Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Off the Grid


















Performance photographs from Ellen Lesperance and Jeanine Olson's Off the Grid project. Ellen Lesperance taught painting at MECA when I was there. She is an avid knitter and she knit parts of her costume for this series (that's Ellen on the left in the top photo). Knitting as Fine Art: Knitting is making a Splash in the Art World, a report by Ellen Lesperance, was featured in Vogue Knitting, Fall 2003.
I saw many of Lesperance and Olson's large scale performance photographs in the Portland Museum of Art Biennial in 2003. Powerful.

4 comments:

Susan Beauchemin said...

I don't know what to say about the performance art, but I am on my way!!!!!!!!!!!---see you out on the island!!!!!!!!

Martha Miller said...

Bon Voyage!!! Safe Travels!!! See you soon!!!

artslice said...

Kind of reminds me of that figure painter, Odd Nedrum. (hope I spelled his name right!)

Martha Miller said...

Hi Brenda

Odd Nerdrum. Hmmm. Grist for my next post!