Welcome to Jill Price Studios blog where I share my process and progress as well as insight into other great work by artists and how to make it in the contemporary art world. Check out my work on line at www.jillpricestudios.ca or if you want to see my work in person, come visit me at my new home studio in Barrie, Ontario.
Continuing to play seems to be the name of the game. I had the privilege of meeting with Leo Kamen a couple of months ago to discuss the direction of my personal practice. Shocked at how I was able to talk about my work so clearly, he thought that perhaps I need to turn the brain off for awhile and just play. How do I do that I asked? I often have a vision of how everything should look before I have even made one mark. He suggested I would need to trick myself?! This sounds like someone trying to tickle them self. Despite my frustration, what Leo was suggesting rang true for me. So my goals for this year are to not necessarily create a series of work, but rather play intuitively to arrive at one finished artwork at a time. Some of my most recent play arrived at three miniatures which will be on display at Bohemia during Gallery 111's Black and White show during the month of February. Each artist was asked to work within 10" x 10" frames to create small works that people will just love! I arrived at three pieces play with the notion of love, two of the them entitled "Not Quite a Valentine". Integrating partial scenes from the toile fabrics I have been collecting, became a fun way to combine old drawings, prints and collage elements to arrive at bizarre love scenes. Be sure to stop by one of Barrie's best cafes to find the perfect small work for your Valentine.