Thursday, June 23, 2011

NY Studio Visits with Meghan Petras and Nick van Woert

While we were up in NY for Out Of Practice, we got to visit a couple studios, including Meghan Petras and Nick van Woert.
Petras, who works in her home-studio, makes her pieces on un-stretched canvas and stretches the compositions after they're painted. In some, she's cut up and re-sewn the canvas, creating seems and disjointed marks.

cut and re-sewn piece
Meghan also makes ceramics (above) and rugs, which I did not photograph, but they're awesome!

Petras' boyfriend, Ivin Ballen's fiberglass speaker / sculptures

an un-stretched new piece

Nick van Woert's new studio, with Spanish church sculptures (above)

I am pretty sure he said those things on the table used to be the Unabombers from the recent crime auction...

Seth looking at one of Nick's sculptures

teeny busts.

Installation Photos from "Out of Practice" @ Art Blog Art Blog