Author: Eleanor Harwood

Leora Lutz Essay – Coded, Recent Weavings by Kira Dominguez Hultgren

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Coded, Recent Weavings by Kira Dominguez Hultgren

Eleanor Harwood Gallery welcomes San Francisco based art writer Leora Lutz for an Critic in Residence project on Saturdays June 9 and June 16 from 11 am to 5pm.

Leora Lutz has written an essay to coincide with our current solo exhibition, Wingspan by Kira Dominguez Hultgren. The essay prompts readers to assess weaving as a kind of code – akin to language and in conversation with various forms of technology. Visitors may come at any time during the above listed hours to see the work and dig deeper into Dominguez Hultgren’s materials and methods, or for conversation about art and life. Lutz looks forward to engaging with you and the art, and rethinking the roles of art galleries, educators and critics.

Lutz has been writing about art since 2005, and most extensively since 2012 for numerous online and print publications including SFAQ, Art Practical, artltd., Surface Design Journal, Elephant and Art News. She is the founder of Glossary Magazine (nontraditional art reviews) and its imprint Glossary Syndicate, a publisher of workbooks for writers, thinkers and dreamers.

Kirk Maxson – Playing Wingman for Victoria’s Secret

Kirk Maxson was recently interviewed by Fashion Magazine about his work with Victoria Secret.

For the 2017 Victoria’s Secret show in Shanghai, there were 55 models from 20 different countries participating in the biggest catwalk the lingerie company has produced in its 22-year show history. There were 88 looks and 38 sets of wings, including the five created by Maxson. 

Read the full article here

Kirk Maxson – In the Garden, Shelburne Museum

Kirk Maxson’s remarkable work with foliage and flowers is apart of Shelburne Museum’s exhibition ‘In the Garden’. His piece, Gwen, is an homage to the late LGBTQ Gwen Amber Rose Araujo who was killed for being transgender.

“Eighty percent of Earth’s plants produce eye-catching, fragrant flowers to attract insects, which in turn act as pollinators. Over the course of millennia, these symbiotic relationships have resulted in the evolution of an endless array of colors and shapes of both flowers and insects. Featuring fine art, textiles, jewelry, and the bodies of actual insects, this exhibition explores the various ways flowers and bugs have captivated artists’ imaginations over the last five centuries.”

Read more about the exhibition and how to visit here:


Tiffanie Turner ‘A Botanical Sculptor Seizing Floral Moments’

Dynasty Infight Magazine of China Airlines recently reviewed Tiffanie Turner and her practice.

“Paper is the preferred medium for American artist Tiffanie Turner, with these, she sculpts her vision of paradise, adding small pieces of paper over and over to form large and small blossoms. In doing so, she creates her personal floral vocabulary.”

Read the full article here Tiffanie Turner for Dynasty Magazine


Dana Hemenway ‘My Art Collection As My Children | Larry’s List’

Christina H. Kang, a collector of Dana Hemenway’s work, has shared with Larry’s List how her art education and multicultural background has influenced her perception in art, as well as how she would feel bad to keep her “children” in storage.

Read the full article here:

Erik Parra ‘Liquitex Research Residency Studio Visit: Review As Dialogue” by Leora Lutz

Glossary recently met with San Francisco based artist Erik Parra at his Minnesota Street Project (MSP) studio. Parra is one of four artists recently awarded a residency at MSP, sponsored by Liquitex, as part of their Research Residency Program. The program coincides with the July 2017 release of their Cadmium-free heavy body paints. The award included a studio space for three months and hundreds of dollars’ worth of Liquitex product for the artists to use

Read more about his process and more about his studio in the full interview by Leora Lutz here:


Alexis Anne Mackenzie ‘In The Make’

Alexis Anne Mackenzie’s collages are a meditation on the world and the duality of nature. The unifying theme in her work is the natural life cycle of things, ranging from plants and animals to objects, emotions, and relationships. She also addresses the duality of things: beauty and grotesque, lightness and darkness, etc. All of these things rely on one another to exist.

Read about her process and get a sneak peak into her studio in this interview by ‘In The Make’: