Friday, June 3, 2016

Recent Paintings, Further Out in Space

"Green Gravity", Interference Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 54", © 2016

"Space Floaters", Interference Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 60", © 2016

"Blue Gravity", Acrylic & metallic powder on canvas, 36" x 72", © 2016

"Becoming Gemini", Interference Acrylic on canvas, 54" x 54", © 2016

"Io, Callisto, Europa & Ganymede", Interference Acrylic on canvas,  © 2016

Here are my recent paintings. They are less dependent on Hubble or other telescopic images, and more on my play with ideas about "what could be out there"; weather conditions, other planetary bodies and physical realities we may have not yet dreamed of. 

I must admit that the seductive qualities of paint are one of the factors that have encouraged  this magnetic trance-like direction. But then, learning that Jupiter has 67 moons, and that Galileo only saw 4, has helped me along my path as well.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Artist Talk at The Art Gym

"Moon, 1969", collage 16" x 32"


This Saturday, January 16, from 3 PM to 5 PM, 
at The Art Gym, 1460 Leyden St., Denver CO, 
80220, I will be giving an artist's talk about my 
approach to collage. Part of my talk will include 
the materials I often use. There is no charge.

Hope to see you there.


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Visit My Updated Website


Finally, most of the pages on my website have been re-done.

Please visit www.sandrakaplan.com to see my latest work in the "Galactic Stories" and "Galactic Stories 2", and "Collage"gallery pages. Check out my latest commissions in the "In Addition" area.

My next Italian workshop is described under "Workshops". Watch my video interview and much more.

Please let me know what you think!

 "Musica Universalis",  acrylic on canvas, 54" x 54",  has found a new home.



Thursday, December 3, 2015

Simon Zalkind and Sandra Kaplan Talk



Please come to hear Curator Simon Zalkind discuss this exhibit with me, 
7 PM, Thursday, December 17, 2015.

Inline image

Come and see the real collages!
 
And view the rest of my joint exhibit with painter James Cook, 
"Heaven and Earth",
Singer Gallery, 
Mizel Arts and Cultural Center, JCC
350 S. Dahlia St., Denver
 
The exhibit continues through December 18, 2015
Hours: 9 AM - 4 PM, Monday - Friday, 1 PM - 4 PM Sunday, closed Saturday
 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

"Heaven and Earth" Exhibition Continues

Installation view of "Heaven and Earth"

Installation view of "Heaven and Earth"

Eleven Space Collages

In The Beginning

Installation view of "Heaven and Earth"


"Heaven and Earth", an two person exhibit of paintings by Sandra Kaplan and James Cook, curated by Simon Zalkind and installed in the Singer Gallery of the JCC/Mizel Center for Art and Culture, at 350 S. Dahlia Street in Denver, continues through December 18, 2015. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM, Sunday, 1 PM - 4 PM, closed Saturday.

An artist's talk and closing party, with Sandra Kaplan and Simon Zalkind will be on Thursday, December 17. Please watch here for the details, to be announced later. 

Commission Installed


Here are two photos, the first an image of my newest commissioned piece, "Spinning Winds", created for the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Nebraska. In the second photo, the installed piece is shown. One can see cumulous clouds, an interpretive sunset, lightning and a tornado, all common occurrences in the skies over Nebraska.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

New Paintings for "Heaven and Earth"


                                  "Musica Universalis". 54" x 54", acrylic on canvas, 2015


                              "Whirlpool Galaxy", 36" X 36", acrylic on canvas, 2015

My imagination continues to time travel into astronomical areas. Some paintings have been more scientifically based.

But here are my two most recent, both beginning where science has paused. The upper piece is an interpretation of the Pythagorean idea of Music of the Spheres, one explanation of how planets, the sun and the moon keep to their orbits. The second image is my color rendition of a small black and white photo found in an out of date astronomy textbook.

Come see these paintings and many more at the Singer Gallery, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia Street, Denver, Co 80246. The exhibit, "Heaven and Earth", opens on October 8, 2015.