Wendy Artin, Athens Parthenon 1, Horsemen and Marshal, 108 x 133 cm, watercolor on handmade rag paper, 2016
Now on view in Paris!
Three of my new meter-high sepia watercolors of the Parthenon Frieze are currently on display with Pierre Passebon at the Galerie du Passage.
This series is inspired by travels to Athens where I saw the bas-relief fragments that had remained on the Parthenon for 100 years longer than those at the British Museum, now displayed in the Acropolis Museum... Not heavily cleaned or restored, the slabs remain hauntingly abstracted and stained by years of erosion. These new paintings are a continuation of my artistic exploration and admiration of the Parthenon frieze.
The Galerie du Passage is located at 20-26 galerie Vero-Dodat, Paris 1er. For telephone inquiries, call +126.96.36.199.01.13 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Artin, Athens Parthenon 5, Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis, 106x136cm, and Athens Parthenon 2, Hydrophori, 102 x 130 cm, watercolor on handmade rag paper, 2016
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On display at the Wilkes University
SORDONI ART GALLERY
Wendy Artin, Athena and Hercules, 21 x 17 cm, Laocoon as Jupiter, 46 x 38 cm, and Actaeon, 25 x 28 cm, watercolors, 2012
Three of my watercolor paintings are on display in the beautiful exhibition Persistence: The Continuing Influence of Classical Myths, of works by contemporary artists who find inspiration in Greek and Roman mythology. Please come see the show at the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, from August 30th to October 12, 2016.
Stanley I Grand, curator of the exhibition, writes:
"But if all gilded gods have lead feet, so too is our understanding of the antique. The past is layered, incomplete, sketchy; it is a palimpsest, a brittle vellum covered with competing scribbles, entire patches scratched out, and ghostly texts emerging from the inks of time. We embrace, in John Boardman's phrase, the 'archaeology of nostalgia,' but then again he argues, so did the Greeks themselves."
Great thanks to the owners of the paintings who have so graciously loaned them to the gallery, and thank you to Russ Gerard of Gurari Collections for making it all happen smoothly!
Download the Sordoni exhibit catalog Persistence: The Continuing Influence of Classical Myths by clicking here.
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Some recent writings about my work:
Click here to read The New Shadows, Judd, Artin, by William Eaton, published in Zeteo, February 2017.
Click here to read Craggy Face, by James Cogswell, from the academic workshop: Wendy Artin's Engagement with the Classical Past, Kelsey Museum, October 2015.
To read a beautiful article about my Parthenon Frieze series, click here Wendy Artin -- Translating Marble Onto Paper, article by Grace Dane Mazur the Arts Fuse, November 2011 (click on box in upper left-hand corner to read black text on white background)
Read Poet Jessica Fisher's sensitive and eloquent Introduction, Being in Time, written for the catalogue for the 2015 exhibition at Gurari Collections, From the Roman Studio.
Rocks, Paper, Memory: Wendy Artin's Watercolor Paintings of Ancient Sculpture, the 2015 Exhibition at the Kelsey Museum in Ann Arbor, Michigan, featuring more Parthenon frieze paintings, is now entirely on-line.