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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 José Manuel Solares's photo
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Garzas sobre el mar.

"Curator’s Comments:   These herons on the sea (Garzas sobre el mar) create an elegant, fluid sculptural relief.  While your accompanying statement suggests the piece was inspired by an older Japanese motif, the translation in the…"
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Resident Curator liked José Manuel Solares's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Tania Guerrera's photo
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FactsOverPoliticsCustomJacket

"Curator’s Comments:   Welcome to the site!  I enjoy viewing your ‘facts over politics’ works that span artistic and iconic Afro-centric subjects.  The portrait of Basquiat is particularly effective in combining…"
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Resident Curator liked Tania Guerrera's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Chad Schuety's photo
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Lemur in the Lion's den

"Curator’s Comments:   Lemur in the Lion’s Den is an apt metaphorical image for nervous anxiety! I like what you’re doing with this mixed media/photographic series. I especially appreciate the formal relationship between the…"
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Resident Curator commented on Tamal Sen Sharma's photo
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Untitled

"Curator’s Comments:   This untitled piece has a dynamic equilibrium between splattered/gestural marks and graphic black contrast.  I enjoy the uneven distribution of visual weight from left to right in the composition, as the lighter…"
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Resident Curator liked Tamal Sen Sharma's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Nina Luna's photo
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mystical empress large CC

"Curator’s Comments:   Mystical Empress (Large cc)  is a suggestive and intriguing image, but I’m uncertain if I’m viewing the photographic documentation of a sculptural object or a fully digital two-dimensional…"
Apr 17
Resident Curator liked Nina Luna's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Beatriz Glez Sa's photo
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©BeatrizGlezSa5IPSEITY

"Thank you so much for responding, and engaging in more dialog about this evocative series. While you initially provided a good deal of insight into your ideas for the work, and expand on that further below, the images maintains a good bit of…"
Apr 14
Resident Curator commented on Cristal Baldwin's photo
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Christmas Bows

"Curator’s Comments:   Christmas Bows at first appears to be a rather straight forward academic drawing.  But the repetitive nature of the subject matter and tight rendition of the forms provides an intriguing patterned…"
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Resident Curator liked Cristal Baldwin's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Beatriz Glez Sa's photo
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"Curator’s Comment:   These underwater figures are gorgeously suspended in their aquatic world- I’m drawn to Nacimiento Venus as she floats between reality and the subconsciously submerged; art history and contemporary culture. …"
Apr 12
Resident Curator commented on BURTON H FREEMAN's photo
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THE OBSERVER

"Curator’s Comment:   The clean lines of The Observer brought my attention to the piece, while the intersecting lines and flat color planes hold my attention. The image seems especially suited to silk screen printing, as the graphic…"
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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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