Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Work: "Sage Advice, in a Timely Manner" (2010)

Julia V. Hendrickson, Sage Advice, in a Timely Manner (2010)
Collage with graphite on grey paper, 15 x 22"

This is a collage/ drawing that I've had on the back burner for a while, and finally finished a few days ago, just in time to be included in an upcoming show this fall. This photograph doesn't quite do justice to the intense colors of the food. I completed the collage part months ago, but I set it aside because it wasn't standing on its own. I added the Ben-Day dots by hand to pull everything together, a time-consuming application which turned into an exercise in meditation.

While nowhere as crisp and methodical, it's a little nod to one of my favorite Lichtenstein pieces: an early drawing of his, titled Alka Seltzer (1966), which is at the Art Institute in the department of Prints & Drawings (for more info see here).

Roy Lichtenstein, Alka Seltzer (1966)
Graphite and lithographic rubbing crayon pochoir, with scraping, on cream wove paper, fixed, 22 x 30"
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein 


  1. Is the show this fall yours alone or is it a group exhibition?

  2. I'm going to have work in a couple of group exhibitions this fall.