Deep Cuts: Gallery talk at SF MOMA on Bea Nettles

July 2nd, 2017

There is an upcoming gallery talk with Linde Lehtinen on my Mountain Dream Tarot cards which are on display until August 20th as part of the Good 70′s exhibition that she curated.
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https://www.sfmoma.org/event/deep-cuts-linde-lehtinen-bea-nettles

Good 70s show at San Francisco MOMA

July 2nd, 2017

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From now until August 20, you can see some of my original Mountain Dream Tarot cards in the exhibition Good 70′s at San Francisco MOMA. These cards were hand colored black and white photographic prints that were machine stitched between sheets of frosted mylar. MOMA owns a sample pack that contained 30 of the 78 tarot cards. The original complete deck is in the Yale’s Cary Card Collection at the Beinecke Library. The first edition of this deck was printed in 1975. They are now in their third edition.
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“In Dream and Soil” a conversation in Afterimage

May 2nd, 2017

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Many thanks to Colin Edgington for publishing his conversation with me in the latest issue of Afterimage. You can see a preview here:http://vsw.org/afterimage/afterimage-vol-44-no-5/

Evenin’ featured on Jamie Allen’s blog.

March 23rd, 2017

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Here is the link to Jamie Allen’s blog post on 5 Women artists. It is exciting to see my self portrait (at 23 years old) “Evenin” included. This print is in the collection at the Eastman Museum in Rochester where Ms Allen is Associate Curator. It was acquired in 1971 for the FIGURE IN LANDSCAPE exhibition.
https://www.eastman.org/5womenartists-five-portraits-five-women-artists

“Newborn Gavin” at Akron Art Museum

March 22nd, 2017

13 newborn gavinThe Akron Art Museum has mounted an exhibition called Family which can be seen through August 20. A Polaroid 20 x 24 image from my project Life’s Lessons is on view. The 68 page book is available here on my website.http://www.beanettles.com/store/?page_id=348

For more information about the show:https://akronartmuseum.org/exhibitions/family/10949

New Alternative Processes book features Padded Parades

March 21st, 2017

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Another alternative processes text and history book has just been released, this one from Oxford University Press. A cloth page from a 1971 notebook of mine is featured. It is Padded Parades, a gum print on fabric that also incorporated magazine transfers, hand coloring and sewing machine stitching.

Imaginary Prairie on view at Krannert Art Museum

March 1st, 2017

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From now through early July you can see Imaginary Prairie at the Krannert Art Museum. This is a triptych of etchings that I printed on muslin, quilted and stretched around a wood frame. It was made while I was a graduate student at the University of Illinois working towards my MFA in painting. This was my response to the black soil of the midwest, something that impressed me as a Floridian from a sandy soil.
It’s a very interesting show with objects drawn from all over, primarily from the archives.

Land Grant draws from libraries, archives, and collections across campus to propose an expanded field for considering the university—its founding and history, land use practices, and questions of indigeneity—all while assessing the current status of public higher education in the United States. Recognizing the ability of images to both legitimize and contest power, and experimenting with curatorial methods of evidence and inquiry, this exhibition takes stock of where we, as university students, stand today in relation to such questions.

http://kam.illinois.edu/exhibitions/current/landgrant.html

Tarot deck on display at Michener Art Museum

February 28th, 2017

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From Feb 18-June 25, my first edition Mountain Dream Tarot deck will be shown in Light & Matter: The Photographic Object at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa. This group show includes works by Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Sheeler, Berenice Abbot, Catherine Jansen among others that they have in their collection.
http://www.michenerartmuseum.org/exhibition/light-amp-matter-the-photographic-object/

Seasonal Turns in show at the Ringling Library

February 27th, 2017

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It’s always a nice surprise to stumble upon my work being shown in teaching exhibitions. Here is Seasonal Turns being displayed in the Ringling Museum’s lovely library. This is an inexpensive boxed set of four offset accordion books addressing the four seasons using photographic sequences. You can still order it from my webstore. It is an earlier item so you will have to scroll down through the store items. It is second from last.
http://www.beanettles.com/store/?page_id=348

70s work moved to University of Washington collection

February 23rd, 2017

Many years ago the Whatcom Museum purchased three unique Kwik Print works of mine from Flamingo in the Dark. These have recently been transferred to the Henry Art Gallery collection at the University of Washington in Seattle.
BirdsnestBirdsnest, 1976
Dinnerplate landscapeDinnerplate Landscape, 1977
Bee in a Corner Bee in a Corner, 1978.

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