Monday, October 27, 2014

Fisherman's Woman

From the series, Fisherman's Woman; Acrylic on paper; 18 x 18"

  I more often find myself posting new work on my Twitter feed, @ClaudineMetrick. With my smartphone I can snap a picture while I'm working in my studio and with a few simple keystrokes it is uploaded. It's so easy. But the images aren't always the highest quality and this series is developing into something significant so I thought I would spend the afternoon shooting good images.
  I have posted this one. I'm not sure of the title of  this particular piece yet. The name "Dreamboat" is floating through my head, but I honestly think that name is better suited to another piece in the group. This image happened rather quickly today and I think there were some threads of the Squeak Carnwath exhibition I recently saw at the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA. Her marks and surfaces, and somewhat inscrutable meanings allowed me to be more free in the studio today. Because really, who's watching?...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Biomorphic: Installation Views

  The Claypool-Young Gallery recently posted some images from the opening of Biomorphic at Morehead State University.  I have included the best shots of my work below.  While the space is rather large, I do like the juxtaposition of my  paintings with the fanciful sculptures.  To view the rest of the exhibit visit the gallery's Facebook page.



Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Summer of Garden Paintings

  This summer I found myself gravitating towards a new hobby - gardening.  Perhaps it was the long drawn-out winter that we suffered through in the Northeast this year or perhaps it was the challenging year of teaching and searching for full time work.  But as the snow melted and the mud season abated I found I wanted to spend my studio time puttering around outside in the dirt.  After five weeks of intense work and over one-hundred plants it occurred to me that this was what I was most excited about in my life.  And so I searched for a way to bring the studio work in line with my current passion.
   The result is a series of five medium-format acrylic paintings about 25 x 30", some etchings, and three large scale paintings at 40 x 51".  I am continuing to think about what these images mean and work out what they need and don't need to contain.  You can view the medium-format pieces in the portfolio at the right titled Secret Garden 2014.  Enjoy!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Biomorphic at Morehead State University

A Soft Rain Will Come; 25 x 28"; mixed media on panel; 2012

  The group show at Morehead State University opens this Wednesday evening.  For more information click here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Biomorphic at Morehead State University

  I am pleased to announce the inclusion of my work in the upcoming exhibition, Biomorphic, at Morehead State University in Kentucky.  Displayed in the expansive Claypool-Young Art Gallery the show promises to be a sumptuous collection of art inspired by the natural world. 

  The eight paintings I shipped arrived at the university yesterday and are waiting to be installed alongside work by artists Steve Budington, Sarah Knill, Tammie Rubin, and Scott Turri.  Opening reception is Wednesday, September 10th.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

For Per Kirkeby

"For Per Kirkeby"; 30 x 25", acrylic, silver leaf, and pastel on paper

Friday, May 23, 2014

Terra Incognita opening at Curious Matter

"Terra Incognita" opening Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ; May 18

  I made the trip down to New York last weekend to attend the opening of a group show I am in at Curious Matter in Jersey City, NJ.  The reception was well attended and the work was impressively curated.  The gallery is modest and perfectly suited to the intimately sized works on display.  My piece is included in the photo above towards the center of the wall.  Catalogs for the exhibition are available online at and include an excellent exhibition essay as well as images and statements from all the artists included in the show.  I'm looking forward to receiving mine in the mail soon!