co_work sesow | guthier
I have been following the work of the washington based artist Matt Sesow with enthusiasm for quite some time. We had visited him in his studio (see video) and we planned to start a collaboration. Well, here is the first co_work with him. magnificent!
simona & mike / dallas
Our friend marc from mannheim recommended us to visit his best friend mike with his charming wife simona in dallas. Great. We were welcomed with open arms. They invited us to a sailing trip (yes, in dallas!), took us to their friends, we cooked together, had interesting discussions and lots of fun together.
So, marc from mannheim, stupid running, now we will argue about marc and simona from dallas, when they will be here in germany for a visit. :-) © n.g.
co_work guthier / fisher
Thank you barbara! Today im happy to announce a female co_worker: barbara fisher from ashville / north carolina / usa, whom I met in her studio on oct. 30th. 2014 and their work inspired me. (have a look at her blog conribution here) Soon we found a common theme and voila: here is the first joint co_work: “HeavenAndEarth”. Barbara’s website can be found here (www.barbarafisher.com) and here you can see my mine (https://blog.guthier.com/) © n.g.
gus kopriva / houston
Gus Kopriva was born in Baden Baden, but after his mother married an american soldier, the family with the then 8 years old Gus moved to the United States. He became an engineer and worked for Dow Chemical, he married sharon (watch her video here) and discovered his passion for art. He promotes artists and exhibits their work in his gallery „redbud“ in houston heights. He also collects -among others- prints from the german expressionists. He works as a curator of exhibitions worldwide and is an excelent networker – what we experienced during our visit. He introduced us to the art scene and to many artists in houston, he took time to show us museums and interesting sites. Currently he organizes a sculpture project on the heights boulevard. (i will report). The encounter with him was a highlight of our recent trip – thank you Gus. © n.g.
wayne gilbert / houston
Wayne Gilbert and his G Gallery was recommended by a guy at the Artfair “Untitled” in Miami Beach.
Thank you Wayne, for taken us to the station museum where the exhibition “degrees of separation” is being installed. The Opening of the exhibition will be held on Jan.17th and by the way: what we already had seen promises to be exciting! Wayne Gilbert has been searching many years for a truly original idea in his personal artistic expression until he finally found it in1998: He uses the remains of human beings after they were cremated in the pigments for his pictures. His work thus moves on the edge of life and death and it gives those people, whose remains he integrates into his art, a degree of immortality.
Apollo 13 pilot Swigert reported by radio: “Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem“. After 45 years this sentence is still known and it came to my mind, as we drove into the city. Also Houston received us with bad weather, the gallery owners and the artists embraced us warmly. What we had experienced here was beyound all expectations. I will post some encounters in my next contributions.