Once again challenging the myth that cutting edge art is created only by young artists, The Haggus Society in partnership with Altadena Library Curator Tina Wallin will present Edges & Curves 3. This four-week exhibition is open to Haggus Society members in good standing and female artists over the age of 40.
In partnership with Julie Montenegro State Farm, The Haggus Society presents Stigma.
Bound together by gender, age, and medium, Stigma shares the works of four distinct artists working in digital media and defying conventional wisdom.
DEBRA GIRARD moved to Prague in the early 1990s and at the time was fascinated with the Czech tradition of assemblage and collage. She garnered encouragement to continue her pursuit by Frantisek Skala. Several years after returning to the States, she discovered the digital medium and with it brought her interest of collage –transferring “the colors and taboo images of the Long Beach/Lakewood of my childhood into much of my digital art. Even in my most recent pieces derived from Medieval Marginalia, my palette still retains the colors of my childhood.”
BERNICE GREENBERG is an artist born in the early twentieth century, creating digital art in the twenty-first. In 2003, at the age of 80, Greenberg’s new challenge was to create art in a limited space. The computer was her solution. Generating riots of color, Greenberg states, “The The monitor is my canvas and Corel Painter, my palette and paints. Flowers and gardens have always been a source of inspiration. The colors, shapes, and textures stimulated my imagination and I began creating Fantasy Gardens.”
MELISSA LAMBERT is a mixed media artist whose works include traditional media (watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, acrylic, multimedia); digital media, and combinations of both. “My art explores dimensional vibrations through the use of color, symbolism, myth, and form. Geometry, particle physics, mythology, and Jung’s theories of the collective unconscious, synchronicity; and music – primarily jazz – inform my work. Perceiving the concepts contained in the above theories, I strive to reveal the deeper dimensions and innate spirituality that exist in the here and now of every moment.”
TERRI LLOYD presents a coprographia that ventures into the absurdities of socio-political, philosophical and psychoanalytical themes. Lloyd finds her comfort zone some place between Zen and the professionally weird. About working digital she states, “I like that the work is essentially intangible, an idea existing in zeros and ones until we decide what to do with those zeroes and ones. There are so many options, to say it’s merely cut and paste would be incorrect.”
Stigma is on display January 1 – March 30, 2014
Opening reception – Saturday, January 11, 2014, 6 – 9 pm
The Haggus Society is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of the Haggus Society must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
If you’re a Haggus Society member, you’ll want to take a look at this post. We had a great response to our August member survey, and that got us to thinking that maybe we need a regular vehicle for our members’ voices.
And so we’ve come up with a DIY Hag interview. It’s important to the rest of us to learn a little about you; Hags are a varied and radical group, both near and far. Most of us wear many hats and lead busy lives; the opportunities for live, intimate conversation are usually limited. These interviews will help us help you connect with your sisters in all things Hag.
We’ll post an interview a month in the Hag newsletter, and will be tickled to feature your work if you’ll send us a half a dozen images along with your completed interview form. It’s an easy peasy downloadable, fillable PDF that you can access by clicking Right Here
The instructions are simple – we want you to answer at least 20 questions. Questions with a bullet point are mandatory. Interpretation for answers is up to you. When you’re finished, send it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have fun with it, and remember to add a few images before you hit ‘send’. If there’s a question you’d like to see added to this form, let us know. This is your collective; we want to hear from you.
Thanks in advance for participating. We can’t wait to see how You answer Your 20 Questions.