Site Review: Virginia Mahoney

Site Review: Virginia Mahoney

Pushing Back Against Tradition By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Virginia Mahoney is a mixed-media artist living and working in Boston, Massachusetts, whose work is not easily categorized. Growing up, she was much influenced by her mother, who was quite creative at home, with cloth, thread, yarn, paint, and shells. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Mahoney…

Site Review: Jodi Colella

Site Review: Jodi Colella

Traditional Stitchery as Contemporary Art By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor See Jodi Colella’s work in WTP Vol. VI #2. Jodi Colella’s website features needlework art that balances tradition against innovation. Her hand-wrought forms lend a fresh contemporary relevance to a fiber art often wrongly dismissed as a hobbyist’s craft. Her work begins with everyday found…

Site Review: Andrea Rae

Site Review: Andrea Rae

Fabric Art and the Universal By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Andrea Rae is a mixed-media artist who blends fabric, soft sculpture, and photography in both representational and symbolic work that explores humanity’s correlations rather than our differences. Her site presents a multitude of individual works as well as large-scale installations. Rae began experimenting with different…

Site Review: Deborah Weiss

Site Review: Deborah Weiss

An Intuitive Process By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Deborah Weiss is a painter and printmaker whose work focuses on the effect of atmospheric conditions on land and water over time. Her compositions are inspired by the constant transformation of terrain caused by fluctuating climate and temperature. Weiss’s process is intuitive, and subject matter not pre-determined.…

Site Review: DeJeonge Reese

Site Review: DeJeonge Reese

Culture and Body Image in Art By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor DeJeonge Reese began her art training in ceramics as an undergraduate at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Later, while earning her MFA at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, she began working with other materials and established new creative concepts. She set out to…

Site Review: Capucine Bourcart

Site Review: Capucine Bourcart

Photography as Collage By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Capucine Bourcart is a contemporary photographer who has lived and worked in Harlem for the past eleven years. A rich multi-cultural background cultivated by extensive world travel, her Vietnamese origins, and having been raised in the Germanic region of Alsace, France, serve as a the framework for…

Site Review: Christina Saj

Site Review: Christina Saj

A Contemporary Iconographer By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor In her website, Christina Saj describes a fascination with geometric abstraction with a preference for modernism and a keen sense of historical context. Her family’s rich history in Ukrainian art and culture broadened her perspective as she searched for her own visual voice. She states, “I attempt…

Site Review: Dorothea Osborn

Site Review: Dorothea Osborn

Dichotomies and Hybrid Works By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Dorothea Osborn is a cross-disciplinary artist who incorporates into her paintings and drawings dichotomies between physical and spiritual realms. Based on the ephemeral and fragmentary of both society and her own personal life, these works are a complex working and reworking of mediums, leading to multiple…

Site Review: Naomi Schlinke

Site Review: Naomi Schlinke

Random vs. Intentional in Abstract Painting By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Naomi Schlinke describes two artistic careers in her website. During the 1970s and early ’80s she was a professional modern dancer and choreographer with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and the Joe Goode Performance Group, both based in San Francisco. The San Francisco contemporary…

Site Review: Ellen Woods

Site Review: Ellen Woods

Abstract Painting Reflecting Nature By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Ellen Woods’s lyrical abstract paintings are inspired by her deep respect for the natural environment and the human connection to nature. Living and working at a high altitude in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado allows her to witness seasonal patterns and forms and the evolving topography.…

Site Review: Sheila Grabarsky

Site Review: Sheila Grabarsky

Vibrant Display of Acrylic Paintings By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Sheila Grabarsky opens her artist’s statement with “I paint because I bleed Alizarin Crimson.” While this may not be literally true, it certainly is metaphorically. There are quite a few other colors also! Her website “Gallery” is a beautiful and vibrant display of this New…