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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 Pennsylvania, I have exhibited my mixed media paintings in over 200 venues since 2000.  I currently teach introductory through advanced levels of undergraduate printmaking & painting, including oil and water media, and encaustic. I have also team taught interdisciplinary courses on Latin American graphic art, and gender and the visual arts. Currently, I am collaborating with a biologist to explore tropical ecosystems in Central America.

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Resident Curator liked Antonio Gonzalez-Nuñez's photo
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God's Appointment Book for_4_18_10

"Curator's Comments:   Within the series of paintings God’s Appointment Book, I’m attracted to the slightly enhanced value contrast in this piece. (4.18.10) The active pattern of dots within the larger gridded square suggests a…"
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Insane Stillness

"Curator’s Comments: Insane Stillness undoubtedly takes on further significance as the days stretch out in our global pandemic. Posted several years ago, the painting could have been easily overlooked, surrounded by brighter, more colorful…"
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No comment

"Curator’s Comments: Appearing randomly on the site today, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to view the surreal oil painting ironically titled No Comment. The composition strikes me as a more focused and cleaner version of your other…"
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Proprietary Information

"Curator’s Comments: I believe I viewed this painting Proprietary Information several years ago, but focused my attention and comments on the adjacent piece, entitled Cold Coastline. At the time I was intrigued primarily by the textural use of…"
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She

"Curator’s Comments: She was posted back in 2009, but remains a popular image on the site. The allure of the piece, for me, partially revolves around the ambiguity of the reflected and pooling shapes.  The female silhouette is immediately…"
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Searching for Appeal

"Curator’s Comments: Searching for Appeal exhibits a distinctly different, and surreal aesthetic compared to your surrounding works on the site. Designated in a portfolio entitled Dream Sketches, there is a freedom of association combined with…"
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Bright City

"Curator’s Comments: I came across Bright City randomly, and it transmitted feelings about the here & now despite being posted back in 2009.  The modestly scaled acrylic work envisions the visual weight above a city as a sort of…"
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At 9:34pm on February 22, 2020, Andrew Schlageter said…

Thank you for the kind words on "Dance of the Lark" :).  You're pretty spot on when you say my pieces are like part of something bigger.  That piece is going into a picture book I'm writing called The Lark Ascending, about one of the last living species from our time taking an annual journey across very obscure environments and habitats, dominated by monsters who absolutely adore her and partake in different activities when she passes by.  If you're curious, here's a link the gallery for the story so far on my site on my site.  It has more descriptive narratives about each enviroment, monster, and activity.

 https://aschlageter.artspan.com/carousel.php?galleryID=261604

All my other work and projects are on that site too.  Most of my stuff goes into a bigger story or at least a collection.  It's all work I'm very passionate about.  Unfortunately none of it has ever been published or featured :/

Right now I'm an entry level illustrator who's been looking for work for about a year now, so it's good to hear complements about my work from someone who happens to come across it.  I'll never stop doing work but the field is just absolutely heartbreaking at points.

At 10:53am on February 11, 2020, Andrew Schlageter said…

thank you for your comment so long ago :) I actually had very little confidence in that piece

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!
 
 
 

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