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Le blog de l’artiste peintre franco-américaine Gwenn Seemel. Les articles sont en anglais et en français, et souvent ils sont bilingues.

IRL opening + online opening! / Vernissage dans la vraie vie + vernissage en ligne!

2017 . 06 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Pictures from the opening and the announcement that the series is officially online!

Des photos du vernissage et l’annonce que la série est officiellement en ligne!


The online gallery is here, and these are the comment book questions:

  1. Describe yourself in 3 words.
  2. What do you hide about yourself?
  3. What do you like to reveal about yourself?
  4. When are you glad to stand out?
  5. When are you not accepted for who you are?
  6. When did you stop being curious about people who are different from you?
  7. Do you ever feel like you play a character of yourself?
  8. Which painting makes you most uncomfortable? Why?
  9. Which painting makes you happiest? Why?
  10. If you want to receive email updates about my art, please let me know!


La galerie en ligne est ici et voici les questions dans le carnet de commentaires:

  1. Comment vous décrire en 3 mots?
  2. Qu’est-ce que vous cachez?
  3. Qu’est-ce que vous révélez?
  4. Quand est-ce que vous êtes content de vous vanter?
  5. Quand est-ce qu’on ne vous accepte pas pour qui vous êtes?
  6. Quand avez-vous cessé d’être curieux au sujet de personnes qui sont différentes de vous?
  7. Avez-vous déjà eu l’impression de jouer un personnage de vous-même?
  8. Quel tableau vous rend le plus inconfortable? Pourquoi?
  9. Quel tableau vous rend le plus heureux? Pourquoi?
  10. Si vous voulez recevoir des mises-à-jours à propos de mon art, dites-le moi!



woman in a wheelchair art

Gwenn Seemel
Don’t look at me that way (Caitlin standing out) / Ne me regardez pas de cette manière (Caitlin qui se vante)
2017
acrylic on bird’s eye piqué / acrylique sur coton piqué
18 inches in diameter / 46 centimètres de diamètre

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photo by David / photo par David

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This is from Crime Against Nature and I’m thrilled that it has found a new home!

Ce tableau fait partie du Crime contre nature et je suis ravie qu’il a trouvé sa place dans le monde!


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- Activism that changes the world / Un militantisme qui change le monde
- Un titre regrettable
- Beautiful Belgium / La belle Belgique


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(8) Comments / Commentaires: IRL opening + online opening! / Vernissage dans la vraie vie + vernissage en ligne!

-- Linda Ursin -- 2017 . 06 . 14 --

Congratulations! I loved following it on instagram. I would love to do an exhibition too but I haven’t figured out how yet smile A comment book is a great idea. Here are my answers to your questions:

Describe yourself in 3 words. curious, creative, witch

What do you hide about yourself? Nothing that I’m aware of

What do you like to reveal about yourself? I think I’ve revealed pretty much everything smile

When are you glad to stand out? Everywhere

When are you not accepted for who you are? By my husband

When did you stop being curious about people who are different from you? I don’t think I’ll ever stop being curious

Do you ever feel like you play a character of yourself? Nope

Which painting makes you most uncomfortable? Allow additional travel time
Why? It doesn’t feel like a happy picture and it’s a place I wouldn’t like to be in myself

Which painting makes you happiest? Mother and child
Why? Because it has lots of colours and they look so happy

If you want to receive email updates about my art, please let me know! I already am smile

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-- Stealth Weasel -- 2017 . 06 . 14 --

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Super Stealth Weasel.

What do you hide about yourself?
My thoughts.

What do you like to reveal about yourself?
My talents.

When are you glad to stand out?
When my talent is recognized.

When are you not accepted for who you are?
When I talk politics.

When did you stop being curious about people who are different from you?
I didn’t, I don’t think.

Do you ever feel like you play a character of yourself?
With my family.

Which painting makes you most uncomfortable?
The one with the girl with hands on her.

Why?
It seems lonely to me.

Which painting makes you happiest?
The bald, fat girl.

Why?
She is sexy and confident.

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-- Joy Murray -- 2017 . 06 . 14 --

Describe yourself in 3 words.  Insecure, abnormal, curious
What do you hide about yourself? Deep emotions, strange visions
What do you like to reveal about yourself? curiosity, insight about life
When are you glad to stand out?  when someone smiles at me or appreciates my work
When are you not accepted for who you are? I don’t know the answer to that
When did you stop being curious about people who are different from you?  I never did, I think that’s what makes me different than most people
Do you ever feel like you play a character of yourself? As a social introvert, I often feel I’m acting, which is exhausting.  I’m working on being not acting, but it’s a life long struggle
Which painting makes you most uncomfortable? Why?  Clarissa and Thrash—the imagery triggers fear and memories of past trauma
Which painting makes you happiest? Why? Many make me happy—The Activist, Don’t look at me that way, and Blue and Molly are favorites.
If you want to receive email updates about my art, please let me know!

thanks for sharing your wonderful and insightful show!

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-- Elize -- 2017 . 06 . 14 --

Le livre d’or sous forme de conversation, c’est une idée extraordinaire et géniale. Tout est tellement parfaitement adapté à l’exposition, les sujets qu’elle soulève.
Bravo Gwenn, tu nous emmènes dans ton univers engagé. Dérangeant, peut-être, car il nous renvoie vers nos propres faiblesses.
J’aimerai être tolérante, ça fait partie des qualités que j’admire et que je recherche en moi. Pourtant, sur un sujet ou sur un autre, je réalise parfois que j’ai des préjugés. J’essaie de le masquer ou de le contrôler, mais c’est raté, le ‘mauvais’ sentiment est passé par là. Tu nous montres une palette de sujets pour lesquels nous pouvons être vigilants.

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-- CheyAnne sexton -- 2017 . 06 . 15 --

Wow Gwenn,
Your show looks incredible and that Rhino is Really Wonderful. congrats
peace,
CheyAnne
http://www.patreon.com/cheyannesexton

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-- Sunny -- 2017 . 06 . 16 --

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Fierce, curious, overwhelmed
  What do you hide about yourself?
I hide (or try to anyway) how sensitive I am.
  What do you like to reveal about yourself?
My fierce passion and love for my kids.
  When are you glad to stand out?
Never
  When are you not accepted for who you are?
Rarely although it feels like it many times.
  When did you stop being curious about people who are different from you?
I’ve never stopped.
  Do you ever feel like you play a character of yourself?
Totally.  Sometimes I’m pretending to be okay when deep inside the darkness threatens to show it’s ugly face.
  Which painting makes you most uncomfortable? Why?
Both Rachele paintings because I cannot be happy with my weight.
  Which painting makes you happiest? Why?
The second Rachele painting because I aspire to be able to be happy with who I am in the now.

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-- Gwenn -- 2017 . 06 . 19 --

@Linda, @Weasel, @Joy, @Sunny: Thank you for sharing your answers! <3

@CheyAnne: Thank you!

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-- Gwenn -- 2017 . 06 . 19 --

@Elize: Je te comprends, mais je crois que ce n’est qu’une question d’entraînement. Je sais qu’il y a 10 ou 15 ans je jugeais les autres beaucoup plus facilement. À ce moment-là, les “mauvais” sentiments apparaissaient et je les laissais contrôler ma compréhension du monde. Aujourd’hui, il y a toujours ces “mauvais” sentiments qui me viennent à l’esprit, mais beaucoup moins. Et puis je les reconnais plus facilement aujourd’hui.

Je sais que je ne te connais pas très bien, mais je ne m’inquiète pas trop pour toi. Normalement, ceux qui jugent et qui sont les moins tolérants n’ont aucune idée de ce qu’ils font. C’est tout le contraire de toi. <3

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