Monday, March 26, 2012

studio visit with Katerina Lanfranco selected by Julia Whitney Barnes

Katerina just completed a massive installation at the University of California Santa Cruz described as an "imagined landscape installation of hand-cut trees inspired by a cross between American and Japanese impressions." Upon her return to NYC she gave an artist talk about her process which included a six month residency in Japan where she studied Ikebana among other Japanese disciplines. I was most struck by her depiction of 13 trees, which filled the whole gallery and appeared transform it into a tree-shrine of sorts. I selected one of these of tree cutouts that can be recontextualized for the tART show.

Here is a link to a video where Katerina leads a walk through of the installation:

There is a wealth of imagery and info on the blog for the exhibition:

As well as her website:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Welcome to Our New Blog!

This Blog will document tART Studio Visits and members selecting work for Collectively Assembled, 2013, an exhibition curated by Yulia Tikhanova. Eact studio-visit informs the next.