Today I'm feeling lucky to be featured on the popular art site SUPERSONIC ART. If you haven't yet heard of this site, check it out. The post discusses my upcoming solo exhibition. More information on that is below.
New Oil Paintings by Ingrid V. Wells
Exhibition Dates: November 10 - December 16, 2017 | Thurs-Fri 12-4PM, Sat 12-5PM
Opening Reception: Friday, November 10 | 6-8PM
Location: Glass Rice 680 8th Street, Suite 240B, San Francisco, CA 94103
Hours: Thursday & Friday 12-4 PM, Saturday 12-5 PM, and by appointment
DIALOGIST is a quarterly publication featuring contemporary art and poetry. I'm happy to announce that my work has been selected for this fall quarter digital publication. Be sure to go and check out the other lovely work showing this quarter.
A big thank you goes out to the Center for Cultural Innovation for awarding me a professional development grant! This will go towards workshops, classes and art consulting, and I couldn't be more thrilled.
Join me this fall for a painting course at San Francisco Art Institute through their Public Programming! We will be painting… 30 Paintings in 30 Days! This is course will be a fast paced adventure in painting. See below for a 10% off promo code.
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30 Paintings in 30 Days is an immersive painting and artist-marketing experience. This course is suitable for painters—from beginning to advanced level—as you are guided through a daily painting practice from preparation to completion. You will select your own painting subjects and develop a body of work. The challenge is for each student to complete one small painting every day for one month. A variety of supplemental materials will be given in the form of digital downloads, artist podcasts, and book recommendations. You will also receive guidance on how to photograph your work, show your work online, and even put up a storefront to sell your creations, if you so choose. Rapid improvement in skill will be evident in this fantastic alla prima experience!
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This summer if you are in the Walnut Creek area, go check out the Sweet n Low exhibition at the Bedford Gallery. The show will be up June 22 – August 27, 2017.
Sweet n Low features artwork from over 120 local, national, and international artists who extend the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. From kitsch and Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes, to Japanese anime and contemporary Pop Art, Bedford Gallery is unleashing the roly-poly, goofily-gamboling, saccharine-honeyed creatures on this earth and beyond! Sweet n Low is juried by Evan Pricco of Juxtapoz magazine and Antler Gallery, Portland, OR.
Below are some photos from the exhibition opening.
The opening was packed, this picture was taken right at the beginning.
Me with my work
The exhibition catalog
‘Thrilled to have my work in the Cryin’ Out Loud exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, NM. The show runs April 21 - July 9, 2017 in the Muñoz Waxman Gallery. Below is the show statement if you might be in the area and are curious.
Cryin' Out Loud is a juried exhibition that examines the role of women's and femmes' voices as expressed in art about politics, activism, and emotion. Considering both the metaphoric and literal voice, Cryin' Out Loud explores and celebrates the use of art as a form of speaking up and out. A large group exhibition of works by selected artists will take place in CCA's Muñoz Waxman Gallery.
Cryin' Out Loud takes each word of this maxim seriously - Crying. Out. Loud. - and navigates the various implications of the phrase, whether exasperated and fed up ("Oh, for crying out loud!") or literal, as one who does not hide her desperation or emotion while she is actually "crying out loud". Similarly, "living out loud" has associations with survivors of abuse, with activism in the LGBTQ community, and with anyone refusing to "be quiet" about issues of oppression, identity and authorship. It is time to speak loudly with our voices and our art; with our intellect and our emotion; with our politics and our personhood.
Throughout history women's voices, perspectives, and innovations have been undermined by those in power. In order to have their voices heard or published, many women artists and writers have adopted gender neutral or male pseudonyms. Women have fought for their right to vote, are still fighting for wage-equity, and to have equal representation in congress. Speaking and acting out is complicated for women and femmes because of common double standards like the label "hysterical," for simply speaking her mind. Women have learned to work within these oppressive structures often at the expense of their rights and humanity, and frankly, we are ready for change.
Cryin' Out Loud proposes that to unabashedly express emotion is a political act. To live out loud is a necessary political gesture and that women's experience needs to be seen, heard, and cherished. The exhibition will consist of work in all media that embraces emotion as statement; that broadcasts social and political concerns, and that reacts to and resists the structures that continue to oppress us.
The show runs April 21 - July 9, 2017 in the Muñoz Waxman Gallery at the Center for Contemporary Arts if you are in the area, check it out!
Loudmouth oil on panel, 8x8" 2016
From January 17- 22nd my work will be included in a group show at The Untitled Space in Manhattan. The gallery has partnered with the ERA Coalition for the exhibit and will be donating 25% of proceeds to their Fund for Women's Equality to fight against sex discrimination and further their initiative to have an equal rights amendment added to the US constitution. The Huffington Post and NY Magazine have written about this exhibition, among others.
Good Luck With That (below) will be on display as part of the California College of the Arts exhibition, ART / WORK, featuring a selection of their artists on staff. This panel is oil on panel, 12x12" and was a part of my 30 Paintings in 30 Days series. The exhibition will be in the Oakland Campus College Avenue Galleries and will run January 17-20th. Happy to be showing with such a lovely group!
Arts Benicia’s Art of the Toy exhibition opens this week with an artists’ reception 2-4pm on Saturday December 3rd. This exhibition will include 76 artworks from artists nation-wide. I will have two paintings in the show. Benicia is a sweet little arts town just outside of San Francisco, and well worth a visit. The exhibition will run December 3-22nd.
Everything's Coming Up Roses oil on canvas, 48x60"
Bright Lights and Lollipops oil on canvas, 32x48"
Some photos from the recent studio transformation. I wanted to make it fun and inviting going into the winter months. See the full journey on my instagram!