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Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about art, portraiture, free culture, and feminism.

New series! / Nouvelle série!

2017 . 01 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

I’ll be showing it this summer!

Je vais l’exposer cet été!


Before dropping the ball, I blogged about Cover/Flaunt (which I renamed Empathetic Magic in March 2017), including this article about how I found the subjects for the series and this one about going to a fetish photo shoot.


Avant de me laisser distraire par la vie, j’ai écrit quelques posts sur Cacher/Exposer (que j’ai rebaptisée La magie empathique en mars 2017), y compris cet article sur la façon dont j’ai trouvé les sujets pour la série et celui-ci sur une séance de photo fétiche.



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Years ago, I made a video about stretching canvas. In this case though, I’m stretching bird’s eye piqué—a cotton with a pretty texture—and I’m doing it on round frames.

Il y a plusieurs années maintenant, j’ai fait une vidéo sur comment étirer une toile, mais ce n’est pas comme ce que j’ai fait pour cette collection. J’ai utilisé du coton piqué—un tissu avec une jolie texture—et des cadres ronds.



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I’ve always been a little intimidated by circular compositions so I figured I’d help myself get over it by doing a whole series of tondos. It worked in 2012 when I made 56 paintings on panel to get over my fear of painting on a hard surface.

J’ai toujours été un peu intimidée par les compositions circulaires alors j’ai pensé que j’apprendrais à ne plus avoir peur en faisant toute une série de tondos. Cette stratégie m’a servi en 2012 quand j’ai fait 56 peintures sur panneau pour m’habituer à peindre sur le bois.


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(7) Comments / Commentaires: New series! / Nouvelle série!

-- Libby Fife -- 2017 . 01 . 30 --

Gwenn,

I sure wish that I could be there in person to see the exhibit when it happens. It is a really important subject too so I hope a lot of people come to view the work.

In the meantime though, where did you get those round frames? I would love to cover those with my painted papers:)

Hope all is well!
Libby

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-- Gwenn -- 2017 . 01 . 30 --

@Libby: I’m hoping to tour the series (or part of the series) over the next few years. Maybe I’ll get to show it by you!

As for the round frames, they come from Art Boards. The quality of the product is excellent, but the customer service was a little iffy. Or rather two of the times I interacted with them it was great and the last time was terrible. I may have just run across a grumpy person, but I think it’s worth being aware of. If you can get past that stuff though, the frames are great! smile

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-- Sarah Greenman -- 2017 . 01 . 30 --

Brilliant. I can’t wait to see this come to fruition.

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-- libby fife -- 2017 . 01 . 30 --

Thanks Gwenn! Those are some very nice looking boards. I do like a hard surface to work on and I am interested in different shapes. Nice to have this idea in my back pocket. Thank you!
Libby

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-- Jenny -- 2017 . 01 . 30 --

Le thème me plait! Mais c’est un peu loin pour moi!

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-- Linda Ursin -- 2017 . 01 . 30 --

Congrats on the decision to show them this summer. I loved the glimpse i got of a few of them when we talked.

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-- Gwenn -- 2017 . 01 . 30 --

@Sarah @Jenny @Linda: Thank you et merci! <3

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