Thursday, February 28, 2013

Working Big Again

Check in soon for more updates. A big thank you to Eric Quick for making this frame for me while I was at work.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

My Night So Far

Eric and I are making painting babies tonight. We are wanting this to be a series of mixed media paintings exploring creatures who create their own exoskeletons. Eric will be doing highly detailed and realistic pen and ink drawings of the creatures while I paint their shells in the style in which I paint things, so lots of candy colors and circular patterns. Here is what we have going so far:

Once we've finished about six or seven of these, we want to create a show entitled "X.O." This title came about because we're an unstoppable couple of cuties who love hugs and kisses and because of the word, "exoskeleton." 

Some More Collabs

I Want More Collaboration

Chloe York, Jesse Nabers, Magyn Darmstaedter, and Stephanie Kern

Chloe York, Jesse Nabers, Magyn Darmstaedter, and Stephanie Kern

Chloe York, Jesse Nabers, Magyn Darmstaedter, and Stephanie Kern
I have recently been inspired by shows like Co-Lab and Hitting the Switch to start thinking about making more collaborative work. I think collaborating with other people on projects is a good practice to be in.

When you emerge from your typical mindset of making art and become exposed to how others work and their process and use of materials, you are putting yourself in a position to explore other ways of working that you would not normally think about.

I have put out an invitation to some artist folks I know to come and work with me in my studio this week. I will provide the painting surfaces and supplies as well as a little wine. So if you are reading this, you are invited to come work with me as well. Message me if you are interested and let's make some painting babies.

Friday, February 22, 2013

I Won!

I've been away all week on business. Right now,  I work in the Admissions office of Memphis College of Art and I have been traveling every other week to various high schools trying to drum up interest with the students about our program at MCA.

It was a long week in Chattanooga and South Carolina and I am so happy to be back, especially because I was able to make it to Exhibition: Momentum where Eric and I had work. I knew it was a juried exhibition and there were hand-made trophies by local artist Eli Gold in the mix, but I was in no way expecting to win one. So I arrived back in town after a five hour drive and Eric and I made our way to Trolley Night and the exhibition we had work in. I was still in my driving clothes. If you see any photos of me at the event later, you will now know why I look a little disheveled.

But you don't want to hear all that. Suffice it to say, I won the visual art juried award of 100 dollars and this stunning trophy by Eli Gold. I'm in love with it.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Did you have a lovely Valentine's Day?

Chloe York

Eric Quick
I did. My sweet husband treated me to a steak dinner with lots of candy for dessert and little presents! I won't digress much farther into how adorable we are because isn't it obvious enough?

What I really want to talk about is how we both got pieces into an upcoming exhibition juried by Eli Gold, Dwayne Butcher, and Jamin Carter.

Exhibition Momentum will be a one-night showing of both visual and performance art at 409 S. Main Street here in Memphis. All of the artists showing had to fall under the 18-25 year old age range to be able to submit work and wouldn't ya know it, that included Eric and I. We both feel so honored to have been chosen and look forward to the exhibition on Friday, February 22nd at 409 S. Main. Save the date, kiddies. Come see these pieces in person. Maybe we'll even win a prize!

Go and Look at This

Commercially Unappealing

It is my new favorite thing. A blog that is dedicated to opening up discourses and conversations regarding the Memphis art scene, both the good and bad of it.  I am both excited and terrified for the day that might come when they talk about me somewhere on there... As Dwayne Butcher puts it, "Celebrate Memphis. Don't hate Memphis."

Monday, February 11, 2013

That Unicorn Show

I've never painted a unicorn before, but this upcoming exhibition sounded too good to pass up. So here it is in all its splendor...

Chloe York "Magic and Junk" Acrylic on Canvas 6"x6" 2013

I hope I get in!