From the La Bor Atory> New wall drawing, work in progress... by Linda Price-Sneddon

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I have been thinking about this idea for a while now...striated stacks, accretion formation, a recurrence of the chromaSpindle, a form that I have generated in the past. So, what is this spindle form, and why am I so obsessed?

 A quick look at the wiki entry yielded my following favorites:

  • Spindle apparatus, a cellular structure organizing and separating the chromosomes during cell division
  • Sleep spindle, an EEG waveform that occurs during sleep
  • Spindle neurons, a specific class of neurons that participate in signal transmission in the nervous system
  • Spindle torus, in mathematics, a self-intersecting torus

And don't forget:

I still don't have the answer, but I now know that this type of structure reoccurs throughout the physical world, and I find it fascinating.

So I thought documenting the process of this piece might be a very bloggy thing to do. I am still not sure of the work's final form. The spacing between spindles may change. I'm working on a video piece that I intend to project onto this and see how the forms will interact with the moving image. (Test trial today in the la bor atory) And, due to an accident in the studio that impaled one of the spindles with the leg of a ladder, I may be cutting and re-configuring the vertical forms.

Here are the completed drawings on mylar. The light streaming through the windows late afternoon gives a hint at what video projection might be like. Plus, I'm liking the simple white and gray tones. Who knew? and this from a self-proclaimed color geek?!

Here are the completed drawings on mylar. The light streaming through the windows late afternoon gives a hint at what video projection might be like. Plus, I'm liking the simple white and gray tones. Who knew? and this from a self-proclaimed color geek?!

Here is a layer cake of the traces that I'll use to transfer the completed drawings to painted mylar for the collage process. This is why process is so cool. Now I'm  thinking..."what can I do with graphite and transparency"!

Here is a layer cake of the traces that I'll use to transfer the completed drawings to painted mylar for the collage process. This is why process is so cool. Now I'm  thinking..."what can I do with graphite and transparency"!

 
Layout on the table, beginning the collage process.

Layout on the table, beginning the collage process.

 
I have, of course, saved all the scraps!

I have, of course, saved all the scraps!

Conversations in Red at Chautauqua Institution VACI Strohl Art Center Gallery by Linda Price-Sneddon

I am fortunate to be a part of this wonderful upcoming exhibition at Chautauqua Institution. Seven of my MindForms pieces that were created specifically for this show will be on display along with the works of seven other 2 D and/or 3D artists.

Details follow:
Click here to go to Chautauqua Strohl Gallery website


Conversations in Red

Opening: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
03:00pm

Location Strohl Art Center / Main Gallery

Gate pass or event ticket required. Purchase tickets at http://chqtickets.com

July 19–August 22 / Opening Reception Wednesday, July 19 / 3–5 p.m.

We are pleased to present this contemporary thematic exhibition of abstract oil and resin paintings, fiber, ceramics and works on paper. Approximately 30 works will be shown, all focusing on the color RED. Eight national and internationally recognized artists — Julian Jackson, Darien Arikoski-Johnson, Sydney Licht, Thomas Marrinson, Leah Patgorski, Linda Price-Sneddon, Justin Teilhet and Angie To — have created work specifically for this exhibition, shifting their palettes to shades of red. Their work can be found in private collections as well as museums and established galleries across the country.

 

Thankful to receive GPAC Artist Opportunity Grant by Linda Price-Sneddon

Ground Figure #37, Grey Schema with Vermillion Spire

Ground Figure #37, Grey Schema with Vermillion Spire

I am so grateful for receiving a grant in support of my upcoming exhibition at Chautauqua Institution this summer, opening July 19, 2017. More details on that to follow.

Here is the Greater Pittsburgh Council Arts Council press release for this cycles grant recipients:

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Announces Awards for Local Artists 
Artist Opportunity Grants awarded to 11 local artists, totaling $10,010 in professional development funds

Pittsburgh, PA….May 1, 2017….Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council announces $10,010 in awards in this round of Artist Opportunity Grants, funds to support individual artists in accessing professional development opportunities that support their artistic careers. Eleven artists were awarded grants ranging from $660 - $1500 to support technical needs, travel, lodging, and presentations associated with improving their art practice. Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council awards Artist Opportunity Grants three times a year through a panel comprised of local arts professionals, with awards ranging between $250 and $2500. The purpose of the grants is to remove financial barriers between artists and critical experiences that will advance artistic careers. The next deadline for Artist Opportunity Grants is Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11:59pm. Artists who are 18 years or older, not enrolled in an art degree program and live in the following counties may apply: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Mercer, Lawrence, Somerset, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland. All artistic disciplines are eligible, as are artists in all stages of their career. For information on grant eligibility, guidelines, and an application, please visit: http://www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/programs/grants/artist-opportunity.

Grants Awarded from March 6, 2017 cycle:

  • Asia Bey, $750 for framing, mounting and registration for Featured Artist show at Boom Concepts, Garfield
     
  • Aminata Camara,$1500 for travel and lodging to study traditional weaving and dyeing in Guinea, West Africa
     
  • Lauren Demichiei, $1000 for mixing and mastering of new album Cite Your Sources
     
  • Echo Eggebrecht, $660 for tuition and childcare for intensive classes at Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn , NY
                
  • Crystal Fortwangler, $800 for travel to Tucson, AZ to present film at Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Meeting
     
  • Kim Fox, $900 for travel to install work at AIR Gallery, Brooklyn NY
     
  • Julie Mallis, $1000 for travel and tuition to attend "Practice Practice" at AS220   
      
  • Michael Pisano, $1000 for fees for Swarm Artist Residency, Ottawa, Canada
     
  • Linda Price-Sneddon, $900 for  framing, documentation, and travel for July 2017 exhibition at Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua
     
  • Elizabeth Rishel, $500 for travel/lodging for performance at Vandalia-Con, Parkersburg WV
     
  • Ruth Stringer, $1000 for transportation, accommodation and equipment to install work at MOCA Cleveland