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Kristen T Woodward - Artists2artists Resident Curator

Welcome to my page. My name is Kristen T Woodward, and I am the official resident curator for Artists2artists. Please view my short bio below:

A Professor of Art at Albright College in Reading, PA, I have exhibited my mixed media paintings and drawings in over 150 venues since 1990.  I currently teach introductory through advanced levels of undergraduate printmaking & painting, including oil and water media, and encaustic. I also team teach interdisciplinary courses on Latin American graphic art, and gender and the visual arts.

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Resident Curator commented on Michael Vannozzi's photo
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Psychedelic-Waterfall

"Curator’s Comments:  I can’t stop looking at this piece! Psychedelic-Waterfall is truly hypnotic in its use of saturated, high chroma colors.  The figure-ground relationship also confounds the viewer, with little to no area of…"
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Resident Curator commented on Angelina Whittaker Cook's photo
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Play on colour

"Curator’s Comments:    Play on Color is a compelling encaustic work. It came up in a random search, but I believe I commented on your unusual transfer process some time ago in reference to another piece that shows evidence of…"
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Resident Curator liked Angelina Whittaker Cook's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Musto M. Yildirim's photo
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Water earth Air Fire V

"Curator’s Comments:    Water Earth Air Fire V came up randomly on the site today, and I was quickly drawn into the sea of tiny light beads against its dark field, suggestive of a concentrated astrological configuration.  The…"
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Resident Curator liked Musto M. Yildirim's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Steve Wedan's photo
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Dave T

"Curator’s Comments:  I just came across these superb realistic life drawings, and must admit I am most drawn to what I believe is your self-portrait Dave T, even among all of the heavily muscled human specimens.  There is a candid…"
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Resident Curator liked Steve Wedan's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Emilio Lovisa's photo
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Cul de Sac of Life

"Curator’s Comments:  Coming across Cul de Sac of Life once again, I maintain these are some of the most elegant and poignant works I have seen on the site.  The physical erosion of material objects moves past ones enjoyment of the…"
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Resident Curator liked Emilio Lovisa's photo
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Resident Curator liked Michael Vannozzi's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Ruby Rodell's photo
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self portrait

"Curator’s Comments:    I appreciate these classically orchestrated figure paintings, as there appears to be an underlying Cezanne-like concern for structural geometry.  This self-portrait is no exception, with the rectilinear…"
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Resident Curator liked Ruby Rodell's photo
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Resident Curator commented on John Hodgson's photo
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The Mechanist

"Curator’s Comments:  I came upon your mysterious painting The Mechanist this morning, and am drawn into the ominous narrative.  While the gas-masked figures could possibly be viewed as playful in a comical exaggeration of life, I…"
Jan 10
Resident Curator commented on David Rockwell's photo
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Phyllotaxis

"Curator’s Comments:  There are interesting new works that incorporate 3-d printing.  The active surfaces have a strong sense of order in their repetition. I’m most attracted to the organic formations in Phyllotaxis among…"
Jan 8
Resident Curator liked David Rockwell's photo
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At 11:13am on August 31, 2017, Wendy James said…

Many thanks for your kind review of The Greedy.  I am immersed in the very slow process of understanding this complicated poem Commedia, looking at the distant past, how it relates to the alarming present and the personal.  In these my late years it would be amusing to eventually arrive at Paradiso.  The Greedy, as I recall, is commenting on materialism.

At 8:18pm on September 22, 2016, Wendy James said…

Dear Kristen

I liked your suggestion about the Red Queen/White Queen possibly being a split personality.  Perhaps on some level I am expressing that.  However the real reason is not as interesting..perhaps.  "Alice though the Looking Glass" has always been a favorite of mine, very quotable with interesting insights.  The most interesting, to me, is when she is on a hill and looks over the fields, woods and streams below.  She exclaims "why it is a huge game of chess being played over the whole world" (something like that").  I think "yes indeed".  So the painting is based on a chess board but I wanted to break it down and not make it so rigid.  I tried to figure out, more or less how the moves might work out, for example the knight has moved from his starting spot to forth spot from the left second row down.  The whole piece could be savagely taken apart if one is a chess player.  Different images play the queen, king etc, the pawns remain the same.  That is where the fun was for me.

Come to think of it I have not really answered your question. Of course in chess they are in opposition but perhaps they also can represent the split personality. 

It may need further work.

Wendy

At 7:27pm on September 21, 2016, Wendy James said…

Many thanks for your kind review of White Queen/Red Queen.  It is very interesting to read a review of a work and consider ideas that I had not previously thought of.

Wendy James  

At 6:29am on May 4, 2016, B a r b a r a Schneider said…

Dear Resident Curator, Kristen T Woodward: 

Thank you for your interest & review!

At 6:38pm on February 17, 2016, Renuka Pillai said…

Sorry about that, certainly miss your excellent comment.

At 1:12am on November 27, 2015, Candace Doub said…

Thanks, again, for your complimentary review of "Harnessing the Wind". It was so kind of you to bring my art to the attention of others. I am so appreciative!

At 3:50pm on December 2, 2014, Edward A Kingsbury III said…
Thank you! For the great review!
At 11:13am on October 31, 2014, mike giese said…

Thanks for the great comments on the slugger, really insightful !!!! 

At 12:07pm on September 9, 2014, Stef Duffy said…

Great Work.....:) Stef

At 6:29pm on July 20, 2014, kathy cantwell said…
Thanks for the great review!
 
 
 

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