Artists in the time of Coronavirus, an ongoing virtual exhibition, Part 36
We proudly present part 36 of our open call, non-juried, online exhibition entitled "Artists in the time of Coronavirus!" We have gotten nearly 300 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 thirty-sixth post of the series, Artists in the Time of Coronavirus includes Cesar Viveros, Shelli R Finch, Lori Hunter, Meysam Tahmasbi, Frances Vye Wilson, Mandy Martin, and Mac Lowery. 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.

[Note: We have gotten over 300 submissions, so if you haven’t seen yours yet, don’t worry- it is coming, and we can’t wait to post it!]


Cesar Viveros

Illustration of a woman wearing a decorative mask carrying a child on her hip with arts outstretched holding groceries and white disposable masks.
Cesar Viveros, “El amor en Tiempos de COVID19” Courtesy Cesar Viveros

Besides having all my outdoor projects halted, without any source of income during this weeks of the pandemia, I think that I can make use of this time to continue experimenting paint with digital airbrush, so hopefully it gets me enough practice to get ready to start painting with real spray paint once we all come back to “normal” after the quarantine, and hopefully I can catch up with my bills.

This digital “painting” I did, “ El amor en Tiempos de COVID19” is in part a tribute to the immigrant population coming from the South ( at least the ones stablished already and not the one in cages at the Border), which has been out there volunteering to deliver food to the people who doesn’t have any income right now, its about showing that you don’t need to have too much to be able to share in times of desolation.

@cesarmural
https://www.behance.net/cesarmural


Shelli R Finch

Abstract painting of watery colors meshing together
Shelli R Finch, “Fleeting Moon” 11”x14” mixed media on paper. Courtesy Shelli R Finch.
Abstract drawing of virus cells floating on top of a purple background.
Shelli R Finch, “Love in the Time of Virus,” 11”x14” mixed media on paper. Courtesy Shelli R Finch.

Apparently I am “essential” in all aspects of my life. And that’s not a good thing! I’m an Executive Administrative Assistant for a company that is essential to the infrastructure of the US. I work part time as a caregiver for people with mental and physical handicaps. I’m still going to work at both jobs and ALL I WANT TO DO IS STAY HOME AND PAINT! If I could, I would be a full-time artist, but that wouldn’t be a good choice at this particular time in our world. I create abstract art with inks, acrylic paint, salt, lacquer, cut up calendars, modeling paste, shipping materials – basically anything that will create texture and vibrant color. My first painting “Fleeting Moon” is an ode to a friend who committed suicide whose chosen name was Moon. I miss her dearly. I hope you enjoy my art. You can see more at www.stressart.com, www.artfinder.com/stressart or my Instagram at @stressartstudio. Love, Peace and Stay Safe!


Lori Hunter

Graphite drawing of a woman walking towards a building and looking back over her shoaled towards the viewer.
Drawing by Lori Hunter. Courtesy Lori Hunter.
Graphite drawing of a woman wearing sunglasses standing in a room that has been dissheveled.
Drawing by Lori Hunter. Courtesy Lori Hunter.

I’m an art teacher currently working from home, trying to find the best ways to teach online and to continue pushing my students to be creative. I haven’t drawn with just pencil and paper in a long time- (in the past I’ve done a lot of abstract, mixed media paintings)- but have recently found it to be a great way to relax, calm my nerves, and express my worries.

These two drawings are the beginning of a series about my feelings on the current condition of our society, as well as to mourn the loss of regular life. These women are trying to push through and ignore the destruction all around them, but the desolation, loneliness, and chaos are closing in. The works are graphite on paper, and the photos are my own.

https://sites.google.com/view/lori-hunter-artist/home
@lorihunterart


Meysam Tahmasbi

Four girls in long black dresses doing ballet exercises in a straight line outdoors.
Meysam Tahmasbi, “Young girls dance next to the Ponte Vecchio Florence Bridge.” Courtesy Meysam Tahmasbi.
A group of young woman wearing black matching dresses looking upwards towards the sun and holding each other arm in arm.
Meysam Tahmasbi, “Young girls dance next to the Ponte Vecchio Florence Bridge.” Courtesy Meysam Tahmasbi.

Greetings and Regards
The feeling that is conveyed to me from these images is the hope and expectation to get rid of the current situation and a bright future.


Frances Vye Wilson

Sculpture of a white garment in the shape of a female torso with arrows hanging around the the back.
Frances Vye Wilson, GODS AND WARRIORS: Myth. “Artemis”, 2020, CAMBIUM FIBER FROM ASIAN MULBERRY TREE, BRANCHES, LEATHER, CRYSTALS, AND FEATHERS, 36″H x 22″W x 16″D. Courtesy Frances Vye Wilson.
Sculpture of a gold clothing garment draped into the shape of a female torso with black feathers coming out of the neck.
Frances Vye Wilson, GODS AND WARRIORS: Myth. “Icarus”, 2020, CAMBIUM FIBER FROM ASIAN MULBERRY TREE AND FEATHERS, 34″H x 15″W x 8″D. Courtesy Frances Vye Wilson.

“Memories of the pageantry of the Scottish military and all its regalia, the vision of totems of power, strength and protection have been with me since childhood. Sculpture has allowed me the freedom to explore what it means to be a warrior. My sculpture is an exploration of the innate strength of humans and nature through the experimentation of a previously unexplored, natural medium.

The SOCIAL WARRIOR SERIES intends to inspire human qualities of resilience and adaptability. We must be the warriors in our ever changing “battleground.”

By seeing these life-sized warrior torsos and biomorphic forms, the viewer is asked to consider their own innate personal strength.”

www.FrancesVyeWilson.com


Mandy Martin

Mandy martin standing in front of her tryptych painting a stroke onto one of the three floral paintings.
Mandy Martin with “The Hope of Spring” Courtesy Mandy Martin.
Mandy's hand painting a stroke on her flower painting.
Mandy Martin, “The Hope of Spring” (in progress) Courtesy Mandy Martin.

Despite our world grinding to a halt this March, spring still came. Right on schedule, without missing a beat. I don’t want to paint too rosy a picture, because being isolated is hard. And yet, this new birth of spring has made me feel more connected than ever to our planet and all of the life she shelters. My artwork has seen a resurgence of new florals as the life of this season bursts forth, and my heart is full of gratitude for the hope of spring.

Website: https://www.mandymartinart.com/


Mac Lowery

Painting of a figure with a wooden neck and a red ball for a head.
In progress painting by Mac Lowery. Courtesy Mac Lowery.
Painting of a figure with a wooden neck and a red ball for a head.
In progress painting by Mac Lowery. Courtesy Mac Lowery.

I see people less. I think of people more. The paintings start to take on human forms, something I don’t usually paint. What is going on ? I hear the tunes of old rock and notice some things about George Condo’s work. An idea forms. The painting now has a life and it not only has a life but it also has a life within its life. This world is a mess but we’re all here together nonetheless. (P.s. it’s a WIP)

Insta: @mpl.98

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