Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Altered Target Project & Other Studio News

I just signed up to do the Altered Target Project
@ University Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I am very excited about this!



Info as follows:

The Altered Target Project is a juried exhibition where all the artists begin with identical authentic paper rifle targets, and alter them as they wish. The finished work must remain, in some way, a useable target.

We will provide each entrant with three official law enforcement silhouette targets (model B-27M, size 23 x 35 in.) to work from. Artists may paint, draw, print on, collage, cut, sew, project video, shoot at, or make any other creative alteration to the target.
Since the targets are not archival, framing is not essential, binder clips and pins will accommodate most installations. However, heavier finished work or sculptural work will require the usual support considerations.

It has been over fifty years since Jasper Johns presented his first target paintings. His rendition of the iconic circle target greatly influenced the Pop artists that followed. The human silhouette target was chosen for our exhibition because it has a versatile design with a bold central figure and ample margins. The B-27M should prove to be the perfect image to revisit the target in the 21st century.

There has already been overwhelming interest in the Altered Target Project on a local and national level....There are only 500 targets and they are getting claimed fast...

Exhibition plans include a large show with a national call for artists in the summer.
Please send me an email at ajavery@uwm.edu if you are interested in the project.



OTHER STUDIO NEWS:

My current focus is working as a photographer/graphic designer with the Belly dance community.......I have also been taking belly dance classes with Attar (Whitney Suter) and have been enjoying the physicality. The next show I will be shooting at is the Valentine's Day show on the 14th @ the Northampton Center for the Arts.

Upcoming/ possible projects include:

~A Chicago art leasing company would like to try my paintings...I am exploring this option!

~A featured artist profile on www.healingwheel.com

2 comments:

Karin Bartimole said...

The target practice show sound really interesting Alicia! I look forward to seeing what you come up with - I think I'd like to go for it, too! Can you send me the info? art2heal@earthlink.net
How cool that you are belly dancing - such a great way to creatively work with your core and lower chakra energies.

Alicia Hunsicker said...

Thanks Karin....Have you gotten the Target yet?....I havent recieved mine yet and am wanting to work on it!!

Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer