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Kristen T Woodward - Artists2artists Resident Curator

Welcome to my page. My name is Kristen T Woodward, and I am the official resident curator for Artists2artists. Please view my short bio below:

A Professor of Art at Albright College in Reading, PA, I have exhibited my mixed media paintings and drawings in over 150 venues since 1990.  I currently teach introductory through advanced levels of undergraduate printmaking & painting, including oil and water media, and encaustic. I also team teach interdisciplinary courses on Latin American graphic art, and gender and the visual arts.

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Resident Curator commented on Jacqueline Fitzgerald Ruiz's photo
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The Minotaur

"Curator’s Comments:   The Minotaur is an arresting image, with hot orange hues bubbling under the abraded surface.  The side wards glaring eye of the great beast adds tension to the cropped image; he stares out at the viewer with…"
Apr 13
Resident Curator commented on MaryOlsson's photo
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Cherry Cake, 2013

"Curator’s Comments:   Cherry Cake is lighthearted and imaginative, with an uplifting color palette.  Vertically layered in sections, as its title suggests, the decorative blue motif on the left edge connects the varying elements of…"
Apr 9
Resident Curator commented on Ernie Ferguson's photo
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Colors of Adobe 24 x 20 Acrylic , Mixed media

"Curator’s Comments:   Colors of Adobe caught my attention this afternoon, with its interplay between deep pink and gold.  The smaller splatters of pale blue balance the warm color palette, and direct the visual movement to the four…"
Apr 9
Resident Curator liked Ernie Ferguson's photo
Apr 8
Resident Curator liked Junanne Peck's photo
Apr 3
Resident Curator liked MaryOlsson's photo
Apr 3
Resident Curator commented on Ed Johnetta Miller's photo
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P1050059

"Curator’s Comments:   It’s interesting that this particular quilted piece ( P1050059 ) is gaining in recognition now, despite having being created several years ago.  I certainly appreciate why it has moved up on the…"
Apr 3
Resident Curator liked Ed Johnetta Miller's photo
Apr 3
Resident Curator commented on Claudio fiori's photo
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V 5

"Curator’s Comments:   This presumably digitally created piece designated V 5 came up randomly on the site today, and I was drawn in by its strong bilateral symmetry.  I enjoy the finely sculpted edges of the rounded forms along the…"
Mar 28
Resident Curator liked Claudio fiori's photo
Mar 27
Resident Curator commented on DENNIS A. DEZMAIN's photo
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MOGULS

"Curator's Comment: Thank you for bringing this new piece, Moguls, to my attention.  The distribution of visual weight, if not the form, is significantly different from your other sculptures- even those recently posted.  I enjoy…"
Mar 25
Resident Curator commented on Dan McCormack's photo
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Bridget_L_5-20-12--02AB

"Curator’s Comments: Bridget is an intriguing image from both a formal and psychological perspective.  The reflection and duplicity of the figure naturally conjures questions about personal identity and body image.  This is further…"
Mar 25
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Mar 18
Resident Curator commented on Bob Adams's photo
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Mapleton finished

"Curator's Comments: I really like this new work, Mappleton (finished), you've recently posted.  The contrasting colors and high chroma palette invite the viewer into a beautifully abstracted landscape.  While it is…"
Mar 16
Resident Curator liked Bob Adams's photo
Mar 14
Resident Curator commented on Patricia Stuart's photo
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Comfort

"Curator’s Comments: To me, Comfort represents the best example of your distillation of form and ethnic patterning.  The painting’s space is quilt like, and while there is technically a horizon line two-thirds of the way down the…"
Mar 12

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At 9:29am on March 18, 2019, DENNIS A. DEZMAIN said…

At 11:13am on August 31, 2017, Wendy James said…

Many thanks for your kind review of The Greedy.  I am immersed in the very slow process of understanding this complicated poem Commedia, looking at the distant past, how it relates to the alarming present and the personal.  In these my late years it would be amusing to eventually arrive at Paradiso.  The Greedy, as I recall, is commenting on materialism.

At 8:18pm on September 22, 2016, Wendy James said…

Dear Kristen

I liked your suggestion about the Red Queen/White Queen possibly being a split personality.  Perhaps on some level I am expressing that.  However the real reason is not as interesting..perhaps.  "Alice though the Looking Glass" has always been a favorite of mine, very quotable with interesting insights.  The most interesting, to me, is when she is on a hill and looks over the fields, woods and streams below.  She exclaims "why it is a huge game of chess being played over the whole world" (something like that").  I think "yes indeed".  So the painting is based on a chess board but I wanted to break it down and not make it so rigid.  I tried to figure out, more or less how the moves might work out, for example the knight has moved from his starting spot to forth spot from the left second row down.  The whole piece could be savagely taken apart if one is a chess player.  Different images play the queen, king etc, the pawns remain the same.  That is where the fun was for me.

Come to think of it I have not really answered your question. Of course in chess they are in opposition but perhaps they also can represent the split personality. 

It may need further work.

Wendy

At 7:27pm on September 21, 2016, Wendy James said…

Many thanks for your kind review of White Queen/Red Queen.  It is very interesting to read a review of a work and consider ideas that I had not previously thought of.

Wendy James  

At 6:29am on May 4, 2016, B a r b a r a Schneider said…

Dear Resident Curator, Kristen T Woodward: 

Thank you for your interest & review!

At 6:38pm on February 17, 2016, Renuka Pillai said…

Sorry about that, certainly miss your excellent comment.

At 1:12am on November 27, 2015, Candace Doub said…

Thanks, again, for your complimentary review of "Harnessing the Wind". It was so kind of you to bring my art to the attention of others. I am so appreciative!

At 3:50pm on December 2, 2014, Edward A Kingsbury III said…
Thank you! For the great review!
At 11:13am on October 31, 2014, mike giese said…

Thanks for the great comments on the slugger, really insightful !!!! 

At 12:07pm on September 9, 2014, Stef Duffy said…

Great Work.....:) Stef

 
 
 

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