July 31, 2015 by smithartonline
I have posted two pieces, Whale Talisman and Encounter, to Papergirl Vancouver for inclusion in their exhibition. Keeping within the requirements of the Papergirl projects, both works were painted on raw muslin: the work must be flexible enough to be rolled up and distributed to the public at the conclusion of the show.
I have been working on raw cloth surfaces for some time now. Over the years I have admired the Tibetan thangka paintings on view at the Pacific Asia Museum and at the Norton Simon Museum. The requirements to be part of a Papergirl exhibition emboldened me to again work on this raw fabric surface. In my college days (I was so avant-garde in the sixties) I stained watercolor on the back of primed canvas, which gave a decent presentation, but, with time, I gave it up. Thanks to Papergirl and a number of anonymous Tibetan painters I have picked up where I left off.
There is still time for artists to send in work for Papergirl Vancouver: work will be accepted until 21 August. This project not only provides the artist with an exhibition opportunity but also will provide a link to personal websites and, if you are local to Vancouver, members of the project might even interview you.
Create something flexible, fill out the form and send it in.