August News

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 

 

summer show

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.

catalog cards

Fotoram.iomnemonic whale catalog example

I think need a break from the Mnemonic Whale for a while. I’m happy with the progress I’ve made on it, but I am ready to work on bigger paintings and make videos. Although the whale is a vessel that is never complete (more side drawers need to be added someday in the future), it is currently fulfilling its duty at Backstory Books. For some of the books chosen from Amanda’s shop (and subsequently placed behind each door), there is a corresponding catalog card in the right side drawer.

I took inspiration from the book The Card Catalog by The Library of Congress published last year. Actual visual examples win me over every time and it was more proof for me that art and library science can be combined. My handwriting has always been the worst. Attempting to fit my bulbous and kinked scrawl onto a 3 inch index card is a little personal challenge of mine (“library hand” penmanship this is not). But practice will eventually make perfect (or close enough) and I hope to learn “library hand” someday. For now, making these little cards are actually helping me with recognizing categories more easily at work. They are free for the taking of course ~

The updated Mnemonic Whale page can be seen here: https://sylviedakotahuhn.com/others/mnemonicwhale/

promo for show at Tiny’s

Postcard announcements finally came! I’ve been scurrying around SE Hawthorne, Belmont, and Division stapling telephone poles – I only ordered 500 cards so I won’t be able to cover all of Portland, but the nearest streets will have to do! Reception is this Thursday from 4:30 to 7pm. I’ll be bringing a few more paintings to display, and I’ll have an (optional) interactive table (it’s a surprise!).

solo show at Tiny’s in September

I will be showing at Tiny’s Coffee near SE Hawthorne Blvd and 12th Ave during the month of September! Installation may be in the next day or so, and I will have an official flyer announcing the reception coming soon (I’m thinking for the middle of the month). I’m currently working on a painting that I’d like to swap into the exhibit later. First solo show in Portland (and in a super duper long time)!