3D Neonscapes by Russ RuBert

July 27, 2009Exhibitions, Other Artists, Sculpture 5 Comments

Don’t know why I like these two photos so much. Maybe it’s a little neon yin and yang? Maybe it’s because I just learned that the grill-shapes came from the eyes of Griff’s hamburger guy, who had eyes with hamburger grills in the middle. Russ has rescued a lot of vintage neon over the years, … Read More

Have Extension Cord, will travel

July 18, 2009Exhibitions, Journeys 2 Comments

Welcome to my temporary office. Please have a seat, if you don’t mind a small child-sized chair. I have to admit that I travel with ridiculous amounts of gadgets and electronics. But the most important thing I’ve learned is to also bring an extension cord. It’s much more fun to work in galleries than hotels. … Read More

Modern Materials and friends

July 16, 2009Exhibitions, Journeys, Quilts 6 Comments

Last weekend at the opening of Modern Materials: The Art of the Quilt was a real treat. The [Artspace] at Untitled gallery was my kind of space — mix of old and new and art galore. Flavored largely by the art collection of eye of [Artspace] Founder Laura Warriner, the gallery sits on the edge … Read More

Vintage Friday again!

July 10, 2009Exhibitions, Journeys 20 Comments

Here are some old photos I scanned to use in the introduction for my artist’s talk tomorrow evening at the Modern Materials exhibition opening weekend. Modern Materials: The Art of the Quilt [Artspace] at Untitled 1 NE 3rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 Hours: Tues – Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 10am-4pm July 10 – August 29, … Read More

Beam me up, Fluffy!

June 23, 2009Exhibitions, Studio 13 Comments

Not much art going on this week, other than emails and boxing up stuff for shows. Also thinking about what I’m going to say for a full hour at the Modern Materials opening weekend artist’s talk. I was going to transport this quilt to the Untitled [Artspace] gallery via space-age technology, but the space-time portal … Read More

Did I say that? (less is more)

June 11, 2009Exhibitions, Press, Writing 10 Comments

When I first got into some art shows and was asked for an artist statement, I often spent a lot of time at the word processor — refining and tweaking and trying to cram as many power-packed poetic words into the space allowed. Type…..check the word count…..retype……check the word count. Now after a year of … Read More

She’s in the Wall Street Journal

May 23, 2009Exhibitions, Press 9 Comments

Who? That woman I told you about, the one with a big nose and Eiffel-Tower hair. I first got wind of the article in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal from folks on the SAQA yahoo list. Those of us who aren’t at the conference and Quilt National opening last night are feeling left out and … Read More

Modern Materials poster

May 23, 2009Exhibitions 1 Comment

Speaking of summer shows, there’s a stellar show curated by Jill Rumoshosky Werner that’s in the works for July 10 – August 27, 2009. It will be at [Artspace] at Untitled gallery, and I’m really impressed that the curator and gallery has decided to feature so much three-dimensional work — at a time when many … Read More

The Franken-Quilt

May 19, 2009Exhibitions, Quilts 12 Comments

I’ll tell you a little secret about my quilt that’s going to be in the upcoming Quilt National — I call it a Franken-quilt (as in Frankenstein). I was trimming it to prepare for the binding (at about four in the morning — a ghastly time to do such a critical task) and I trimmed … Read More

Quilt National 09 alerts

May 17, 2009Exhibitions, Quilts 2 Comments

When I received the new Quilt National postcard, it reminded me the opening is soon — next weekend. And hey, I just checked and there’s a new QN website to explore — here’s a list of all the QN09 artists. I can’t remember if I mentioned one of my quilts was accepted, but I’m on … Read More