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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 200 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, gender and the visual arts.

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Andrew Schlageter left a comment for Resident Curator
"thank you for your comment so long ago :) I actually had very little confidence in that piece"
Feb 11
Resident Curator commented on Erik Deerly's photo
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Flux 21

"Curator’s Comments: I was delighted to discover your new works on the site this morning! Congratulations on what looks to have been a very productive and fruitful sabbatical. The installation shot that precedes the postings of the rest helps…"
Feb 10
Resident Curator liked Erik Deerly's photo
Feb 10
Resident Curator commented on Gary Wagner's photo
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Winter Falls

"Curator’s Comments: The luminosity created through the extreme value shifts in Winter Falls imbues this piece with an almost surreal beauty.  The centrality of the waterfall in the composition sets up a strong bilateral symmetry, adding…"
Feb 8
Resident Curator commented on Jean-Pierre Jacquet's photo
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Leap of Faith

"Curator’s Comments:   Leap of Faith came up today, and it was a good incentive to review your intriguing and stylistic scenes.  I realized however, Leap is even more voyeuristic, as the subject’s head and identity are…"
Feb 8
Resident Curator liked Gary Wagner's photo
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Resident Curator liked Jean-Pierre Jacquet's photo
Feb 2
Resident Curator commented on Coleen Ryan-Rivera's photo
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balance this

"Curator's Comments:   Balance this came up randomly on the site today, and I became attracted to the contrasting figure-ground relationship. The tendrils emanating from the organic figures connects them visually, and yet creates a taught…"
Jan 31
Resident Curator liked Coleen Ryan-Rivera's photo
Jan 31
Resident Curator liked Hans Andre's photo
Jan 31
Resident Curator commented on Philip McFadden's photo
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McFaddenP152

"Curator’s Comments: I very much enjoyed viewing your complex figural sculpture Gold a few years ago, and now I come back around to this piece by random chance. While the numerically designated (P152) doesn’t hold all of the evocative…"
Jan 28
Resident Curator liked Philip McFadden's photo
Jan 28
Resident Curator commented on Tracy Louise Satchwill's photo
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bed-of-roses

"Curator’s Comments:   Bed of Roses came up randomly on the site today, and I was drawn in by the way in which the twisting hair and Victorian-esque embellishments surrounded what I believe to be a more contemporary portrait.  The…"
Jan 26
Resident Curator liked Tracy Louise Satchwill's photo
Jan 26
Resident Curator commented on DENNIS A. DEZMAIN's photo
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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

"Curator’s Comments: I always appreciate it when you bring your newly finished works to my attention, but this may be the first time in recent memory I wouldn’t have immediately recognized the sculpture as yours! It’s a very…"
Jan 26
Resident Curator liked DENNIS A. DEZMAIN's photo
Jan 26

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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!
At 11:13am on October 31, 2014, mike giese said…

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

 
 
 

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