Sunday, December 29, 2013

Form and Content at Hampden Gallery

Source Stream 1 and 2, mixed media paintings
by Alicia Hunsicker, 2014
Form and Content
curated by Jennifer Tibbetts

Hampden Gallery
January 26th - February 14th

Opening Reception: Sunday, January, 26, 2013 - 2 to 4 pm.

Artists: Eileen Claveloux, Joyce Conlon, Karen Evans, Deborah Garner, Barbara Haddan, Alicia Hunsicker, Karen Loomis, Joyce Miller, Susan Montgomery, Jenny Tibbetts, Chris Lamb Toubeau

Form and content are considered distinct aspects of a work of art. Form refers to the work's style, techniques and media, and how design elements are used. Content refers to what a work of art is about. In this exhibition that features paintings, drawings, and sculpture by the artists who comprise Hampden Gallery’s monthly critique group – form and content battle each other for supremacy.

Hampden Gallery
131 Southwest Circle
Amherst, MA 01003

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Xerox Transfer Workshop at Alicia's Leyden Studio

Back by popular demand and held in an intimate studio setting!

Alicia Hunsicker Xerox
work in progress
Xerox Transfer Workshop 
Available for 6 participants

Date: Sunday, Jan. 12th, 2014
(Snow date: Sunday, Jan. 19th)
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Place: 40 Glen Rd. Leyden, MA
Cost: $50.
All Materials are included.

I provide a number of prepared surfaces that will be available to experiment on. (9”x12” heavy weight paper, and 4”x4” canvas)

Participants should bring several freshly made black and white xerox images to play with. Copies made from an office copier within 24 hours before work best. (computer printers do not work well) Xerox copies should be no bigger than 8.5 x 11”

In an intimate setting at my personal studio, I will teach workshop participants  about variety of xerox transfer processes and the different ways they can be applied in creating paintings or other kinds of art. I will demonstrate the process I use in creating my work. Participants will then be walked through the process as they create their own. Participants will leave with at least one xerox transfer work of art on heavy archival paper, a materials list and written directions for future projects. This workshop will last approx 3 hours.

Topics covered Include:
How to use digital technology to create an image.
Materials and multiple usage explanation.
How to apply the xerox onto a variety of surfaces including large scale xerox.
How to seal the image and layer for use as a painting.
Painting techniques in acrylic and oil for use with the xerox transfer method.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

December Studio Update

new work in progress
Alicia Hunsicker, 2013/14
As we enter the holiday season and the new year I find myself re-evaluating the direction of my work. Lots of internal shifts are happening now and time is passing by so fast!
I am not surprised that my painting pace has been slow....though I am loving the new work that is starting to emerge!

I do have a few new pieces almost finished and they will be debuting at an exhibition held at Hampden Gallery, on the UMass, Amherst Campus this January, details to be announced soon.

The Xerox transfer workshops have been going great! I have been hired recently by two different colleges to present at private events and other public dates are in the works. There is even a possibility that a local cultural council might fund a workshop next year.

I did not receive any of the grants I applied for to help fund my lofty ideas and new work.  I am actually quite relieved because my painting pace has been relaxed and my proposals were quite challenging.  I am ok with this as other exciting projects and shows have filled in for next year which will also be just as challenging  but in a different way.  There is even a strong possibility that I will be showing in NYC for the first time.

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season! xo~Alicia

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