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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 Sean McCann's photo
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Glendun

"Curator’s Comments:   I was enticed into the landscape entitled Glendun, enjoying the visual tumble of the yellow-green grassy plane into the shallow creek.  I also appreciate the color temperature shift between the warm brown rocks…"
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Resident Curator liked Ann Simms's photo
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Resident Curator liked Sean McCann's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Laurel Sternberg's photo
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Feel It

"Curator’s Comments:    I came across this piece randomly today, and should have immediately associated it with your other figurative paintings that employ ornate, and often ethnically patterned settings.  But the solid black…"
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Resident Curator liked Laurel Sternberg's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Brian McCormack's photo
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Abstract paintings and drawings

"Curator’s Comments:    This painterly portrait has a mysterious mood if not a dark energy, in that the eyes read as blackish holes among densely crisscrossed hatched lines.  I interpret the dark shape between the eye sockets as…"
Oct 16
Resident Curator commented on John T Adams's photo
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AAP1

"Curator’s Comments:    While the landscapes with the blackish sky and pristine white ground arguably present a more transformative landscape, I’m particularly drawn to this picture.  The value reversal in the rust-brown…"
Oct 14
Resident Curator liked John T Adams's photo
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Resident Curator liked Brian McCormack's photo
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Resident Curator commented on cate johnson's photo
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Mountain Fog

"Curator’s Comments:  Mountain Fog in an intriguing piece in its contrast between decorative/compartmentalized design and open pictorial landscape. The unique handling of the media in the bottom of the painting asserts a decorative…"
Oct 12
Resident Curator liked cate johnson's photo
Oct 12
Resident Curator commented on Chelle Brantley's photo
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Mother Earth

"Curator’s Comments:    While the image of an expectant Mother Earth is not all that uncommon, this version is quite satisfying.  The warm sepia tones in the smoothly modeled chairoscuro is a pleasing juxtaposition to the fertile…"
Oct 10
Resident Curator liked Chelle Brantley's photo
Oct 9
Resident Curator commented on R. Huiskens's photo
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Hornet Moth No. 2

"Curator’s Comments:    This Hornet Moth (No. 2) painting shows a pleasing interplay between compartmentalized, decorative space and realism.  I can see the Chuck Close inspiration, and appreciate your “energetic…"
Oct 7
Resident Curator liked R. Huiskens's photo
Oct 7
Resident Curator commented on David M. Bender's photo
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Ridgid

"Curator’s Comments:   The irony of Ridgid (Rigid?) of course is in the surprising gelatinous quality of the golden rubber casting.  The switch of hard versus soft materials calls to mind the exquisitely surreal Meret Oppenheim, as…"
Oct 6

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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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