Happy New Year!
2016 found me about exploring my original fine art roots with printmaking (specifically etching) and drawing. I didn't abandon the darkroom completely, in fact you could find me in the darkroom experimenting with paper negatives and polaroids to develop a new body of work, quite abstract in nature. I'm still finding my path with this work but I am excited by the different visual direction I appear to be going in. Needless to say, it does relate to the body. I will be updating the portfolio pages with new work over the coming weeks so stay tuned.
And so to 2017. Who knows what this year will bring for us all. I'm both fearful and cautiously optimistic, although I am determined in my believe that collective and personal creativity and art will play a great part in weathering these uncertain times.
It's an exciting month for me artwise.
From January 6 to January 28, my etching "Pathways to Everything & Nothing" will be on show at Manhattan Graphics Center in NYC as part of their Annual Members Show. This year the exhibition is a fund raiser for MGC. All the prints in the show will be for sale by silent auction during the run of the show. The Closing reception is on January 28.
I'm excited to have an original postcard for sale at "Postcards From The Edge" Exhibition & Benefit Sale hosted by Visual AIDS, an organization supporting arts programs and artists living with HIV/AIDS. Original postcard sized art from emerging and established artists will be for sale for just $85 and proceeds will benefit Visual AIDS. The preview party is on Friday, January 13 and the sale continues over the weekend.
My piece "The Blue Woman I" was selected by juror Barbara A. MacAdam, Co-Executive Editor of ARTNews for the exhibition "The Figure: Interpreted Through Contemporary Mediums" at Site: Brooklyn. The exhibition runs from January 19 to February 19 with an opening reception from 6-9pm on January 18.
I'm honored to be included in the group exhibition "Identity & Anonymity: An Exhibition" at the Seligmann Center at the Citizen's Foundation from June 19 to July 24. Curated by Jonathan Talbot, the show features the work of Regional and National Artists Leslie Fandrich, Joan Hall, David Horton, Andrew Marvick, Cody Rounds, Frank Shuck, Deborah Snider, Stephen Specht, Maria Kaftan and Lisa Bukowski. I will be showing three pieces from The Blue Woman series. There is a wonderful book Identity & Anonymity: An Artful Anthology accompanying the show that can be purchased here.
I am very excited to be participating in the 2015 Orange County Arts Open Studio Tour in October. Spanning four weekends and the four regions of Orange County in NY State, the Tour is a wonderful way to meet local art artists and artisans in the community and get an inside peek into their working practices. My studio in the village of Warwick, NY will be open to visitors the weekend of the 24th and 25th October from 11am to 5pm (no.18 on the tour map). To find out more about the Open Studios visit The Orange County Arts Council.
I'm delighted to say that the touring exhibition Embody: The Gender Issue in partnership with Pix Quarterly, the Goethe- Institut and EQUAL GROUND is now currently on display in Colombo, Sri Lanka as part of Colombo Pride 2015. It will run from Friday 17th July to Friday 24th July. I'm particularly proud to discover that my image Conundrum I was selected to be the face of the exhibition.
I'm honored to be included in the group exhibition "Identity & Anonymity: An Exhibition" at the Seligmann Center at the Citizen's Foundation from June 19 to July 24. Curated by Jonathan Talbot, the show features the work of Regional and National Artists Leslie Fandrich, Joan Hall, David Horton, Andrew Marvick, Cody Rounds, Frank Shuback, Deborah Snider, Stephen Specht, Maria Kastan and Lisa Bukowski. There is a wonderful book Identity & Anonymity: An Artful Anthology accompanying the show that can be purchased here.
My thanks to Fredric Koeppel for writing this wonderful review of our show in Memphis Imaging Now: Collected Visions .
"Gilliam’s gold-toned gelatin silver prints, each 20-by-16 inches, form a sort of gorgeous classical tracery of female nudes in troubling attitudes and poses suggesting inner conflict. With titles like “Shielded” and “Bound,” the women in her images are as much trammeled by light and shadow and by their own gestures as by any psychological force outside them, though the pervasive mood is a great stillness."
I'm thrilled to be included in Imaging Now: Collected Images at the Hyde Gallery at Memphis College of Art. Curated by Dani Cattan, I'm amongst a group of very talented photographers: Haley Morris-Cafiero, Meghann Riepenhoff, Jean Miele, Saul Robbins, Whit Forrester and Galina Kurlat. I will be showing work from my series, In Memory. The exhibition runs from March 11 to April 4, with a reception March 27, 6-9pm.
I am delighted to be exhibiting my work at Consciousfork in Warwick, NY. A Body, Drawn by Light will be up until early April.
This year has been a great one for getting my work seen both here and further afield.
In June of this year, I was part of a group of photographers exhibiting at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ in a show called Tales, Processes and Moments curated by Alison Bradley, Chuck Kelton and Pauline Varmare of ICP.
I am currently one of several photographers being featured on zonezero.com in the late summer issue Liquid Identity: Faces of Self Representation. You can see the feature here http://zonezero.com/liquid-identity/182-conundrum
Thanks to a special feature in Volume 9 of PIX: A Photography Quarterly based in New Dehli, India ( http://www.pixquarterly.in/exhibitions_embody.php ) in 2013, I was chosen to participate in their group exhibition Embody: The Gender Issue in partnership with the Goethe- Institut which is currently on tour throughout cities in India. In September, my pieces were exhibited in Bangalore at the Goethe Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan and moved to The Seagull Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata, India in late November. Check out some photographs of the PIX team installing the exhibition here http://www.pixquarterly.in/Pix_Embody.pdf