Interview with peter cochrane
March 16, 2021
We are excited to share a new video highlighting gallery artist Peter Cochrane’s exhibition Osiris, featuring photographs from his 28 self-portraits. Each work in the series represents a year of his life in which Cochrane, now 33, reflects on past traumatic experiences and his subsequent healing.
OSIRIS is on view through March 27
Interview with Pallavi Sen
Artist Pallavi Sen has three works in our current group exhibition, Index. In this video, she talks about her works in the show and the garden that she started from seeds and has been tending to all summer.
Born in 1989, Pallavi Sen is from Bombay, India. She works with installation, printmaking, textiles, Instagram, and intuitive movement. Current interests include planting meadows, inner lives of birds and animals, the grief of imagining a collective future in the anthropocene, South Asian costumes, domestic architecture, altars, deities, atheism and magical thinking, skate/bro culture, style, pattern history, toxic masculinity, friendship + love, her future lover, farming and the artist as farmer, work spaces, work tables, eco-feminism, love poems, the gates to Indian homes, walking, and cooking deliberately.
She received her MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from the Virginia Commonwealth University and has been a fellow + artist in residence at Shandaken Projects: Storm King, Mildred’s Lane, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Ox-Bow School of Art, Byrdcliffe at Woodstock, Wormfarm Institute, Yale Norfolk School of Art, Hambidge Center, and ACRE. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Williams College, and lives/walks in the Berkshires.
Interview with Debbi Kenote
We reached out to her with a few questions about her work in the exhibition, her studio practice, and things she is looking forward to. In the video, Debbi elaborates on her abstract painting process, managing her studio practice during COVID, an upcoming residency at DNA Residency in Provincetown, and her involvement in helping to organize Ride to D.C., a bike ride involving 220 bikers riding to D.C. for the March on Washington. Debbi recorded this video in her studio in Brooklyn, NY.
In her abstract paintings, DEBBI KENOTE has developed her own visual language through positive and negative spaces, shapes, colors, and the interactions between them. Fascinated by systems, her paintings often begin with a grid of some kind, paired with unstructured and fluid mark making. Kenote finds inspiration in methods of framing and interlocking; windows, mirrors, borders, quilts, puzzles, and tiles. Often the work reveals a curiosity of the world she lives in, which is used as a source for shapes, color and spatial relationships.The resulting abstractions are moody, sometimes subtle, and often filled with high contrasts, between bright and dull, sharp and fuzzy, saturated and desaturated, empty and full.
Debbi Kenote is a painter based in New York City. She received her MFA from Brooklyn College in 2016. Her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally. Residencies include NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland, the CAI Projects Residency, in Cadiz, Spain and Vermont Studio Center.
Hullihen Moore part of vmfa traveling exhibition
We are thrilled to announce that gallery artist Hullihen Moore’s work can be seen on the VMFA’s Artmobile as part of their new traveling exhibition, A View from Home: Landscapes of Virginia. The exhibition will begin touring next week. The Art Mobile was featured in the latest VMFA magazine. View the full article here.
From the VMFA on the Road website:
Hullihen Williams Moore, VMFA On the Road
Virginia encompasses 554 of the more than 2,180 miles of footpath that form the Appalachian Trail-more than any other state. Hullihen Moore spent twenty years photographing a series of scenes of the Shenandoah, a project connecting the beauty of the wilderness to the beauty of its history. His exquisite photographs convey a sense of personal and natural history, while revealing the artist’s visual emotional relationship with the landscape. This video and his photo, Appalachian Trail and Mist, Shenandoah National Park, 1994 can be seen onboard the Artmobile as part of its new traveling exhibit, A View from Home: Landscapes of Virginia.
VMFA’s state-of-the-art traveling museum and art studio launched in October 2018. The climate-controlled 53-foot Volvo trailer includes Wi-Fi to connect visitors with VMFA educators and interactive components to meet their 21st-century expectations. The main attraction of VMFA on the Road, however, is the opportunity for residents of the Commonwealth to see and experience works of art from the VMFA collection up close. VMFA on the Road is traveling to remote corners of Virginia by way of the museum’s Statewide Partners program, which includes 1,000 locations—from community centers and small museums to colleges and universities.
Beginning Spring 2020, VMFA on the Road will feature the exhibition A View from Home: Landscapes of Virginia. The paintings, photographs, woodblock prints, and engravings from the museum’s permanent collection represent various styles and periods. Featured artists include Adele Clark, Hullihen Williams Moore, George H. Benjamin Johnson, Miwako Nishizawa, and others. A View from Home takes the place of VMFA on the Road’s first exhibition, How Far Can Creativity Take You: VMFA Fellowship Artists, which included works by Sally Mann, Cy Twombly, Dennis Winston, and others.
Interview with Isa Gagarin
Special thanks to Nicholas Seitz for filming a look into Isa Gagarin‘s artistic practice. Isa received her MFA in 2018 from Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University.