"RED/YELLOW: Connect", 2013

Cliff Gallery, Dallas TX

A reference to one’s origins is an important component of the work of many contemporary artists. "RED/YELLOW: Connect" is the second in a series of collaborative projects by Kathy Lovas and Susan Sponsler. My Red Work is based on the indexical nature of such references, while Susan's Yellow Work is an exploration of  “naming” in the creation of self. "RED/YELLOW: Connect" represents a merging of our sensibilities to the process of art making, to the poignant role photography plays in speaking about one’s origins, and to the viewer’s contribution to meaning.



"RED/YELLOW: Connect No. 1" (installation detail), 2013
Medium: white butcher paper, encaustic, photo transfer, wood frame, inkjet on fabric, chalk, red shop rags, paint
Size: variable

"Southern Sky", 2013
Medium: inkjet on fabric, chalk, thread
Size: approximately 40´´(W) x 36´´(H)

"Carpool: LeRoy ", 2013
Medium: red shop rags, paint
Rag Size: approximately 15´´square

"RED/YELLOW: Connect No. 1" (installation detail), 2013
Medium: , white butcher paper, encaustic on board, rice, inkjet on fabric, chalk, thread, plaster, paper carton
Size: variable

"Northern Sky", 2013
Medium: inkjet on fabric, chalk, thread
Size: approximately 40´´(W) x 36´´(H)

"Real Whipped Cream", 2013
Medium: plaster, paper carton
Size: variable

"RED/YELLOW: Connect" (partial installation view), 2013
Medium: plaster, encaustic, photo transfer, corn, fabric, vintage chiffon gown circa 1953s, satin-covered hanger
Size: variable

"John R and Piquette", 2013
Medium: plaster
Size: variable

"Hybrid", 2013
Medium: encaustic, photo transfers, corn, paper, cotton fabric
Size: 36´´(W) x 24´´(H) x 2´´(D)

"an American portrait", 2013"
Medium: vintage chiffon gown circa 1953, satin-covered hanger
Size: 24´´(W) x 48´´(H) x 3´´(D)

"There was that summer", 2013
Medium: plaster, wax, vintage china platter, steel tongs, tablecloth, vintage Formica table
Size: 30´´(W) x 40´´(L) x 40´´(H)

"There was that summer" (detail), 2013
Medium: plaster, wax, vintage china platter, steel tongs, tablecloth, vintage Formica table
Size: 30´´(W) x 40´´(L) x 40´´(H)

"I'd Walk a Mile ", 2013
Medium: 100% Mongolian camel hair coat, wood and steel hanger
Size: approximately 24´´(W) x 48´´(H) x 3´´(D)

" Red/Yellow", 2013
Medium: inkjet, paper, encaustic, wood cradles, corn, wild rice

Size: each approximately 24´´(W) x 18´´(H) x 3´´(D)

" Red/Yellow" (detail), 2013
Medium: inkjet, paper, encaustic, wood cradle, corn

Size: approximately 24´´(W) x 18´´(H) x 3´´(D)

" Red/Yellow" (detail), 2013
Medium: inkjet, paper, encaustic, wood cradle, wild rice

Size: approximately 24´´(W) x 18´´(H) x 3´´(D)

"Self-Portrait with Hat No. 1", 2009
Medium: clay, paint, hat
Size: approximately 15´´(W) x 18´´(L) x 10´´(H)


"Red Work: The Search for Allen Gray", 2010
Medium: cotton fabric, embroidery
Size: variable

"Catalyst", 2013
Medium: vintage thesaurus, rope
Napkin Size: approximately 36´´(H) x 8´´(W) x 3´´(D)

"In Advance", 2013
Medium: wood and plastic shovel, paint
Size: approximately 448´´(H) x 18´´(W) x 6´´(D)

"Source", 2009
Medium: porcelain, paint
Size: approximately 4´´(W) x 6´´(D) x 5´´(H)

"Synergy", 2013
Medium: aluminum ladder, steel tool box, photo transfer and encaustic on board
Size: approximately 36´´(W) x 36´´(D) x 48´´(H)


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