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Contact & Current shows

 

2017 fall open studio 

HOTHOUSE & Military Evolutions

Oct. 6th-8th 

Fri. 6-9 pm  

 Sat. & Sun. 9am-4pm

for inquiries or to schedule a private studio visit please contact:   juliespeed@gmail.com

PO Box 1526 Marfa, Texas 79843 

 

THE STUDIO IS THE OLD JAIL BEHIND THE WHITE HOUSE NEXT DOOR TO THE CHINATI FOUNDATION.

520 WEST CATHERINE ST. TAKE THE PATH NEXT TO THE STONE WALL.  WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

 

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Left, Right, Wolf    2017 collage, gouache & wood, 18.75 x 13.25 x 2 inches 

Left, Right, Wolf    2017 collage, gouache & wood, 18.75 x 13.25 x 2 inches 

Left, Right, Wolf (detail) 

Left, Right, Wolf (detail) 

Mounted   2017 collage, gouache & wood, 15.25 x 10.375 x 3 inches  

Mounted   2017 collage, gouache & wood, 15.25 x 10.375 x 3 inches  

Rotunda  2017 collage, cello tailpiece, gouache & wood, 20.25 x 13.875 x 2 inches 

Rotunda  2017 collage, cello tailpiece, gouache & wood, 20.25 x 13.875 x 2 inches 

St. Etienne (detail) 

St. Etienne (detail) 

St. Etienne  2017 collage, gouache & wood, 18.75 x 13.25 x 2 inches 

St. Etienne  2017 collage, gouache & wood, 18.75 x 13.25 x 2 inches 

Tilted Square 2017 collage, gouache & wood,  15.50 x 10.375  

Tilted Square 2017 collage, gouache & wood,  15.50 x 10.375  

 

 

JULIE SPEED: Excerpts from the Undertoad

 

 

  August 4 – September 30, 2017

LOUISE HOPKINS UNDERWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS 

 806 762-8606  511 Ave. K Lubbock, TX 79401

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Representational art is most often understood as a straightforward pitch/catch action.  The artist has an idea. She paints a picture of the idea. The viewer looks at the work and receives the idea.

With my work it’s mostly the other around:  the composition drives the narrative, not vice-versa.  Like anyone else I read, listen to the news and things happen to me ….so of course all that gets woven in, but the main thing I’m thinking about while I’m working is how to solve what I experience as a visual math puzzle.  My ideas, thoughts, theories and stories are in there….. but it’s how the shapes, lines, weights and colors get arranged and balanced that drives me.  Also, if something strikes me a as funny I almost always leave it in even when I probably shouldn’t.

That means that there’s no right or wrong way to see these paintings. I don’t want the viewer to receive a pre-chewed narrative from me.  If I’ve made a good piece of art then it ought to be loudly asking, “When you look at this painting, what does it make you think of?” 

If your answer happens to lead you to writing a poem, song, story or making your own picture in response, then I’d love to read it, hear it or see it and would appreciate it if you’d send it along to me at juliespeed@gmail.com.

 

(If it’s a song and you send a video file please use wetransfer instead of google docs.  Or mail me a jump drive : PO Box 1526, Marfa Texas 79843. Thanks )