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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 Eileen Kennedy's photo
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Washington Square

"Curator’s Comment:   These works keep getting better with longer viewing.  Washington Square in particular offers a complex narrative, combing elements of fantasy with classical figural representation.  Again, I admire the…"
13 hours ago
Resident Curator commented on Janos Korodi's photo
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03_axonomirror1

"Curator’s Comment: The broken, cubistic color work in this piece transforms reflective architectural surfaces into a wonderful abstract pattern of expressive color blocking. The tectonic relationships between rectilinear planes offers a…"
yesterday
Resident Curator commented on Josef Jobst's photo
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Incoherence

"Curator’s Comment:   Welcome to the site!  The work Incoherence is a fresh and bold geometric abstraction.  I enjoy the counterbalance of the complementary hues; the green wall with red edging and the vertical orange rectangular…"
yesterday
Resident Curator commented on Jaymie Metz's photo
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Through a Haze Of Smoke Tryptic

"Curator’s Comment: Welcome to the site! I enjoy both triptychs you’ve posted, particularly the amount of depth and atmosphere you were able to achieve in the limited palette of Through a Haze of Smoke. The reverse glass technique nicely…"
Saturday
Resident Curator liked Jaymie Metz's photo
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Resident Curator liked Josef Jobst's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Laura Tolley Brown's photo
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image

"Curator’s Comment:   This is a curious, almost startling image. When viewed in the context of your other skull sculptures and sculpturally related mask forms I feel it goes beyond presentation of a three-dimensional work and creates a…"
Jan 12
Resident Curator liked Laura Tolley Brown's photo
Jan 12
Resident Curator liked Janos Korodi's photo
Jan 10
Resident Curator liked Janos Korodi's photo
Jan 10
Resident Curator commented on Susan Biebuyck's photo
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"Put a Pin in it"

"Curator’s Comment: Disclaimer: Susan is a respected artist and gallery director in my region, and a friend. I’m happy to see this new piece shared on the site! It seems somewhat atypical of the paintings I usually associate with you both…"
Jan 7
Resident Curator liked Susan Biebuyck's photo
Jan 5
Resident Curator commented on David Mason's photo
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artur, 18"x24"

"Curator’s Comment: Artur is a wonderful portrait merging what appears to be the sacred with the ordinary. The metallic silver leaf in the otherwise commonplace landscape creates a jarring contrast. The blue trees somewhat serve to associate…"
Jan 4
Resident Curator commented on Tricia Massey's photo
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Close-Up

"Curator’s Comment: Close-up is a mild and sympathetic image that invites viewing intimacy. The charcoal powder nicely accentuates the visible weave of the paper’s surface. But only when viewing the adjacent works in the series did I…"
Jan 3
Resident Curator liked Tanya Vanessa Foster's photo
Jan 3
Resident Curator commented on Michael Steven Nicolaou's photo
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Winter Invasion

"Curator’s Comment:   The short description you have accompanying this new painting made me laugh!  But the merger of clouds and teeth are in my mind exactly what sets this surreal piece apart.  The distinctive fusion of…"
Jan 2

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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!
At 10:07pm on June 13, 2014, bronislava slagle said…

Thank you for noticing my work and sharing it with the world. Your hard work is strongly appreciated.

BS

 
 
 

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