Art work by James Albertson and Julia Stagg shown at the
FlatLanders on the Slant exhibition at the UCD Nelson Gallery July 12th-Aug 17th, 2012.
Frieda and Vince, 2012
Pencil and Graphite drawing on paper 40" x 32"
Children dressing up and emulating the mannerisms or artistic idiosyncratics of the artist of whom they are learning.
These kids are play acting/ dressing up as Frieda Kahlo and Vincent Van Gogh. Can you pick out the clues as to who these actors are dressed as?
Wonder Bra, oil stick on paper, 30"x40" 2011-sold
I orginally created a drawing for the a Breast Cancer -Bra Show and follwed that up with this colored version.
The thought behind this drawing is one of wonder and power. What is this wonder thing that moms wear and how does the wearer gain power? Is that power lost? It is only kids playing with mommy's bra but...
Themes in my work include the motifs of children and women and the literary histories that explore and explain the “why” of archetypes in our daily relations and beliefs. In our American society we have all around us believable truths presented in forceful visuals that attempt to explain or change the physical/emotional realities of our lives. My aim is to take a slice of that abundant dialog, explore the historical current of that theme and present it via drawing or painting. Or simply to talk back to it and enjoy life while creating art.
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