ReGeneration Open Call- deadline August 31st

Posted: July 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: curating, neighborhood, residency, summer, to do, works in progress | No Comments »

Regeneration has an embedded notion of loss. Loss of limb, loss of life, loss of deadweight.

What is Regeneration? How does my practice manifest the concept? How does our cultural imagination understand regenerative processes? What about this is personal, political, scientific, magical, etc.?

In this residency, we will be considering the work of rebuilding our artistic practice as we reconstruct ourselves having lost something. Many of us have experienced loss in our community, in our perception of safety, in political decency, and in our personal economics as independent creators. With ReGeneration, we seek to recombine our efforts, to tackle our own challenges, and meet them with powerful force.

We invite you to participate in a residency program engaged in discussion about your work, our cultural climate, the history of art, social change, and beneficial economies. Weekly discussions will address issues related to regeneration (and rejuvenation, reclamation, refinancing; etc.,) as they relate to art practice. Each participant is encouraged to bring as much as possible to the group, including readings; artistic, social and political heroes; marketplace concepts, foolish ideas; etc.

Beginning September 30th through November 4th, accepted applicants will meet every Sunday as a group at ArtVale Gallery to discuss the current social issues and topics brought forth by participant projects. All accepted applicants must commit to all six Sunday meetings where we will participate in group discussions and critically review the works-in-progress (see schedule below). At the end of the program, there will be a group exhibition at ArtVale, final date to be determined. Read the rest of this entry »


Houses and Home

Posted: July 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: daily sketches, drawings, family, gouache, neighborhood | No Comments »

My Grandmother’s House in Houston, TX

I have been painting small gouache paintings of houses. I was inspired by bold exterior paint and respective color theory in my neighborhood. I love the way that gouache has an almost sculptural quality- I think it helps in making strong lines and in building window trims and sash. I am sharing these online as a submission for Illustoria‘s open call for work related to Home for an upcoming issue. All are available for spot art/standalone.
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Animation Sketch

Posted: January 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: aspirations, daily sketches, watercolor, works in progress | No Comments »

I was recently in Japan and had the inspiring experience of visiting the Ghibli Museum which is Hayao Miyazaki’s animation studio’s museum. I’ve always loved animation and have returned to a renewed interest in illustrating moving pictures. I watched this dog a few years ago jumping through the grass at Lake Merritt in Oakland and kept the material to see if I could make a little video like this to share. It’s taken me that long to gather the skills and enthusiasm to make this mp4. I’m happy with this little sketch- looking forward to pursuing this direction in craft.


New Watercolor Art Socials

Posted: July 20th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: daily sketches, drawings, summer, watercolor, works in progress | No Comments »

  

I’m hosting watercolor art socials this summer out of my house in Oakland. It’s a great opportunity to check out my new project. Through august, the following art socials will be in a home setting. I provide light refreshments, and you can feel free to bring a bottle or two of any wine or beverage preference you and your buds will like. These classes are for adults only and since it is my home, I am limiting the class size at eight people maximum. Please invite your friends and make it a night/afternoon out!


A Whale Gif!

Posted: December 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: aspirations, daily sketches, drawings, works in progress | No Comments »

Moby

Here is a .gif I made in a digital illustration class I took over the fall. It came after designing a book cover for Moby Dick as one of the early assignments. Look out, Pequod!


New Instagram

Posted: November 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: daily sketches, drawings, watercolor, works in progress | No Comments »

Working on a pattern print. #illustration #watercolor #sketches #workinprogress

A photo posted by Mary Jeys (@maryjosephinejeys) on

I created a new instagram to feature my doodles and designs. Happy to be back to drawing and painting regularly.


Atrium Podcast at 5559 Greenridge

Posted: March 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: neighborhood, radio, suburbs, works in progress | No Comments »

routerandUSB

A short-length audio file for your dogwalk, your daily exercise, your short commute. Topics include local wildlife sightings, neighborhood legends I’ve heard, field recordings and more. The show is a weekly 10-30 minute audio show with neighborhood news/updates; segments on local legends/lore; field recordings; and personal musings about wildlife, history, technology, and the ways that we do and don’t communicate with the people closest to us. The podcast will be available exclusively within the neighborhood through September 2016. A compilation for broader interest will be available in the fall.
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Robertson Family Holiday Card

Posted: December 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: californiasunshadows, family, neighborhood, suburbs | No Comments »

A set of 50 + holiday cards produced for The Robertson Family for the 2015-16 holiday season.

Each work is a unique individual work of art- a cyanotype capturing a shadow/blocking the UV rays that will expose the paper to a resulting photograph. Materials were prepared in advance of a live workshop/activity at The Robertson’s home in Terra Linda. The workshop took place on a partly cloudy weekend day and we produced images using the sun’s ultraviolet light.

The Robertsons were an ideal family to produce the workshop and materials for since they also live in an Eichler home similar to the home these works were inspired by (mine). These sunprint works are a direct reaction to the strength of the California sun and finding a way to capture the strength of its shadows. The sun as a force in my experience in California is heightened by my experience in the Eichler home which features large picture windows as walls in a conceptual experience of indoor outdoor living space.

California Sunshadow Holiday Cards on Tray
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Works in Progress

Posted: June 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: drawings, family, neighborhood, radio, suburbs, works in progress | No Comments »

Two projects in the works.

frankjeysradiotechnician
Family Oral History, vintage radio technology/metaphysical project.

Eichler 4
Suburbanity and Garages, community investigation project.


Buy Zapatista Coffee with Brooklyn Torches

Posted: February 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: money, neighborhood, Updates | No Comments »

We revived the Brooklyn Torch Trade Store at Proteus Gowanus on February 21st. As part of their current exhibition on Labor in their series on Commerce, the Brooklyn Torch Project has been invited to tender a medium of exchange for the Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op, selling Autonomous Zapatista Coffee in the gallery.
Torch Trade at Proteus Gowanus

The Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op is a project developed by Fran Ilich that offers organic coffee sourced locally in Chiapas, Mexico from Zapatista autonomous farms. Its goal is to connect social movements and geographical regions – Chiapas and New York City – and to create a horizontal financial flow between social movements.