Artists in the time of Coronavirus, an ongoing virtual exhibition, Part 14
Wow! Here we go with part 14 of our open call, non-juried, online exhibition entitled "Artists in the time of Coronavirus!" We have gotten ~200 submissions, so if you haven't seen yours yet, don't worry- it is coming! If you want to participate, send your statement (250 words max) and 2 photos to support@theartblog.org.

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Our fourteenth post of the series, Artists in the Time of Coronavirus includes Mary Kane, Nick Moncy, Kathryn E Noska, Rusty Eveland, Lauren Ashton, and Roberta Tucci! Thank you for all who submitted! And if you want to participate, send your statement (250 words max) and 2 photos to support@theartblog.org. More details here. Stay safe and stay positive, and come back in the days to come for more “Artists in the Time of Coronavirus.” We have a wonderful community and are so proud of being able to share everyone’s art. (We have gotten ~200 submissions, so if you haven’t seen yours yet, don’t worry- it is coming, and we can’t wait to post it!)


Mary Kane

Two-panel abstrat painting in bright colors on white background
Mary Kane, “SPEAK TO US OF MARRIAGE”
DIPTYCH. 40 x 92.
Acrylic. $4000
Courtesy Mary Kane.
Abstract painting, off-white with pink, purple, yellow highlights
Mary Kane, “MEDITATION”
48 x 36
Acrylic. $2500
Courtesy Mary Kane.

Website: marykane.com


Nick Moncy

Digital illustration, figure running and figure standing next to picket fence
Nick Moncy, “Depression.” Courtesy Nick Moncy.
Video still, people sitting and lounging in interior space
Nick Moncy, “Ensemble prototype.” Courtesy Nick Moncy.

I’m a transdisciplinary artist in West Philly who explores the fragmentation of human presence (self) as a process of survival. Through video, performance and animation, I investigate issues surrounding bodies departed from their origins. My practice seeks to retrieve small gestures, offhand vernacular, and involuntary cues – all deviations from larger consciousnesses – to redeem ‘othered’ narratives.

Like many others dealing with COVID-19, powerlessness has engulfed me way more than usual. That’s why virtual space appeals right now, accommodation for humanity to be as complex and utterly complicated as it wants. Our emotions can be manifested out loud, and once they bounce off other wavelengths we realize how deserving our stories are to be told.

If anyone wants to construct dreams together or just talk without any “point B”: email me at nickmoncy@gmail.com I’m @nickformiles or @nickmoncy.other on Instagram. and nickmoncy.squarespace.com is my website!

Take care. Take space. You are deserving of others’ time! And your own.


Kathryn E Noska

Two-panel abstrat painting in bright colors on white background
Kathryn E Noska
Love Carries Weight  5”x5”
Love for all is of great import
Life is precious, do now support
2020 © Kathryn E. Noska. All Rights Reserved.
(Honeybee carrying the weight of the world.)
Courtesy Kathryn E Noska.
Painting of green rock, pink ball under above-ground tree roots
Kathryn E Noska
Peace and Delight 6”x6”
May life expand beyond you sphere
Spread fortune, joy, and good cheer
2019 © Kathryn E. Noska. All Rights Reserved.
(Green turquoise with crystal sphere under aerial roots.)
Courtesy Kathryn E Noska.

A visual storyteller and imaginative realist, I depict symbolic nature scenes. My motto, “Take Time to Find the Unseen” is realized through Symbolism, the language of my art. I explore deeper meanings of things, faithfully representing the seen exterior, revealing the unseen spirit, beauty and order found in nature. I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, a severe allergy-like reaction to low levels and different kinds of chemical toxicants, so I work with cold-pressed walnut oil paint using solvent-free techniques. Due to Covid-19 shutdowns, and since I can’t work outside the home anyway due to chemical sensitivity, I currently have no source of income. I work alone at home most of the time, so I am used to this staying home thing. It’s the lack of any potential income that has me really concerned. So, I just opened up an online store for people to see and purchase my work from the comfort of their own home. I chose to show these two images because they remind us to focus on the positive. You can follow me on Instagram @kathrynenoska and check out my store https://kathryn-e-noska.square.site


Rusty Eveland

Cubist painting of saxophone
Rusty Eveland, Alto, oil on canvas, 22″ x 18″ Courtesy Rusty Eveland.

Rusty Eveland, Panic, stop motion video loop. Courtesy Rusty Eveland

I’m an animator and working artist out of South Philadelphia. I attached one static work and one animated study. The painting, Alto, was selected to be in the Art In City Hall exhibition this month, so this is a good opportunity to show it virtually. My animation work is focused on shopping carts as characters, existing in a world without humans. This clip was an exercise in panic and social distancing, which I shot just before the “stay in” order. It’s a short loop of how I thought they might be handling the situation. I’m not about wallowing or allowing circumstances beyond my control to debilitate me, so I find humor in the mania, and let it fuel my passions.

@wobblewheel
wobblewheel.com


Lauren Deal

Charcoal drawing of objects on a shelf
Lauren Deal, “Shackles” Charcoal, 18 x 24. Courtesy Lauren Deal.

This time of quarantine has been welcomed and enjoyed. One of my favorite places is my home. There are moments when I miss hanging out with my friends but I definitely don’t miss going in to work. I have a studio in my basement and I have access to it at all times so that is a plus. I have recently been working with charcoal and really enjoy the medium. This work is still in progress but I wanted to share anyway. Since I recently cut my hair I’m no longer a slave to all of the hair products I use to need before and I wanted to commemorate them for their use up until this point.


Roberta Tucci

Abstract, three-panel painting, three groups of orbiting lines each circling a void
Roberta Tucci, Rotating Axis Triptych, Acrylic on Canvas, 18”H x 54”W. Courtesy Roberta Tucci.
Artist in studio working on abstract painting
Roberta Tucci, Studio shot, 2020. Courtesy Roberta Tucci.

Using vigorous color and pattern, my conceptual abstract paintings act as maps to track my investigation of organic forms, material objects, and relationships between them. Currently, these paintings map a simple sequence of an object’s movement over time. To focus on a moving form, I cultivate meditative techniques that enhance my awareness of nature and objects around me. I visually interpret this contemplation abstractly with traditional indirect painting techniques such as varnishing and glazing. This slow painting process allows me to accumulate layers of tone and color to create an atmosphere for each painting. I add shapes, lines and patterns to represent the fundamental complexities of these natural forms or objects in motion over time. The abstract compositions that result invite viewers to engage in their own meditations on these subjects, movements and relationships. More information about my work can be found at www.robertatucci.com

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alto saxophone, animation, animator, art in city hall, artists in the time of coronavirus, beauty, bees, covid-19, delight, dreams, faith, illustration, Kathryn E Noska, Lauren Ashton, Mary Kane, Nick Moncy, non-juried, open call, painting, peace, performance art, quarantine, Roberta Tucci, Rusty Eveland, sculpture, South Philadelphia, transdisciplinary artist, video art, west philly

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