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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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DENNIS A. DEZMAIN left a comment for Resident Curator
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Resident Curator commented on Bob Adams's photo
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Mapleton finished

"Curator's Comments: I really like this new work, Mappleton (finished), you've recently posted.  The contrasting colors and high chroma palette invite the viewer into a beautifully abstracted landscape.  While it is…"
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Resident Curator liked Bob Adams's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Patricia Stuart's photo
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Comfort

"Curator’s Comments: To me, Comfort represents the best example of your distillation of form and ethnic patterning.  The painting’s space is quilt like, and while there is technically a horizon line two-thirds of the way down the…"
Mar 12
Resident Curator liked Patricia Stuart's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Stephen Walton's photo
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Stately Home

"Curator’s Comments: Stately Home is an intriguing image, in that the hyper-real color palette presents the mansion as slightly unreal.  The image has a distinctive Wes Anderson appearance- compulsively symmetrical with a contemporary…"
Mar 11
Resident Curator liked Dan McCormack's photo
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landing11

"Curator’s Comments: At first viewing, Landing 11 appears to be one of your more mundane images.  It lacks the gritty textures and eroded patinas found in your door series, and ghostly New Orleans monuments.  The central placement of…"
Mar 10
Resident Curator liked james cooper's photo
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Resident Curator liked Stephen Walton's photo
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Hoolio

"Curator’s Comments: This piece is enjoying popularity on the site today, despite being created back in 2011.  I believe when I discovered your drawings, a couple years after that, I called them “charming and faintly…"
Mar 9
Resident Curator liked Thom Jones's photo
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Resident Curator liked Jordan Mummer's photo
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Resident Curator liked Jacqueline Fitzgerald Ruiz's photo
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Layered Buffs VII (2010)

"Curator’s Comments: Layered Bluffs VII was created many year ago, but it’s refreshing to come upon it on the site.  The subtle fluctuations in color and value suggest a patina on the surface of what looks like a skin of bleached…"
Mar 6
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Rabbit Reboot

"Thank you Dennis! I really enjoyed hearing what you saw in this painting.  It is part of a small series of animal zodiac works- this one is one of the more abstract in the group.  I have been fascinated with rabbits for some time, as they…"
Mar 2

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At 9:29am on March 18, 2019, DENNIS A. DEZMAIN said…

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

 
 
 

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