Thursday, March 31, 2011

Draw On! @ The Aldrich, with James Esber

I was happy to be one of the 18 artists chosen to make new drawings in the series that will be included in Esber’s 2011 exhibition, at The Aldrich Museum.

On March 27, 2011, I attended the Draw On session where we had the pleasure of meeting artist James Esber (pictured here). He did a short talk about the show, and the importance that our individuality to come through in the drawings. Drawing was fun, there was a rhythm to his mark making which we were to paint over with our own style of mark making.

I have been working with circles (orbs) in my own work and wanted to incorporate that into my drawing. At the same time I had been thinking alot about the situation going on in Japan. I decided that one area in the piece would be a red circle and the rest would stay black.

Here I am working on my piece. We had a paint brush and two colors of ink black and red. We could do what we wanted while sticking to the parameters of the project

While we all started with the same materials, instructions, and base drawing, Every piece turned out different. After I finished my drawing I enjoyed discovering what the other artists did with their pieces.

This is my final piece that will be added to the exhibion.
This is not a portrait, 2009–11
Ongoing series of collaborative drawings
Ink and gesso on parchment
Drawings, 18 1/4 x 15 each
Hand-painted frames, 22 x 18 each

Here are a few views of the show hanging at the Aldrich.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dreaming in Color

I am pleased to announce that my work was chosen for:

Dreaming in Color: A Worcester Windows Community Gallery Exhibition Worcester State University, Worcester, MA Curated by Bethany Strothers April 4-July 31, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

I spent the day drawing yesterday at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. Here I am in front of the James Esber "This is not a Portrait" exhibition. My drawing will be framed and added to the exhibition.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Artscope Magazine

Artscope Magazine published "Palmistry" in the March/ April 2011 issue, alongside a nice written preview of the "Women's Show" at Gallery in the Woods. It was also recently published in the Brattleboro Gallery Walk booklet Guide, Volume 10, number 3 March 2011.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New painting in progress

This is a new painting in progress. I am finding that something is different in my process. How I am thinking about painting has shifted. I am not even sure I can put it in words yet....but for example ....I used to think about (or not think just do)...light, line, shape, variegation, symmetry, and refinement.

Today it was rhythm, cadence, negative space to make the lines, painterly expression, and color placement.

I wonder!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Divinity Tree

I realized that there was one more image I hadn't posted yet that is currently being shown at Gallery in the Woods in Brattleboro, VT. A vision of this image came to me while visiting the studio of fellow artist Jim Doubleday in Pelham, MA while we were having one of our thought provoking conversations.
It was an image of a tree branches not up or down like roots and branches but one reaching across space (horizontally) constantly sprouting new branches and spreading out. I am still very interested in exploring this vision more in my work. Divinity Tree is a mixed media piece on paper. I used photography, Xerox transfers, Tea stains, and acrylic painting techniques.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Blog Header

Changes afoot!...I am working on updating my web presence. My blog has been my main interface for a while now with my website needing a serious update. This is step one....A new blog header. What do you think? Enjoy! and I will let you know when I figure out step two....(just kidding!) I will keep you updated. xo~Alicia

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Opening Reception @ Gallery in the Woods

I enjoy opening receptions for other artists as well as when they are for me and my work. The March 4th artist reception at Gallery in the Woods for the small group show I was invited to join was no exception. The "Women's Show" had a steady stream of art viewers, great conversation, positive feedback, and inspiring art! Thank you to all who came out! For those of you who couldn't make the opening the show will be up through March. Stop by if you are in the neighborhood. I am looking forward to showing more of the orb paintings in my newest series of work "Moments of Creation" at Gallery in the Woods later this year.
Inherent Divinity Series #7 : Hamsa, Eye of God
mixed media on paper. 2011
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