Nude of the week -Motive- a nude world of Warcraft painting?

She’s consumed with herself and her desire to help, and Arthas, well, Arthas is being consumed by evil. do you remember the line in Billy Madison, ‘I drew a picture of a blue duck because i’ve never seen a blue duck before and I wanted to see a blue duck’ that’s what this painting is, I wanted to see what would happen if I painted them all in the nude, classically posed.

no Pride in censoring nude art

When an artist is well known for their sexually explicit works it often becomes hard for them to gain acceptance for their non sexual art. combine that with the fact that the artist is (gasp) gay and there is a ticking time bomb waiting for a ‘misunderstanding’ like this. it’s unfortunate that it is so hard to straddle both sides of the fence in this respect. usually you have to be either one or the other.

Purity Exhibition Post Mortem

The control freak in me loved organizing the whole thing, not having to fit in with other artists (usually also control freaks) and being able to have final say. a lot of the things I had percolating in the back of my mind from my other exhibitions definitely played a part and on the whole I thought they went well…. because I was so rushed the opening wasn’t as well organized as I would have liked and I didn’t have time to issue a second press release.

Trials and Tribulations

I’ve been meaning to update you all on the new paintings I’ve been doing, the news from this show and other shows and all the little bits that go into making an exhibition work…. I reassure myself that it will be better when it’s over, then I have the depression to contend with and finally the rest before ramping up to the next one…. so we panic and stress and worry, then the absence of that stress and panic and this thing that we’ve thrown ourselves into is over all too fast and we crash.

Press release

CONTACT: Jennie Rosenbaum at 0433 619 604 or (03)8516 1006 1/31 Nullawil St, Springvale, Victoria 3171 jennie@jennierosenbaum.com http://www.jennierosenbaum.com Recovery comes full circle through an art exhibition by critically acclaimed artist Jennie Rosenbaum Purity is a celebration of life and experience, a journey of recovery and discovery held at Box Hill Community Arts Center Gallery MELBOURNE, Victoria — June 25, 2008 — The body has long held a fascination for Jennie Rosenbaum…. in a fickle, fast-drying medium, this presents an additional challenge, but this technique represents so much about Jennie, carving what you want from what you have and working diligently until the end result is achieved…. “I could have given up when it all came crashing down, I could have given into the pain and resigned myself to depression, but instead I chose to look on this as an opportunity to pursue my love of art and try to forge a successful career from the ashes of my former life.”

Invitations

These are the preliminary designs for the invitations – I thought it would be nice to have two different ones along the same theme. I have not yet decided whether to put anything on the backs of them – probably just a short blurb. what do you all think?

Pressure Mounting

Storm – 12×12 Oils on Canvas by Jennie Rosenbaum it use to be that I needed pressure, it fueled me and spurred me on. I would rise under it the more I had to cope with. I am sure I will be like that again very soon but I admit I’ve been panicking quietly about this show , once I get into the studio and do some painting I am sure I will relax and start working in my usual pre show manner (in a massive flurry of creativity) but I have to get over this case of nerves first! to help with that I’ve reverted to my old Project management practices to make sure I know when everything needs to get done, and how, and what I have to do, what relates to everything else and how long everything will take to do.

Upcoming Solo Show – Purity

The gallery has wonderful natural light and a really interesting layout that I think will be perfect for my white Impasto works…. this location (apart from being one I’ve always wanted to show in) is just down the road from where Liam and I had our accident. so it makes sense that my first solo should be so close to where it all began, and with my most hopeful and uplifting works.

From the mouths of Babes – Bill Henson from the Children’s perspective

Another of the Nude Teen Pictures under debate by Bill Henson .A local paper, from Bill Henson’s old stomping ground Northcote, took a different tack in this case by interviewing local children and seeking their opinions on the controversy…. I remember those days all too clearly and I think that it’s important that no matter whether you agree with the works or not, whether you accept the models choices to pose, take a moment to appreciate the bravery it took and the strength they must need to stand tall in the face of this controversy…. And while the students had concerns about the impact of the work and the ability of young people to give consent, they also defended the right to freedom of expression in art. “I think you should look at art for being art and stop focusing on the negatives,” Mutinta said.

Small Works 2008

Rosy 12 x 12 Oils on Canvas by Jennie Rosenbaum I will be showing my paintings again this year in BSG’s Small Works exhibition. I would love to attend but apparently my newfound stair climbing prowess is still not good enough to tackle the enormous schlep on those stairs. I’d love to hear about the exhibition from others and to see photographs if anyone manages to get some!