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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 liked margery thomas mueller's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Karri Paul's photo
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coll07-oceantwins

"Curator’s Comments: This piece, Ocean Twins, came up randomly on the site for me today.  I’ve very attracted to the heavily textured, almost visceral application of collaged imagery layered onto the human forms. The comparatively…"
May 13
Resident Curator liked Karri Paul's photo
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THE FALL OF HYMEN'S RULE

"Curator’s Comments: The Fall of Hymen’s Rule is a viscerally challenging piece.  While scale isn’t noted on the site, the sculpture looks to have a dominant presence with its saturated red hues and a central aperture.…"
May 11
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Government Surplus

"Curator’s Comments: Thank you for posting this new piece.  I find Government Surplus has a slight Hopper-esque feel to it, perhaps because of the relative isolation of the figures within an urban space. The environment also has a feeling…"
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Resident Curator liked julie keller's photo
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Resident Curator liked Mick Grochowski's photo
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Beech Fork Lake 1

"Curator’s Comments: Having previously enjoyed viewing your industrial scenes with predominantly warm color palettes in the past, I didn’t recognize Beech Fork Lake (1) as your painting when it came up randomly on the site…"
May 4
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Beech Fork Lake 1

"Curator’s Comments: Having previously enjoyed viewing your industrial scenes with predominantly warm color palettes in the past, I didn’t recognize Beach Fork Lake (1) as your painting when it came up randomly on the site today. …"
May 4
Resident Curator commented on Linda Anne Ronzoni's photo
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Waitress

"Curator’s Comments: I came across the piece entitled Waitress today, and was struck by the saturated color and diagonal slat of the figure within the tightly cropped picture plane.  The abstraction of her form and posture combined with…"
Apr 30
Resident Curator commented on Sally Packard's photo
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5. Packard ICBM The American 2017 72dpi

"Curator’s Comments: This grouping of sculptural pieces look to have been crafted from missile shell cases, and carry with them all of the associations with bombs and war.  While they haven’t been disguised, or maybe they were…"
Apr 29
Resident Curator liked Linda Anne Ronzoni's photo
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Resident Curator liked Sally Packard's photo
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"Curator’s Comments: I’m attracted to this presumably digitally manipulated piece because of its dense color and layered text. The roughly organized multi-color squares in the background are vaguely architectural in their geometry, with…"
Apr 27
Resident Curator commented on Brian Bailey's photo
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Hex Coupling

"Curator’s Comments: Hex Coupling injects playful irony into this rather formal piece with its humorous title.  The graphic yellow and black stripes suggest industrial materials while smartly playing against the genre of post-painterly…"
Apr 24
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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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