My Art Lives Now".
"You Cannot Give Yourself a Nickname is the winner of The Rusty Toque's 2014 Fiction Chapbook Contest.
"The stories in the collection, You Cannot Give Yourself A Nickname,
are all perfectly flawless, flawless portraits of deeply flawed
characters, unlucky as well as making bad decisions—these are funny,
true, candid, often absurd vignettes of real life." —Lee Henderson, 2014
Fiction Chapbook Contest Judge
John Jodzio is a winner of the Loft-McKnight Fellowship. His stories
have appeared in a variety of places including This American Life,
McSweeney’s, and One Story. He’s the author of the short story
collections, “If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home” (Replacement
Press) and “Get In If You Want To Live” (Paper Darts Press). He lives in
Minneapolis. Find out more at www.johnjodzio.net"
I have donated three little paintings to "Art 4 Shelter", a MASSIVE one-night art sale to benefit Simpson Housing Services and their mission to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness.
Featuring over 1000 original works of art on paper priced at $30 each
My painting, "Lucid", will be available for the low low price of:
Volunteering to deliver meals for Open Arms. Sign up for a delivery route on the day of your choice. Open Arms will load you up with enough food for several clients, you’ll get a friendly hello from the staff as well as directions for your route. After delivering food to 3–6 clients, you’ll return the delivery bags to Open Arms.
How it works: 6pm: Event starts! You will enter
through the hotel on 9th street. Fulton beer has generously provided
valet parking! You will be given a bag when you enter the gallery from Fulton Beer. Each bag will include a couple goodies, 5 tickets and a list of the artwork and associated acts of kindness.
You can use your tickets to put towards the act of kindness you are
willing to do in exchange for the artwork. You can put all of your
tickets toward a specific piece to increase your odds or spread them throughout the different artworks. You can only "win" one piece of art in total.
8pm: We will start drawing names and announcing winners. MUST be
present to win. If your name is called, you will head over to the
administrative table and proceed to "check out" by providing your
contact information. We will follow-up and coordinate the acts of
kindness with you to ensure a smooth process. 10pm: "I AM PARTY" (after party) presented by Fulton beer at Marin Restaurant & Bar (downstairs) at the Le Méridien Chambers hotel.
"Named Best Choreographer in 2013 by City Pages and steadily
gaining national attention, Chris Schlichting creates beautifully
designed, meticulously constructed dance worlds combining movement,
visual art, and music. Building on a commission for the Walker’s 25th-anniversary celebration of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in 2013, he collaborates with rock/pop guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew
Bird) and his band Alpha Consumer, which includes Mike Lewis and JT
Bates, whose repetition of musical phrasing is a perfect foil for
Schlichting’s movement art. The collaboration also features
Minnesota-based visual artist Jennifer Davis, whose collages and
paintings strike a magical balance between childlike playfulness and
Crafting a deeply satisfying mix of patterns and
set structures, large-scale spectacle and delicate intimacy, recurrence
and surprise, Schlichting’s newest work Stripe Tease embraces and slyly subverts dance history. Copresented with the National Performance Network (NPN)." - Walker Art Center
Chris and Jeremy are supermodels but I am not quitting my day job. (Woof!) Photo by Gene Pittman for Walker Art Center.
I've been collaborating with Chris- and his team of AMAZINGLY TALENTED dancers (Tristan Koepke, Krista Langberg, Dustin Maxwell, Dolo McComb, Max Wirsig, and Laura Selle Virtucio), Musicians (JT Bates, Mike Lewis, Jeremy Ylvisaker) and Lighting Designer (Joe Levasseur)- for over a year to design the set environment for this performance. This project is unlike anything I have ever done before... I don't even remember what it feels like to be in my "comfort zone."
Making stripes during our Dec 2014 residency at Carleton College.
It all started with our piece, "Rag Den" for the Sculpture Garden's 25th Anniversary birthday party last summer. (Read my blog post about it here.)
"Set Design" for Rag Den in the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden.
For this new iteration of the performance we have completely transformed the set design, music and performances to bring the piece in to the McGuire Theater at WAC.
We are so excited to FINALLY share this piece with you!
New Day, 11x14", Acrylic/Graphite on Mounted Panel, 2015
I am donating my first painting of 2015 to Soo Visual Art Center for their annual gala (silent auction) fundraiser event, "Get Lucky." The party is ALWAYS super fun- featuring food, drinks, a silent
auction with art from dozens of local (MN) artists, games, raffles and
super fabulous prizes.
2014 is the year the secret got out about Jennifer Davis. Known for her color-drenched yet subversive portraits of whimsical creatures, the Minneapolis-based painter was featured in a new book by celebrity art blogger Danielle Krysa, aka the Jealous Curator; presented artwork, including a custom painted handbag and 14 hand-painted shooting targets, at Art Basel Miami Beach’s Miami Design Market; illustrated a line of greeting cards for famous Internet cat Lil Bub; and exhibited at galleries around the country. But perhaps her biggest achievement was Joyride, her stunning solo exhibition at Northeast gallery Public Functionary
in March earlier this year. Inspired by an East Coast tour of historic
carousels, her hometown show showed the artist moving into larger scale,
more concept-driven territory than ever before in a series of
large-scale paintings and even a hand-painted, hand-carved carousel
horse sculpture, demonstrating a heightened, ever-imaginative sense of
whimsy coupled with her signature detailed pattern work. The thoughtful
presentation of the show, with carousel-like lightbulbs and mounted
swings, made it one of the most memorable art moments of the year. -Jahna Péloquin"
Wow! So nice. I'm flattered and blushing...and so grateful to the people that offered me those experiences. This got me thinking about all of the amazing opportunities I had this year and all of the people who helped me accomplish so many fun projects.
The biggest highlight of my year (career!?) was indeed my show at Public Functionary in Minneapolis in March. So grateful to their amazing crew for helping me pull if off.
Me with the PF crew after my artist talk.
A view of my installation via PF. I miss this so much.
In Sept I had another solo show at Low Gallery in San Diego. I travelled down with my friends, Ngoc and Amy, and we met up with my two Jr. High besties, Jodi and Kari- and our High School friend Chris! I had The Time of My Life. Huge thanks to Meegan and the staff at Low for putting on such a fun show/party and treating us like queens.
Low Gallery photos by Kari Heck.
In 2014 I also had the rare opportunity to participate in two artist residencies with Chris Schlichting's dance company in preparation for our upcoming performance, "Stripe Tease." (I'm so grateful to this team for letting me bumble alongside their grace and talent. I'm way out of my league and learning so much.)
At the Walker Art Center in August:
...with the "Stripe Tease" dancers and musicians at the Walker Art Center.
and at Carleton College in Dec:
Teasing out some stripes at the Weitz Center for Creativity in Northfield, MN.
"An “Only in Minnesota” holiday experience, the beloved ASI Christmas
Rooms celebrate the holiday traditions of the five Nordic countries
(Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden) in ornately decorated
rooms throughout Turnblad Mansion.
The 2014 Christmas Rooms celebrate “Christmas By Design” with a look
at how design plays a role in creating holiday traditions, and how these
traditions influence modern design. Featured Nordic designers include
Swedish glass artist Ingalena Klenell and Arne Jacobsen of Denmark. This
year, a sixth holiday room celebrates local design in Minnesota
showcasing how Scandinavian design has influenced design in the state,
with works by Blu Dot, Forage Modern Workshop, and The Foundry Home
Goods of Minneapolis."