Saturday, September 26, 2009

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Linda Stillman

Linda Stillman is an artist whose main focus is on investigating concepts of time, memory and our interaction with nature. She works in various media: collage, painting, photography, sculpture and installation. Her work is eclectic, but consistently concept based and influenced by a minimalist sensibility. Of particular interest to her are everyday, often meaningless or overlooked objects and fleeting moments of experience, and the ways in which they are collected, preserved, and remembered.

In the “Daily Paintings” series, shown here, she paints a small panel of the sky every day in an ongoing series, started in August 2005, and continuing indefinitely. As an outgrowth to the “Daily Paintings” series, she uses the leftover dried paint from her palette to make abstract paintings, like the one in the "Twitter 140" art exhibition.

She exhibits regularly and is active in the New York art world. Her work is in many private collections. Linda is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA), the School of Visual Arts and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA).

Daily Paintings, detail: June 2006
26 x 25 x 3/4 inches
Acrylic, gouache on paper on panels
@ Linda Stillman, 2006/2007 all rights reserved

Click pic to see more of Alison Jardine’s work.

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