Thursday, June 25, 2009

What The Boston Globe Thinks about Our Bugs

Transformation Vessels (Cocoons)

Last week, (06.17.09), the Globe reviewed WOWbug and Other Micro-Natures, currently on exhibit at Khaki Gallery. Here's what they had to say about our work:  

Tiny, striking patterns
"WOWbug & Other Micro-Natures" is a fun, eye-popping, up-close examination of tiny critters at Khaki Gallery. The artists Angela Devenney and Jennifer Formica (whose last name, aptly, is the Latin word for ant) use scanners to magnify images of insects, among other things.

For "Moth Wings Study #6," Formica laid a heap of wings on the scanner. The result is a composition of dramatic, swooping lines, often with feathery fringes, glorious tones, and absorbing patterns. Something about her "Drosophila," a glowing blur of a fly with wings folded in and head tucked, looks eerily like a fetal ultrasound. "Lily Ovulary Megasporocyte" shows a single cell blown up against a black ground in a spectacle of yellow and green, blotted with electric purples.

Devenney makes little assemblages and scans them. Her assortments of strings and bugs come across as too precious, but when she sticks to one material, as in "Flies: Passion," a star form made of a small army of flies, the result is all at once formally precise, creepy, and funny.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I’m so happy to finally have my website up and running. A HUGE thanks to web designer Matt Fulton for making it happen! Matt is wonderful to work with – he knows his stuff and is full of helpful suggestions. With only a few thoughts on what I had in mind, Matt took designing into his own hands and I’m so pleased with what he created! Thanks Matt!


WOWbug Opening

Thanks to all that ventured out on First Friday, despite the drizzle, to join us the WOWbug & Other Micro-Natures opening at Khaki Gallery. As you can see from the photo, the A-frame was expecting weather and wore its raincoat.   

Below are a couple of images of my work installed at the gallery. Currently, you can view additional pictures of the show on Khaki's home page.