Instructors at Large

On Exhibition: Bruce Dorfman in Eye on UI

  • January 31, 2015


Bruce Dorfman, Santa Fe Silver, 2010.

Bruce Dorfman, Santa Fe Silver, 2010. Combined mediums, 20 x 23 in.

Eye on UI: Brodsky, Dorfman, Kipniss, Lanyon is an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and prints by four graduates of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History. Bruce Dorfman studied with Mauricio Lasansky, Stuart Edie, and Roy Seiber at the University of Iowa where he received his B.A. in 1958. Three of Dorfman’s paintings, shown here, will be accessioned into the the University of Iowa Museum of Art’s permanent collection at the conclusion of the exhibition. Eye of UI opens at the Figge Art Museum January 31 and continues through June 21, 2015.

Bruce Dorfman, Thus, 2004. Mixed media, 49 x 48 1/2 in.

Bruce Dorfman, Thus, 2004.
Mixed media, 49 x 48½ in.

Bruce Dorfman, Flyte 1, 2012.

Bruce Dorfman, Flyte 1, 2012.
Combined mediums, 14 x 9 in.

Deborah Winiarski for ProWax Journal

  • January 28, 2015


Lorraine Glessner,  Under the Bridge, 2013. Encaustic, mixed media, horse and human hair on composted and branded silk on wood, 48 x 48 in.

Lorraine Glessner, Under the Bridge, 2013.
Encaustic, mixed media, horse and human hair on composted and branded silk on wood, 48 x 48 in.

“Artists, when they are truly that, access what I call an inner creative fluidity,” writes Deborah Winiarski. “It is their highly creative and intuitive thoughts and emotions, together with their skill, expertise, and experience that make Art possible. The creative life is never static. It is a forever evolving, fluid, and vibrant way of being.” Winiarski’s post “Fluidity” appears on the quarterly online publication ProWax Journal.

Deborah Winiarski, Saffron III, 2014. Encaustic, fabric, thread, oil on panel, 25 x 21 x 5 in.

Deborah Winiarski, Saffron III, 2014.
Encaustic, fabric, thread, oil on panel, 25 x 21 x 5 in.

On Exhibition: Stanner at NYPL Tompkins Square

  • January 19, 2015


Anne Stanner’s Bessie Wall Sculpture

Anne Stanner’s Mostly Metal, a solo exhibition, opens at the Tompkins Square Branch of the New York Public Library (331 East 10th Street) on April 1 and continues through April 30, 2015.

On Exhibition: Reginato at Janet Kurnatowski

  • January 14, 2015


Peter Reginato, 4-17-14, 2014. Watercolor pencil and acyclic, 21 x 24 in.

Peter Reginato, 4-17-14, 2014. Watercolor pencil and acyclic, 21 x 24 in.

Paperazzi IV is a group show that opens at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) on January 16 and continues through February 15, 2015. You can see work by over one hundred artists, including Peter Reginato’s drawing 4-17-14, at the opening, this Friday, January 16, from 7 to 9 p.m.

On Exhibition: Ellen Eagle at the Baker Museum

  • January 13, 2015


Ellen Eagle, Each Time, and Again, 2005. Pastel on pumice board,  23  x  18 in.

Ellen Eagle, Each Time, and Again, 2005.
Pastel on pumice board, 23 x 18 in.

Ellen Eagle’s self-portrait, Each Time, and Again is now on view in Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr., at the Baker Museum (Naples FL). She will be giving two workshops on the portrait in pastel: one at the Vivien Ressler North Light Studio in San Diego (CA), February 9–13, 2015, and a second at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (PAFA), June 15–19. For more information, consult her redesigned website.

Ellen Eagle, Miss Leonard, 2010. Pastel on pumice board, 15 1/4 x 8 5/8 in.

Ellen Eagle, Miss Leonard, 2010.
Pastel on pumice board, 15 1/4 x 8 5/8 in.

    The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel. — Piet Mondrian