Monday, May 23, 2011

Been so busy, many things happening, have not had time to catch up. Here are a few images from the "Mothering" show in Berlin, which just came down:

They produced a substantial catalog (cover below), and the show was favorably reviewed in several publications that I linked to in my earlier posts.
Got an email from The Berlin Institute for Critical Theory, and they are going to put "Blessed Art Thou" on the June cover of the Marxist Journal of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Das Argument.

My Vagina Dentata Purse will be featured in a 2012 coffee table book "Humor in Craft".

I continue to make hundreds of French Knots for a new fiber piece, and I am busy polishing some silverpoint drawings for "Silver: Points of Departure", curated by Carol Prusa and opening at Tinney Contemporary Gallery in Nashville, TN, June 25-July 30, 2011. Looking forward to the show, and hoping to attend the opening.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I have recently written a review of the new book, The Art of Not Making: The New Artist/Artisan Relationship, by Michael Petry, for Bourgeon, the online arts magazine.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Recently interviewed for a teaching position, so I googled myself to make sure I knew what was out there, and found a bunch of new stuff. This is my work featured in a Dutch art blog from Sept 2009.

The translation:

Kretz (1963) is an American artist who has studied the Sorbonne in Paris, and the Binghamton University (New York) and the University of Georgia in the U.S.. Her intriguing works include paintings, drawings, textiles and embroidery and working with human hair. She bore a stir in the U.S. in 2007 with a painting of actress Angelina Jolie to see if the Virgin Mary. It can be regarding her paintings inspired by Catholicism and by old-fashioned Technicolor movies, the color palette gives added impact to the usually surreal subjects. She is so clearly a child of her time. Both the chosen form, the sometimes humorous, sometimes sarcastic ridicule and techniques does not differ much from that of her contemporaries. Her work - although I never really have been able to witness - gives the impression of high quality. Surrealism continues to fascinate, why? Would that have to do with our era? The reality of today because it sometimes seems surreal to be fiction. This is the work of Kretz at least somewhat cheeky (and maybe a bit flat for European tastes) forward.
In the Netherlands, she exhibited at the Van Gijn Museum in Dordrecht. Hopefully they come back in our country with an exhibition.

[purse in the shape of a vagina with teeth]