Showing posts with label sculpture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sculpture. Show all posts

January 12, 2016

artist of the week: Cordy Ryman

another Facebook friend and more great artwork by 
Cordy Ryman..

further looking and reading:  

Cordy Ryman
 Butor Bits Rouge, 2014 Acrylic, Enamel, Marker, and Mixed Media on Wood 12 x 12 x 2.5 in

Cordy Ryman
 ES Spiral Trim Maze (2013) acrylic and enamel on wood 48h x 48w x 2.5d in

Cordy Ryman
 Zed, 2014  Encaustic on Wood  5.8h x 3.5w x 2.3d in

Cordy Ryman
Butor Bits Vert, 2014 Acrylic, Enamel, Pen, and Mixed Media on Wood 12 x 12 x 2 in

Cordy Ryman
04 Cubed Leaner Trim, 2013, acrylic, enamel and hardware on plastic and wood, 24 x 23.5 x 2 inches

Cordy Ryman
13 Years, 2015, Acrylic, enamel, encaustic on wood, 26.5 x 24 x 3 in

Cordy Ryman
installation view, Chimera 45, 2015 at Zurcher Gallery

Cordy Ryman
installation view, Chimera 45, 2015 at Zurcher Gallery

Cordy Ryman
ES Trim Hatch and Coil, 2013, acrylic and enamel on wood, 35.5 x 35.5 x 3 inches

Cordy Ryman
Red Bench Tests, 2015, Acrylic on wood, 13 x 12.25 x 2.25 in

Cordy Ryman
Three Squared, 2015, Acrylic, enamel on wood, 25.5 x 25.5 x 4.5 in

Cordy Ryman
Yellow Clacker Caps, 2014, Acrylic, marker, mixed media on wood, 12 x 11 x 2 in




February 18, 2015

Seductive in White

It is mid February and I have been freezing for the past two weeks. All I see when I look out the window is white. How to make that not depressing? Look at some amazing artwork in white!

Robert Ryman

Robert Ryman



Robert Ryman
Agnes Martin
Agnes Martin
Agnes Martin
Agnes Martin

Anne Truitt

Anne Truitt

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly
Ad Reinhardt

November 14, 2014

scenes from my art studio, November 14th


I have had a renewed determination lately to get as much work done as humanly possible. It all started with an amazing and inspiring talk at the Garrison Art Center by artist Judy Pfaff (who I'll write more on later as she is my absolute new favorite artist). It also coincided with what I thought would be an open studio event at my studio building last week, which by the way, didn't even know had a name: "KUBE". Although it turned out to be free chips and red wine for someone else's opening, I ended up with an organized and raring to go studio space, which is always a much needed good thing.

here's my space last week just about ready for company

This morning I started my day looking around and thinking,
"I don't know what the hell I'm doing but I sure am doing a hell of a lot of it".

studio view this morning November 14th, 2014

sculpture pieces

It's been an interesting week. Monday I met my studio neighbor for the first time and another painter down the hall. Tuesday I brought my daughter to work with me. Wednesday I went and bought some new painting tools to play with and a space heater to keep me from freezing. Guess whose landlord decided to turn the heat on as soon as I plugged it in?

space heater
painting tools

my new favorite toy
Thursday I ended up cleaning all my brushes before I went home. I also may have had a great moment of clarity (which doesn't happen often by the way), so much that I changed my plans for Friday so I could spend another day working.

dirty paint brushes


I now have 6 paintings I am working on simultaneously, the source of which is all the same two globs I've had tacked to my wall for years.

meet my muse: the mark on the right and his dialogue


















After all of this and due to all of it, the end of the day, and week, appeared much more promising than the start of it.

the two pieces I worked on today
this one might actually be finished
this one definitely isn't






October 2, 2014

braided sculpture

here's some braided sculpture from this past week. part of a series of knots, balls, and chains all in progress and made with spray foam. stay tuned to see where this is going...


sculpture by Samantha Palmeri

sculpture by Samantha Palmeri

sculpture by Samantha Palmeri

sculpture by Samantha Palmeri

sculpture by Samantha Palmeri

sculpture by Samantha Palmeri

sculpture by Samantha Palmeri




all images copyrighted by Samantha Palmeri 2014



September 18, 2014

art studio activity

this was my studio at 10 am this morning. lots of activity going on. all very new works in progress.

studio view




this series of small paintings each measure 16X20"
remember those drawings I did of the ocean?!

oil paintings 
I'm still having fun with my spray foam and have been going back and forth between the painting and the sculpture. new this week are the braids.
braided sculpture 

I'm also trying out different metallic paints on them. it just occurred to me this is my spray foam ball and chain!

Samantha Palmeri spray foam sculpture 2014
oil paint and metallic pigment

and here's the studio at the end of the day. a little cleaner and with three new canvases on the left just barely started.

studio view










September 9, 2014

Storm King Art Center

This weekend we visited the
Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY. 
If you've never been, it is an absolutely incredible place and a very worthwhile trip. It's the most perfect blend of art and nature I've ever seen with amazing monumental sculpture in, around, and on top of rolling hills and scenic mountain views. Take a look:

We got the perfect weather day

Sorry I don't have the name of every artist

I'll tell you the ones I do know. This is Claus Oldenburg's Drain Pipe

This is not a tree stump

Although it's made from little squares of tree stump

Did I mention the weather was perfect?


This is Alexander Calder

A very cool mirrored fence

Can't really tell in this picture

This is part of a special exhibit by Zhang Huan. Lots of giant Buddha body parts strewn about

The exhibit is titled Evoking Tradition

I think this one is called "Three Legged Buddha". It's pretty massive 

Especially compared to the little grass seed heads everywhere

There were plenty of real beehives around so this was tres apropos

My family walking up one of the many hills to see the Richard Serras

And there's Anna walking on the Richard Serra
Did I mention it was a beautiful day?

This piece could be played with a rubber mallet creating an enormous sound like a huge gong

A dinner bell for the giants in the mountains


Another hill


I was trying to capture the grass,

which looked like a huge watercolor 

Here's a cool bench made out of nickels

A sun-glared Tony Smith


You think these are just rocks don't you?

They're not

After so much walking we eventually succumbed to riding the trolley


The ride was pretty informative 

Sorry this shot is in motion. You can't see the mermaids in the front of it. A cool piece by Roy Lichtenstein right by the pond

There's the pond
There's the wall by the pond but I don't know the name of it
If this wasn't a bench I'm sorry to say it definitely got sat on


Husband and daughter yelling and singing down the tube to some strangers on the other side. This is a temporary untitled piece by Virginia Overton



More prettiness 

Some of the clouds even looked fabricated

The sun was playing artist too 

Here's another shot from above of Tony Smith

There were quite a few pieces in this red-orange color. Perfect compliment to the landscape

The toughest and last hill of the day

Just to reach Alice Aycock's work, my old teacher from SVA

Two really different pieces. I wouldn't have thought from the same artist

I don't know this artist,

but I do know this one. So many instances of art imitating life


And last but not least. Quite happy to end up at the visitor's center with one of my favorites, Louise Bourgeois

This place is awesome. 
Can't wait to go back when the leaves are changing this fall.