Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Artist Talk at Gallery 291: Watch It Online

I am so excited to share that my Artist Talk at Gallery 291 can now be seen online thanks to Steve Wynn at Bayside Entertainment. He did a beautiful job recording and editing it. 

In this talk, I start with my photography background and how my graduate studies of Surrealism led me to work in mixed media. Then I share the stories, inspirations and techniques behind the six different series on view at Gallery 291 - from the layered collage of Mapping the Body and Milagros, to the sculptures of Bottle Dreams and the still lives of Sanctuary and Evocations. I conclude with my newest work, mixed media collages that are about reaching into the darkness and finding an unexpected gift or blessing. 

You can watch the video here on Vimeo:
http://vimeo.com/113934940
I would love to know what you think. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Gallery 291 - Installation Shots

Here are a few pictures of my exhibition at Gallery 291 in Mill Valley, CA. This is the biggest show I have ever had, with 105 pieces of art! Some works were made as long ago as 18 years while others were completed just days before the show opened. I am really looking forward to sharing the meaning and inspiration behind this work at the Artist Talk on Thursday, November 13th at 6:30pm. If you are in the area I hope you will be able to make it. 

Regeneration, Open, Twice and Blessing #5
Mapping the Body & Bottle Dreams
Milagros and New Work
Mapping the Body
My newest collages




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Work

Today I am sharing a few of my new pieces. I am so excited to have them be part of the Gallery 291 exhibit, opening this Saturday, October 18th at 6:30pm in Mill Valley, CA. For more details, please visit www.gallery291.net. If you are in the area, I hope you will get to see the show, which is up through the end of November.







Image Info (top to bottom):
Reverie, mixed media collage, ©2014, 14 x 17"
Solace, mixed media collage, ©2014, 7 x 8.5"
Nesting #2, mixed media collage, ©2014, 14 x 10"
Blessing #6, mixed media collage, ©2014, 7.25 x 7.25"
Open, mixed media collage, ©2014, 14 x 10"

Monday, September 22, 2014

New Work - New Show!

I have been busy in the studio, creating a new series of mixed media collages and am really excited to be sharing them in a solo exhibit this October and November at Gallery 291 in Mill Valley, CA. At the heart of the new work is the experience of reaching into the darkness, the unknown, and having an unexpected gift or blessing arrive. Gallery 291 will be showing these pieces plus works from my 5 previous series as well - so it feels a bit like mid-career retrospective. If you are in the area, I hope you will get a chance to check it out and come to the reception or artist talk.   

Mary Daniel Hobson: Mixed Media Photography
October - November 2014
Reception: Saturday, October 18th, 6:30pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, Novembe 13th at 6:30pm
Gallery 291 (at The Image Flow)
401 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 
415-888-3585 

Image Info: Invocation #1, ©2014, mixed media collage, 14 x 10"

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Just Do Your Work - Wise Words from Kiki Smith










 
“Just do your work. 
And if the world needs your work, it will come and get you. And if it doesn’t, do your work anyway. You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely control my kitchen sink. That is the grace I am given. Because when one can control things, one is limited to one’s own vision.”
-Kiki Smith


Image: Studio Work Table, ©2014 Mary Daniel Hobson