2017 National Prize Show – Stephanie Todhunter

Screen Shot 2017-05-12 at 10.01.23 AM

I’m also super excited to have been accepted into the Cambridge Art Associations 2017 National Prize Show!  The reception is this Thursday from 6-8pm at both the Kathryn Schultz Gallery and the University Place Gallery, both in Cambridge.  I will be at one of those locations – I’ll post which one once I find out where my piece will be hanging. -Stephanie

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Trish (totally digital)

22×29

glass backprinted photo, mixed media

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Stephanie Todhunter “lost girls” solo show

lost girls

Stephanie Todhunter

Thursday May 18 – Saturday June 10

Reception: Saturday, May 20th, 6-9pm

The Front Space

1 Front Street, Rollinsford, NH 03869

(Rollinsford, NH) The Front Space is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works on canvas and glass by Stephanie Todhunter. Neon pinks, blues and yellows; lace-like patterns, stickers, metallic leaf, wax, ripped paper and sharpies embellish a band of lost girls. Through these deeply mysterious mixed media works, Todhunter remarks on the unique “latchkey kid” experience with sensitivity.

In lost girls, Todhunter explores the predominant dichotomies of identity among “generation x” children; described as one of the least nurtured generations in recent U.S. History. Otherwise known as “latchkey kids”, the youth of this generation grew up in the late 70s and early 80s, and were both self reliant, and subject to the vagaries of the adults around them. With Todhunter’s dynamic and layered approach to portraiture, she simultaneously addresses individuality and homogeneity; invisibility and vulnerability.

Todhunter’s interdisciplinary process begins with sculpture, proceeds to macro- photography, and then collage. The blurred features of her plaster subjects reference the ethereality of a transient youth, while her purposeful choices regarding color, name, and background setting, acknowledge each child’s individuality. Through the processes of covering and deconstructing, Todhunter defines her subjects, shields them, and gives them voice. The resulting portraits shimmer and sink in their definition of a generation; they are as playful as they are disquieting.

BIO: Stephanie Todhunter grew up in the 1970s Midwest, and was moved from small town to small town by her single working mother. Immediacy and experimentation are essential to her multidisciplinary practice. Stephanie’s work has been included in group exhibitions and featured in solo shows across New England, and is held in private collections around the world. Most recently, Stephanie was awarded the 2017 Artist of the Year by the Cambridge Art Association, and her work was the front-cover feature of the March/April 2017 issue of Artscope. She is currently based in Boston.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

left: Queen Beth (disassembled/assembled), collage, spray paint, gold leaf, wax, 36”x48”, 2016.

The Front Space is a flexible contemporary art space, dedicated to sharing fresh ideas that push the boundaries of media and expression. We serve our local Seacoast communities and beyond. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

 

 

 

The Front Space

1 Front Street, Rollinsford, NH 03869

Hours: Th/Fri 2-7pm & Sat 12-6pm

contact@thefrontspace.com

www.thefrontspace.com

EXHIBITION PRESS RELEASE, MAY 2017

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Demonstrations at Jerome Street Studios this weekend:

In conjunction with both West Medford Open Studios and ArtWeek Boston, Jerome Street Studios will be hosting several demonstrations over the weekend:

Fire and Ink

Saturday 2:30-3pm

Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 6.59.37 AMDo you like to set things on fire? Are you attracted to bright and shiny things? Are you artistic? Go beyond traditional painting. Use alcohol inks and fire to create artworks that defy description. Will your painting crackle like alligator skin? Or will the inks burn smoothly off in wavelike patterns?

Learn how to use alcohol inks and fire to create vibrant one-of-a-kind paintings. Alcohol based inks are dye-based, transparent, highly saturated,fast-drying, fade-resistant and can be used on any hard surface, including glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, stone and clay. Stephanie Todhunter will demonstrate how to use alcohol ink, denatured alcohol, clayboard and fire safely to create colorful abstract works.

Fire and Ink will be located in the backyard of Jerome Street Studios, a small cooperatively run art studio space in West Medford.  This demonstration is a part of the ongoing West Medford Open Studios, a two day event located in West Medford, MA.

Design. Shape. Create.

Saturday 3:30-4pm

Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 7.00.16 AM

Learn how to design and shape wax to create beautiful silver and gold cast jewelry. Join Sheila Corkery at Jerome Street Studios for a lively demonstration on the fun and surprisingly simple art of carving and melting wax into unique and organic shapes to form rings, pendants, charms and more.

 

 

Culinary Demo

Sunday 1:00-1:30pm

IMG_4084

Join Tanya Howard in a spring oriented culinary demonstration.  Afterwards you can eat the examples!

Words Into Wax

Sunday 2:00-3:00pm

Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 7.03.07 AM

 

Learn some simple techniques to transfer written work onto encaustic media using modern technology. This is a demonstration designed for artist-poets to be able to include a hand-written look in their pieces. It can also be used for text and drawings. Additionally, learn about the art of encaustic painting via video clip and talk with the artist, Darcy Schultz.

 

 

Rules4LittleBoys

Saturday and Sunday noon-5pm

Screen Shot 2017-04-22 at 12.20.56 PMHaving participated in past WMOS events as a writer and a photographer, this year Ted Adams will reveal a newly conceived outdoor installation based on a photography series he has been growing for nearly a decade, “Rules for Little Boys.”

The series explores American society through the encounters of a boy thwarted by posted restrictions. The rules are either a daily illustration of the nanny state or a defensive marker of how litigious our society has become. They act as both appropriate cautions for little boys and ridiculous restrictions on adults who possess the judgment of little boys.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

West Medford Open Studios

facebookad2

WEST MEDFORD OPEN STUDIOS

SATURDAY APRIL 29 AND SUNDAY APRIL 30, NOON TO FIVE

@Jerome Street Studios

128 Jerome Street Medford MA

West Medford Open Studios is only one week away!  We invite you to visit Jerome Street Studios during the weekend.  In addition to our regular artists: Tanya Howard, Earl Howard, Sheila Corkery and Stephanie Todhunter,  we will also be hosting four visiting artists: Ted Adams, Hilary Tait Norod, Darcy Schultz and Andrea Brown.

Artist website links

Screen Shot 2017-04-22 at 12.13.30 PM

Tanya Howard

earlspots

Earl Howard

Screen Shot 2017-04-22 at 12.18.17 PM

Sheila Corkery

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Stephanie Todhunter

Screen Shot 2017-04-22 at 12.20.56 PM

Ted Adams

Norod_Falling

Hilary Tait Norod

Screen Shot 2017-04-22 at 12.24.19 PM

Darcy Schultz

Screen Shot 2017-04-22 at 12.27.07 PM

Andrea Brown

Event links

West Medford Open Studios

West Medford Open Studios Facebook Page

Jerome Street Studios Facebook Page

Artweek Boston

Ink&Fire Painting Demo

Design.Shape.Create. Demo

Culinary Demo

Words into Wax Demo

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hilary Tait Norod: Guest Artist at JSS during West Medford Open Studios

Hilary is coming back to JSS for Open Studios weekend!  Please stop by to see what she has been working on in her new private studio space in Medford.

Norod having grown up on the South Shore of Boston was surrounded by a creative family, succeeding generations of Artists.

Norod graduated Skidmore College with a BS in Studio Art, in 2009 she was the recipient of the Jesse Soloman Award. Current representation includes Webster Company in Boston and Gallery ZG04 in Los Angeles. Norod has shown at Gallery 315 in New York, The Distillery Gallery in Boston, and The Warwick Museum in Rhode Island. Most recently Norod has been awarded the Presidential Scholarship for Lesley University where she will be receiving her Master’s in Fine Art 2018.

“My work forges a visual language filled with iconic, recognizable imagery, such as the bed and other interior settings, matched with forced perspective and a bold color palette. Psychology is a driving force for my work. This series explores the discovery of self and identity of how we form our closest relationships in life. Finding myself aware of my authentic feelings becomes an inner dialogue in my home. The combination of these objects with an exterior ambiguity and a forced perspective initiates a thoughtful examination of the interior spaces of the mind.”

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tanya the Homestyle Gourmet: demo video

Tanya Howard has created several “how to” videos demonstrating basic cooking techniques.  In this video she teaches two of her cooking students (such handsome young men) how to make delicious homestyle waffles.  Tanya will be leading another demo during West Medford Open Studios in our gallery kitchen…

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Earl Howard: welcome our newest JSS Artist

Earl Howard has been working hard over the last couple of months getting ready for West Medford Open Studios.  Earl’s studio is on Jerome Street Studio’s second floor – but he will be showing his work out of his house around the corner during WMOS.  Those who are familiar with Earl’s work are already fighting over the first couple of batches coming out of his kiln 🙂

earlspots

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment