Bamboo Forest, Shelter Island by Bastienne Schmidt
Natural Conflict by Edwina vonGal
About the Collection
Humans need to conquer nature to be comfortable: not hungry, hot or cold, wet or dry, bitten, broken or bruised. Not to mention eaten. We also need nature as a source of beauty and inspiration, maybe even sanity. We revere nature, we fear nature. We profess our love for nature but we are continually pushing it farther from us, into a corner, containing and destroying it to keep ourselves fed and comfortable.
Some part of us knows that this can’t go on forever, but we figure we will figure it out someday. Artists manifest our hopes and fears and put them out there to get reactions. I have chosen images that evoke for me this mix of feelings, how nature serves and surrounds us with such awesome beauty, but is ultimately uncaring of our fate.
Untitled (LO271) by Laura Owens
It’s wedding season, which means a lot of time spent browsing online gift registries, buying pots and pans. The soon-to-be-weds may think that they need that lemon squeezer, but do you really want your gift for this momentous occasion to lie forgotten in a drawer? This season, instead of thinking practical, think romance with a creative gift from the Artspace Wedding Collection.
Pink Blossoms, 2005/2011 by Sally Gall
A Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one’s personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust. Inspired by the popularity and quirkiness of Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire, the editors of Artspace composed one to reveal another side of their favorite artists. Shortened versions can be found on several of the Artspace artist pages, and from time to time we’ll run the complete interviews on A+. Our third artist is Sally Gall.
Carmen by Judith Hudson
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~ Meryl Streep
Artspace curator Nessia Pope truly understands motherhood, too. As a mother, daughter, godmother, aunt and niece, she embraces the nurturing role while wrapping her arms around creativity and the amazing work of the many artists she daily champions.
Share her thoughts on Mother’s Day and the essential collection that she presents to convey them…