Thursday, October 11, 2012

Suzy 'Pal' Powell's Witty Art

This next CFAI Visual Magazine will have a critique of my work in it by an Art Critic from NY, Hall Groat II. Here is what he said about my work. It was a pretty short critique.  The critiques he has done of other artists were lengthy, so I was sort of shocked when mine was just a paragraph! Not that I wanted a long one, it just wasn't what I was expecting! He picked out his favorite of my collages, and I wouldn't have thought he would choose the patriotic clown! Plus add Witty as a description of my work. I looked the word 'witty' up and it said humorous or clever. I would like to think that maybe my work would create a smile or be clever!
Thanks Mr. Groat, I appreciate your taking the time to check out my art!
When you have time, you can check it out.     Suzy Pal Witty art  

Or read it below:

Suzy Pal Powell’s Witty Art

Suzy Pal Powell’s Witty Art
By Hall Groat II
Texas-based artist, Suzy Powell strikes the eyes and seduces the minds of viewers through her colorful contemporary pop culture watercolors and mixed-media collages. Her bold, luminous work has a larger than life, iconic quality to it. The geometry in of itself is as interesting as the epic images she depicts. One of my favorite pieces is a 12×16 inch torn paper collage, entitled Patriotic Clown.
This highly inventive, satirical piece is quite apropos as we approach the November 2012 election here in the United States. Yes, indeed, politics is certainly like a circus this day and age—what’s the next act?
Ms. Powell’s torn paper collages evoke the sociopolitical wit of Bearden in a huge way.
I’ve always been fan of Romare Bearden’s collages from the early 20th century Harlem Renaissance, which was a cultural movement that took place during the 1920’s and 1930’s in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.
If you ever travel through Suzy Powell’s neck of the woods in Texas be certain to check out her
witty art.
Patriotic Clown, torn paper collage, 12×16

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Demo in Clovis NM

 I was invited to Pintores Art League in Clovis NM to demo and bring some of my art.  I had already started the zebra, but continued to work on it, so they could see the technique. I took some of the   collages  with the phone book pages, and gouache along with some watercolors. They were a friendly bunch and very attentive. It is always fun to get to go share with fellow artists!

At the Fair

I was acceptd into the New Mexico watercolor society show again this year. It will be in Las Cruces NM instead of Albuquerque NM The theme ...