This year, your support can change an artist's life. Help support the arts through Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency. JTHAR is a 501c3 non-profit that provides free studio space and living accommodations for artists to create new work and focus on their individual projects. Your donation will help JTHAR continue to invite artists to Joshua Tree and create and learn from the vibrancy of California.
Saturday February 27, 2021 1PM PST
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81845618618?pwd=ckpVN3FkR0pCRGNIOUpXYWtTUWF0dz09
Meeting ID: 818 4561 8618
Our current resident, Rachel Maxi, has been working on a small and varied body of work that is unique to the experience of the Joshua Tree landscape, incorporating much the same materials and methodology she has been exploring in her current practice: painting, mixed media, assemblage and sculpture and working intuitively.
For twenty years, Seattle based artist Rachel Maxi has worked in the realm of representational painting, but more recently her mode of expression has turned to abstraction. She is still inspired by many of the same things she sees in the world: nature, urban landscapes, the quality of light on architecture and trees, walls with patches of painted-over graffiti, and urban decay. Rachel documents these subjects with her camera. The photos serve as inspiration for themes, color, composition and form that might be incorporated into her work later. Rachel works intuitively: when in the studio, she starts tapping into a work rhythm, letting the line, brush or shape go without looking at anything, just letting her hand guide that line, a sort of meditative automatic drawing, carving, and building.
Artist website: www.rachelmaxi.com
Our last resident, David Hamlow, developed a regimented practice during his stay in Flamingo Heights, CA. This included daily sculptures, collages and installations created from native plants and found objects extracted from a local dry wash.
David is selling assemblage sculptures created during his residency. All proceeds will directly benefit JTHAR. Click Artist website: HERE to view the work. Thank you for the support!
David Hamlow is a sculptor and installation artist based in Good Thunder, Minnesota. Over the last 15 years, David’s work has focused almost exclusively on installation environments created using material detritus resulting from his own consumption. His focus is on the observation and recording of the experience of being a living human and its translation into temporary environments that underline the hidden enormity of individual experience and impact.
Artist website: www.davidhamlow.com
Watch the recording of David's Virtual Studio Talk on November 13, 2020