I made a painting for my little videos to be projected onto. Trying to always combine different things into a single mess for everything to seem more clear to me.
To view and listen to the projections, follow the link below:
During the month of November, I had a display in the Fishbowl II window of Blackfish Gallery facing NW 9th Avenue near the Pearl District. It was terrifying and weird, yet educational. When I came back to take down the exhibit, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I sold two paintings to an unknown buyer (World on Fire and Drones and Rain).
Little bit of news:
- I have an updated page on my portfolio for sound/video things – had to scratch an itch that wasn’t painting-related and I had some fun. I plan to do more sometime in the future, but for now it’s back to painting so I have enough new work to show in the fall! Someday during my lifetime, I would like to try and project these onto paintings at a show – even though it may not end up looking or sounding as right as it does in my head. Remember that these are amateur/experimental and I really don’t take myself that seriously as a sound or video artist (and my computer is a decade old). To see them, follow this link: Video & Audio
- There’s still time to see the exhibit up at Concordia University Portland Library – it runs until August 30th.
24 x 24 inches
mixed media on panel
I added new photographs and assemblages – all of them can be viewed here: https://sylviedakotahuhn.com/photographs/
The opening reception of my exhibit at the George R. White Library & Learning Center at Concordia University Portland went smoothly – much gratitude to the folks who came out (and to the catering table). My friend of a decade came up to visit, and I was gifted a cataloging rules book circa 1908 from my former exhibitor friend Amanda (Backstory Books) – I geeked out hard. The show will be up until the very end of August.
NE 21st and Multnomah (blue sunshine)
18 x 24 inches
mixed media on canvas
I took a 24 hour break from thinking about painting/photographing construction sites and went up with my sister to Rainbow Springs near Goldendale, Washington. The grass was pink with tufts of green and some scatterings of purple and dayglo yellow. The light and clouds, in typical PNW fashion, were dramatic. There was silence (except for the birds and bugs) and at night, complete darkness. We hiked to Ekone Ranch, followed a welcoming team through the horses and foliage to look at lady slipper flowers, and stayed for lunch (volunteering to wash dishes). We spent the last hour or so sitting in front of the canyon – I was able to get an underpainting started, while my sister read excerpts from her book about the social hierarchies of baboons. We have been processing the news of a family member’s sudden passing. The processing still continues but I’m glad my sister came up north this weekend.