Stanford Art Spaces
July 1, 2005 to August 18, 2005, Stanford Art Spaces features this exhibit:

Alice Marston
Paintings
Kathleen Otley
Paintings & Sculpture
Kim Thoman
Mixed Media

Trail at Jack London Park © 2005

© 2005

Spiral Series 4 © 2005

Plus art by Gunn High School students, coordinated by Deanna Messenger


This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus, primarily in the Center for Integrated Systems (CIS). The building is open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A directory is available at the CIS reception desk.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or marigros@stanford.edu

Alice Marston
 
JackLondonLake © 2005

“My artistic feelings were strongly rooted in my childhood. As I think back on those days, I know they are indeed part of what I’m expressing in my painting even today.” In this exhibit of her Forms and Feelings on Canvas, Alice has tried to project her deep feelings with the combination of rhythm, emotion and color. In her thoughts she sees objects and things, not as a mental photograph, but as an emotional picture which colors and textures can evoke. “So often for me, this evolves out of the use of arbitrary colors. My painting is often so spontaneous that I am unaware of the feelings expressed until after they become part of the canvas.”




Kathleen Otley
 
Wallhanging © 2005

After working in many media, Kathleen’s focus began to center on decorative fiber and paintings. She became an acknowledged leader in fiber and has received many awards. Her paintings are expressions of her ideas and concepts about art, in bold, graphic and colorful images, painted with acrylic paints on water color paper, canvas, and board. As in her sculpture, these paintings juxtapose the contemporary with the primitive, intended to symbolize our inner connectedness with ancient times. The result is both modern and archetypal in its abstraction, creating a sense of the existence and importance of art throughout the evolution of humankind and its kinship to our soul.


For more Kathleen Otley art, click here.




Kim Thoman
 
Spiral Collage © 2005

Most of the mixed media works in this show are from Kim’s “Spiral Series”. These pictures evolved from a previous body of paintings/drawings that began an investigation of motion. “I used motion to explore ‘realness’, or the connection between all things, large and small.” The remaining two pieces shown are the beginning works of a new series titled, “Witness Series”, which is a continuation of a study that includes scale in a more direct way.


For more Kim Thoman art, click here.




Gunn High School Students: Jonathan Chang, Kevin Chen, Adeline Ducker, Diana Eaton, Kate Hawley, Ilan Kolkwitz, Jane Laird, Lucy Li, Svetlana Nabieva, Alexandra Nicholaeff, Kaija Ollikainen, Olga Pridhodko, Ekaterina Pyatnova, Grace Tsai, Yasmin Santis, Zejian Shen, Eugina Song, Cecilia Yang, Hyun-Jin Yoo, and Yu Zhang
 
© 2005

This part of the exhibit is coordinated by Deanna Messenger, Visual Arts department, Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto. The artwork is created by students who are in the last three years of their visual arts high school career. The beginning level survey course, Art Spectrum, explores the basic skills of both 2-D and 3-D disciplines as a prerequisite for Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design, and Ceramics & Sculpture. From the foundation course, students choose which discipline they would like to advance in, to develop and refine their technical and expressive skills. After Drawing & Painting, for example, students begin to prepare and build their College or Advanced Placement Studio Art portfolios. If they choose the AP Studio Art College Board portfolio course, they will spend the year developing a series of about 15 pieces that revolve around the investigation of a central theme. By their senior year, the students demonstrate not only high levels of artistic abilities, but self motivation, self discipline, and confidence in themselves as artists.



Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or marigros@stanford.edu
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