I wanted to let you all know I'm relocating my studio from November 30th through December 14th to the campus of Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. I will be open for visits during the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery's open hours! Please see the press release (below) for more details and come visit!:
DORRANCE H. HAMILTON GALLERY PRESS RELEASE
11 - 10 - 2017
November 30 – December 14, 2017
Open Studio Reception: December 7, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to host Kirstin Lamb, the Department of Art and Art History’s first artist-in-residence.
The Rhode Island-based painter Kirstin Lamb will relocate her studio practice to Hamilton Gallery for two weeks following the Thanksgiving holiday. During this period, Kirstin will share her creative process with the Salve community and incite new opportunities for learning and collaboration on campus.
Kirstin’s recent installations involve assortments of paintings, drawings and hand-painted props that she stacks, leans and composes to enliven architectural space. Portraits, floral flights of fancy, images reminiscent of embroidered sweaters, color wheels and Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs coexist in elaborate arrangements of pattern and decoration. She describes her interest in “claustrophobic saccharine spaces that overwhelm with sweetness, yet quietly chastise that impulse and its attendant guilt”. Her work is both intimate and expansive, exploring gender and craft through a devotion to hand-made details.
Kirstin lives in Providence and works in Pawtucket. She studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and literature at Brown University, graduating in 2001 with Bachelors degrees in both English and Visual Art. Her work has been shown in venues across the country and abroad, recently showing at the Wassaic Project in Amenia, NY, the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA, the Yellow Peril Gallery in Providence, RI, the Lentos Museum in Linz, Austria and Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh, PA. Kirstin's work is represented by Darger HQ gallery in Omaha, Nebraska. Current group shows include “Close to Home” at the Duxbury Art Complex Museum, “Scapes: Placemaking in the 21st Century” at the New Bedford Art Museum, and “Patterned and Arranged” at the Carole Calo Gallery at Stonehill College.
Kirstin Lamb will be an Artist-in-Residence at Salve Regina University from November 30 through December 14, 2017. On Thursday, December 7 the campus community and the general public are invited to attend an open studio reception with Kirstin. This reception will run from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery.
The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University. It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues. Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays. We invite you to visit us.
I'm thrilled to be showing at the Carole Calo Gallery at Stonehill College in a textile inspired show three person show titled Patterned and Arranged with artists Antoinette Winters and Michele L'Heureux. We are working with the student curation class taught by Candice Smith Corby and Allyson E. Sheckler. You can look forward to a student-authored catalog as well as a truly inspired exhibition plan. I'm very excited to participate! Keep an eye here for updates. Opening to be on Thursday November 16th at 6pm.
Flower Painting Workshop
Sunday, November 12
10:00 AM -3:00 PM
Come paint a fresh flower arrangement with me at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA! The focus of this all-level flower-painting course will be on the development of rendering and compositional skills in acrylic and oil painting and mixed media collage with paint. Investigations of composition and extensive work from in class floral still life will be integral components to the class. A short slide lecture will place floral still life in historical and contemporary context.
The museum will provide basic materials but please bring your own paint kit if you have one.
ANDY ANELLO, GENESIS BÁEZ, SARAH BENHAM,
WILLOUGHBY ELLIOTT, GARTH EVANS, SEVERIN HAINES, STACY HOWE, KIRSTIN LAMB, SIOBHAN LANDRY, DEIRDRE MURPHY, ALANNA BOUCHER, LEILA PHILIP, STEVEN B. SMITH, & WACKLIKETHAT
“Paintings are to teachman to see the glory of human visual existence,” said Henry Hensche, the Cape Cod painter and student of Cape Cod School of Art’s founder, Charles Hawthorne. Hensche, Hawthorne, and Hopper were three painters that dominated 20th-century landscape painting from the South Coast out to Provincetown. Their reach, combined with the famed Hudson River School has made America infamous for golden skies, pink waters, and purple mountain majesties. Is this only what Hensche meant when he called on New England artists to draw out the “glory of human visual existence”?
SCAPES: Placemaking in the 21st Century is an exhibit of contemporary painters, photographers, digital media artists and sculptors who are not finished unpacking said glory. Artists today are flipping the Modernist focus on the sublimity of nature to a postmodern exploration of internal landscapes, housed in the individual and cultivated, not only by what is seen en plein air, but also experienced socially, culturally and emotionally. (Text from the New Bedford Art Museum Website)
I'm thrilled to announce that I will be in a group show at the Duxbury Art Complex Museum this fall (September 2017). I'm working on a new installation for our wonderful curator Elizabeth Michelman. Our opening is on Sunday September 17th from 1-3pm, please join us to celebrate! Watch the museum's website for more details.
From the Art Complex Museum's Website:
Close To Home protests our complacency toward familiar ideals that almost never resemble our realities. Artist-Curator Elizabeth Michelman brings together installations by nine women artists in a conversation on intimacy, vulnerability, and the emotional dynamics of homelife. The artists beguile us with conjured lives, re-configured memories, and compulsive longings for beauty and order. In their artistic processes they freely interchange materials and strategies of contemporary painting, photography, performance, sculpture, video, and language. The works of Close To Home meet in unexpected parallels and collisions of drama, dissociation and irony. No single idiom of conceptualism, minimalism, expression or surrealism prevails.
A work of art, like concepts of home and self, offers a transitory balance in a world of instability. Through a lifetime of struggle, the artist may no more than momentarily achieve and convey a sense of wholeness about something that may once have been, that is forever lost, or that may yet come to be. The conversations among these works can’t help but draw us in. They touch us close to home.
Elizabeth Michelman draws context for the exhibition from the museum’s collection of classic domestic furnishings crafted by the Shaker community. Artists in the exhibition include: Fran Bull, Louise Farrell, MaryEllen Latas, Nora Valdez, Roya Amigh, Heather Park Hanlon, Emilie Lemakis, Kirstin Lamb and Susan Alport.
Here is a work in progress image of the installation being built for the show:
I'm thrilled to announce that I will be attending the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Artist Residency in New Berlin, NY from August 22nd through September 16th. I am so excited to work with Golden and Williamsburg paint technicians in such a beautiful setting. I am humbled by the generosity of the foundation, funding my residency and supplying all paint for the month, and I look forward to sharing the results of my work there both online and in some of my upcoming shows. Open studio at the residency is on September 14th, please come visit!
About The Residency
In 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts opened its doors to a one-of a-kind artist residency for artists working in paint. In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence will participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.
Sweet n Low features artwork from over 130 local, national, and international artists who extend the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. From kitsch and Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes, to Japanese anime and contemporary Pop Art, we’re unleashing the roly-poly, goofily-gamboling, saccharine-honeyed creatures on this earth and beyond! Sweet n Low is part invitational and part juried exhibition, juried by Evan Pricco of Juxtapoz magazine and Antler Gallery, Portland, OR.
I'm super excited to announce that I'm going to be in an unusual benefit curated by Danielle Krysa, aka the Jealous Curator. Details to come, but here is the list of fabulous artists Danielle has curated for the one night event. Here is a link to the Hotbed event site and here is a link to Danielle's remarkable curated show for Imperial Dynasty.
I'm so thrilled to be included in this year's Wassaic Summer Exhibition, titled Vagabond Time Killers. More information taken from the Wassaic website below:
The Wassaic Project is pleased to announce their 2017 Summer Exhibition, Vagabond Time Killers. The name is inspired by the vintage photograph pictured above, dated June 21, 1901, featuring men and women attired as Vagabonds. Handwritten on the back of the image is Vagabond Time Killers. The Summer Exhibition opens during our May 20th Festival and will feature the following artists:
2-D AND 3-D WORKS
Tealia Ellis Ritter
Joel Wellington Fisher
Haley Lauw (+Erik Pedersen)
Genevive Lowe/Madeleine Stern
Ghost of a Dream
Rachel Haberstroh and Ridhi Singla
So thrilled to announce that I will be in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts from March 13th through April 7th. I'm thrilled to have been asked to Nebraska City for such a wonderful program!
I'm thrilled to be joining Ellen Weinberg and Cathleen Daley for another Winter Market to support their project Room 83 Spring in Watertown, MA. Room's Market will run from November 10th through December 22nd, with an opening on Saturday November 12th from 5-7pm. Please join me in supporting a wonderful artist-run gallery space in Watertown. I hope to bring a handful of screenprints from my Wassaic Artist Residency screen print edition (see below) and a small handful of the scarves I designed on VIDA.
I'm thrilled to have been asked to participate in the newest cycle of Adam Eckstrom and Lauren Was's project Art for Artists. I'm thrilled to be making and exchanging work with such fantastic artists for the third edition of the project focused upon Text Based works. Here's the list of artists and an image from the last exchange. So excited to be in such good company!
Edition Exchange #3 (Text Based)
I'm happy to be included in the upcoming show in State College, PA, curated by Emily Burns, Maake Magazine publisher. Here are the details:
Maake Fall 2016 Exhibition
The Woskob Family Gallery
146 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16802
August 22nd – October 21st, 2016
Opening Reception on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 from 5-7 PM
A catalog of the exhibition will be available
Silvermine Art Guild 66th Art of the Northeast
Steven Sergiovanni: Art Advisor & Curator based in New York
July 9 through August 20, 2016
Opening Reception, Saturday, July 9, 6-8pm
Silvermine Arts Center
1037 Silvermine Road · New Canaan, CT 06840 · 203.966.9700
66th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition July 9 - August 20, 2016
Baird, Lucy Wood
Faber Savage, Roxanne
Taitz Duffy, Naomi
Featured on the Jealous Curator blog and Art for Your Ear Podcast Episode 54
Two-person show with Nebraska artist Anthony Hawley scheduled for the following dates:
Exhibition: April 23rd - June 12th
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 23rd at 6pm
Link to Upcoming Exhibitions page at Darger HQ: http://www.dargerhq.org/exhibitions-projects/
1716 South 13th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68108
firstname.lastname@example.org / 402-209-5554
An image of Anthony Hawley's beautiful work:
Elizabeth Michelman wrote a wonderful piece after an interview with me, titled "Much of Muchness: Kirstin Lamb." I am so pleased the piece was included in Artscope's March/April 10th Anniversary Issue! Look for the edition at New England arts organizations in the coming week and do check out the teaser for the article here: http://zine.artscopemagazine.com/2016/03/kirstin-lamb/
Meyers Briggs Type Indicator inspired collaborative show at the Drawing Room, Providence, RI. Each pair of artists in the show is paired up with someone with a complementary personality and asked to make a collaborative artwork.
The Drawing Room
479 Washington Street
February 18th - 27th
Opening on February 18th
I'm so pleased to be included in this year's New American Paintings Northeast edition, Issue 122. You can buy a copy at newsstands or on their website during February and March. Here is the link to the issue:
I'm am an Artist in Residence for the month of January at the Wassaic Project. It is lovely here! We are having a Mill Warming Party to celebrate the winterizing of Maxon Mills main space on January 23rd. Details here: http://wassaicproject.org/events/mill-warming-party/
I'm thrilled to be included in a show my dear friend Brooke Goldstein is curating at Yellow Peril Gallery in Providence, RI. The opening is on November 21st from 6pm to 9pm, come and see me there! The show runs from November 21st through December 27th, so do come and see it! The back room of the gallery is themed "How to Survive as an Art Collector on a Budget". All works are priced at $100 or less.
Show has been extended to January 9th, come see!
About Yellow Peril:
60 VALLEY ST #5 | PROVIDENCE, RI 02909 / +1 401 861 1535
THURSDAY + FRIDAY, 3PM – 8PM
SUNDAY, 12PM – 5PM
OTHER DAYS BY APPOINTMENT
I'm going to be showing a variation on the Pattern Room:
In the survival market I'm also going to be selling some of my prints and my zine "Dreams for the Future" made in collaboration with Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh, PA.
I'm delighted to be included in the Room 83 Spring Winter Market this year! All works are priced under $500 for this sale only! Scroll down for details on hours, location and parking.
Here is a preview of one of the works for sale. :
After Embroidery, 2015, 8 x 10 in, Gouache on Acetate with Acrylic on Panel
Thursdays 3:00 - 7:00 & Saturdays 1:00 - 4:00
& always by appointment
Thursdays 3:00 - 7:00
Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 - 4:00
& always by appointment
location & parking
83 Spring Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Between Main and Common Streets in Watertown Square
2 blocks up from the Watertown Public Parking Lot
Hand-painted props overtake a wall with pattern and sweetness. The girlish whimsy of pinks and saccharine decorative marks gives way to sardonic text and lonely pinups and portraits. "I’m hoping for a kind of stifling, claustrophobic saccharine space, intimating that maturing into my gendered role was not all I’d hoped for or all I was promised.. " -Kirstin Lamb
Opening Reception: Friday October 2nd, 7-10pm
On view 10/2-10/31
Visit the Gallery Sundays, 12-4PM or by appointment
Exhibit Link: http://www.bunkerprojects.org/upcoming.html
Group Show with Darger HQ at the Lincoln Country Club
May 5th - September 14th
Artwork will be displayed at the LincolnCountry Club this summer May 5th-September 14th. Artists include: Thomas C. Chung, Ben Clarkson, Fran Coca, Stefan F. DeBeer, Sophie Dvorak, Julia Ibinni, Elizabeth Kauffman, Kerry Kolenut, Kirstin Lamb, Jean-Francois Leboeuf, Maja Radanovic, Garric Simonsen, Leigh Tarentino, TJ Templeton and Ripley Whiteside.
Group Show Work:
I'm in a wonderful group show at the Lentos Kunstmuseum in Linz, Austria, up through June 7th. Here are some details about the show!
from the Lentos Kunstmuseum Website:
LOVE & LOSS
Fashion and Mortality
13 March to 7 June 2015
In the 1980s new content and a revolutionary new aesthetic made their first appearance in the world of Western fashion. Features such as the search for authenticity, melancholy as a pervasive attitude, and bold formal experiments had been exclusively reserved to the fine arts until then. Now they were taken up by fashion. Martin Margiela, Rei Kawakubo and other outstanding designers subjected the concept of beauty in fashion to a radical makeover, where deformation and wear and tear become exciting stylistic devices. The torn jeans that are a staple of mainstream fashion these days first saw the light of day in designs by Maison Martin Margiela and Comme des Garçons. Fashion becomes a mirror in which we come face to face with our own mortality. It emphasizes the traces of time, praises transience and flirts with death.
A great number of exhibits on loan from international museums and studios substantiate moments between the 1980s and today, in which fashion and the art inspired each other. The exhibition celebrates beauty and the abyss, poetical moments and black humour. It presents fashion designers together with exponents of the visual arts, High Fashion and Street Fashion, photographs, videos, sculptures and installations. The majority of exhibits has never before been seen in Austria.
Curator: Ursula Guttmann
Apparatus 22 | Cloed Priscilla Baumgartner | Alexander Blank | Bless | Célio Braga | Beatrice Brovia | Úna Burke | COOP HIMMELB(L)AU | Cooper & Gorfer | Corinne Day | A K Dolven |
Fantich & Young | franzthomaspeter | Jean Paul Gaultier | Bob Goedewaagen | Meg Grant / Anja Hertenberger | Luise Gypser | Yoshiki Hishinuma | Joanna Hogg | Barbara í Gongini | Robert Jelinek / Sabotage | Birgit Jürgenssen | Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons | Kora Keller | SHOWstudio/Nick Knight | Kobakant | Manon Kündig | Kirstin Lamb | Maskull Lasserre | Delaine Le Bas | Martin Margiela / Maison Martin Margiela | Märta Mattsson | Alexander McQueen | Issey Miyake | NOKI (aka Dr NOKI) | Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel | Michael Petri | Carol Christian Poell | Q Hisashi Shibata | Ute Rakob | Louise Richardson | Daniele Tamagni | Juergen Teller | Ivonne Thein | Katja Then | Walter Van Beirendonck | Imme van der Haak | Iris van Herpen | Viktor&Rolf | Käthe Wenzel | Bernhard Willhelm | Heimo Zobernig
Sample work in the show: