Continuing Images

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A selection of collaged paintings and digital images from ongoing series of work. They are based in art historical tradition, a personal iconography and primarily the intersection of opposites.

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Continuing Images

  1. 1. Series in Progress: small to large format Paintings, Digital Scans & Self-Portraits http://www.valmargo.com http://www.artreview.com/profile/VALERIEMARGOLIS VALERIE MARGOLIS
  2. 2. Easter Bouquet acrylic, staples on collaged paper; 15”x15”©2005 From a continuing series of 12 large and small format “bouquets” or “fascia” on paper or innersole material, that are based on an implied grid. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  3. 3. Gunshot Bouquet acrylic, staples, grommets on collaged paper; 15”x15”©2006 From a continuing series of 12 large and small format “bouquets” or “fascia” on paper or innersole material, that are based on an implied grid. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  4. 4. Gift acrylic, staples on collaged innersole material; 44”x44”©2002 From a continuing series of large and small format “bouquets” or “fascia” on paper or innersole material, that are based on an implied grid. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  5. 5. Steri-Strips 1 acrylic, staples on collaged innersole material; 44”x44”©2002 From a (continuing) series of 10 large and small format “monoliths” on paper or innersole material, that incorporate either “chromatically incorrect”* pre-mixed flesh-tones, or approximations of my own skin coloring. *Wayne Kostenbaum’s phrase VALERIE MARGOLIS
  6. 6. Blue Eyes (after Murakami) acrylic, grommets on collaged paper; 15”x15” ©2006-07 From a series of medium and small format grommeted paintings on paper based on Murakami, piercing & binding, and the spine. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  7. 7. Blue Spine (reverse) acrylic, grommets on collaged paper; 15”x15” ©2007-08 From a continuing series of small to large format paintings on collaged paper that are often 2 sided; and based on Murakami, piercing & binding, and the spine. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  8. 8. Bloody Soaked Almonds 1 (on white) manipulated digital scan; variable sizes ©2006 From a series of 85 “Soaked Almonds”: As the mandorla - the almond symbolizes the intersection of opposing forces, and refers to earlier personal, as well as Judeo-Christian, iconography. When soaked, the almonds, become as ‘living beings’ - taking on especial visual and nutritive aspects. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  9. 9. Soaked Almonds 47 manipulated digital scan; variable sizes ©2006 From a series of 85 “Soaked Almonds”: As the mandorla - the almond symbolizes the intersection of opposing forces, and refers to earlier personal, as well as Judeo-Christian, iconography. When soaked, the almonds become as ‘living beings’ - taking on especial visual and nutritive aspects. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  10. 10. Poison/Sustenance: Radioactive Potatoes manipulated digital scan; variable sizes ©2007 From a series of 19 “Poison/Sustenance” Potatoes: Compelling images of the Nightshade family; and, once considered poisonous, became a major food source for western civilization. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  11. 11. Poison/Sustenance: Potato, Potato 2 manipulated digital scan; variable sizes ©2007 From a series of 19 “Poison/Sustenance” Potatoes: Compelling images of the Nightshade family; and, once considered poisonous, became a major food source for western civilization. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  12. 12. Epigram: Cultural Erosion, Part 3 bronze acrylic, letters, grommets on collaged paper; 42”x27” ©2007 From a continuing series of 50 “Epigrams”: Medium to large sized, ambiguously worded, built surfaces on collaged paper or wood. Many “Epigrams” are constructed of several sheets of paper - connoting ‘levels of consciousness’; and/or are in (faux) triptych format. They offer personal and universal socio/cultural commentary. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  13. 13. Epigram: Your Breath I Breathe acrylic, letters, grommets on 3 bundled and painted sheets of paper; 34”x32” ©2007-08 From a continuing series of 50 “Epigrams”: This piece involves intimacy and environmental concerns, and is painted in a ‘heavenly blue’. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  14. 14. Me, Myself + Imac: Mountain-biking (11 neg) manipulated computer photograph; 81/2”x11” ©2006 From a (continuing?) series of about 100 Self-Portraits photographed on an Imac computer: they are documentative, deliberately non-techie and often funny. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  15. 15. Me, Myself + Imac - Fused Column 1: Post-Surgery, Post-Frida Kahlo, Post-Vanishing-Male-Twin, Post-Painting, Post-Photography manipulated computer photograph; 81/2”x11” ©2008 From a (continuing?) series of about 100 Self-Portraits photographed on an Imac computer: They are deliberately non-techie, very documentative, and often funny. VALERIE MARGOLIS

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