Tuesday, October 20, 2009

working on the wall, literally


Friday, October 2, 2009

writing



it's the season of writing proposals, here I am in my studio materials behind me, computer in front of me, and a window.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SBS



New projects

Friday, May 22, 2009

what am I up to... Well, the Exhibition I direct is gearing up and this is the time of the year this blog gets a little sparse! I am still committed to daily blogging on studio snapshot.

have a great summer!Go to studio snapshot !

Friday, May 15, 2009

Today at Studio Snapshot


the Beerhorst's share thier world with us at Studio snapshot...have a look.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

boarded up love



Sunday, May 3, 2009

new drawings


Thursday, April 23, 2009


I am posting daily at studio snapshot, during this time of promoting my work and looking for galleries, this blog has become a bit neglected! I don't want to loose you all together, so please check out studio snapshot.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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Monday, April 20, 2009

colossal stack of show I am entering...wish me luck!


See this stack of papers! I am sending out applications for shows!! Sort of like casting out 50 fishing lines to get a bite! Hee Hee!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

felt




Here is a peice that was created for the show made of felt, this was the first felt piece, I was thinking of the remaining pieces of clothes once all the quilt pieces where cut out of them. I thought I would chart the life of objects by just there profile. Also I thought of representing a family unit, and there is a red thread weaves them together.

Monday, April 13, 2009

drawing


Drawing on my photographs, sorry this pic i took with my computer camera, the old cannon needs a charge

Thursday, April 9, 2009

blow off


I think after several trips out these past few weeks that it is time for me to print and draw.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

black and white


Monday, April 6, 2009

community quilt bee, quilt is finished!




The community quilt is finished, thank you to all who participated!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

new work





Some work from my solo exhibition at Wehrle gallery

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

neighborhood gone


I am shooting against time, tring to get lots of houses before the leaves burst out and start blocking them.
East side, Columbus

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

east rich


Took this photo today, near champion on the east side.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Columbus dispatch, review

EXHIBIT | OHIO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY
Fiber pieces explore notions of feminine identity
Sunday, March 29, 2009 7:15 AM
BY CHRISTOPHER A. YATES

The fiber artwork of Melissa Vogley Woods is about dichotomy and uncertainty.
The pieces on view in Ohio Dominican University's Wehrle Gallery probe many levels of meaning.

Woods contrasts the past with the present, the feminine ideal with contemporary realities and childlike innocence with worldly troubles.

Almost every work is a dialogue with a quilt pattern called "Sunbonnet Sue." The pattern typically features a pioneer girl in a dress wearing a bonnet. Originating in the 1800s, the character suggests innocence and purity, and the pattern reeks of cuteness.

In Woods' hands, though, it becomes a symbol for uncertain identity. As a character, Sunbonnet Sue represents a nostalgic desire for the past. But, because we never see her face, she is, in essence, an empty vessel.

Woods twists the idea of purity with humor.

In a series of six separate images, Sunbonnet Sue is shown carrying different items. The titles all begin with I'm Sorry I Can't Shake Your Hand Right Now, I'm Too Busy . . . and conclude with a description of the object she casually carries under her arm -- trash, a church and a temple. In one, she points a missile.


For The Columbus Dispatch on two translucent layers (one with the image of the White House and one with a church), Leader Confusion questions conflicts between church and state. Multiple Sunbonnet Sues cling to both buildings. A rabbit symbol overlaps the structures, suggesting a need to reconsider values and beliefs.

Works with sheer, layered fabric are the strongest. A union of technique and form, they lead the viewer to thoughts of memory or the passage of time. In Leaning on a Crowd Cloud, a female figure is supported, pestered or perhaps overburdened by a host of Sunbonnet Sues. Stacked on top of one another, they hang from the figure's back and look like the feathers on an angel's wing. With the past on her side, Sunbonnet Sue seems to behave with both constructive guidance and vengeful malice.

At the heart of the exhibit is the question of feminine identity.

Historically, the art world has dismissed traditional craft. Burdened by stereotypes and sexism, quilting has always been "women's work." Expanding on the notion, Sunbonnet Sue is simply a vessel for "every woman." Tossed and turned by societal expectations, she is both driven and conflicted, powerful and weak.

With humor and insight, Woods produces meditations on the complexities of contemporary life. Deceptively simple, her message is clever and engaging.

Friday, March 27, 2009

yellow and orange


Newark, Ohio

Thursday, March 26, 2009

goodbye

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

trailer trashed

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Studio Snapshot


serging, originally uploaded by -astronette-.

Come check out my other blog, I am having so much fun with it! Come meet artists and see inside their studio's!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

the shirt I made, now back to work!

Ohio Dominican University Solo exhibition


I took photos of the space today, it is so fantastic, thanks ODU!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

I want to make a shirt!


I have a few friends Alissa, and Amy D who can make any kind of outfit imaginable, and with my" taking it easy week" I am going to attempt a shirt Yikes!! Yes I am scared...stay tuned!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Opening at ODU





It was great seeing everone! I managed to take a few photos durring the Opening at Ohio Dominican University.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Columbus Alive!

Thank you so much Melissa, Nikki and Columbus Alive!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ohio Dominican show going up!



Laying out a show is like creating the final piece.

Friday, March 6, 2009

new work in progress...


Hello new artwork in progress, I think I like you!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

boarded houses




I nave been incorporating photography in some work, I just came home from shooting around my aunt's house in Franklinton. here are houses around Avondale St. I went to visit her and it was sad how many houses where boarded up since my last visited.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Introducing: Studio Snapshot



I am happy to introduce Studio Snapshot, a little blog that will feature people working in their studios. I am fascinated by where people work, how they manage a studio, and how they create a space to make things.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Ohio Dominican University Solo exhibition



Here is the card for my upcoming exhibition, and an image of one of the pieces. posts are few these days, finishing detail for the show! :)