these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.

my artist website is here.

Sep 14, 2010

divine excuse!

i just found out that september 12 - 18 is National Arts in Education week! YAY!!!! this is a great excuse to fawn all over your favorites, research their work and ideas, or just bask in the awesomeness of painting, drawing, sculture, needlework, film, photography, performance, fashion, poetry, fiction, dance, etc, etc, etc!


here's 15 favorites of mine. i could've easily hit 100. 15 seemed a bit more fair. hahaha! i leave the research to you and your very capable hands. :)

kasimir malevich

annette messager

tracey emin

yuken teruya

vanessa beecroft

kiki smith

henry darger

ed ruscha

banks violette

sally mann

gerhard richter

anselm kiefer

anna gaskell

jenny holzer

artemisia gentileschi


Elisabeth said...

These aree fantastic and confirm the point made in Pauline from New Zealand, Art and my life blog:
as related to the arts scene in the UK,
we need the arts.

Thanks, Angela.

Marta Sanchez said...

Thanks for sharing - not only your work, but your passion and knowledge you share are priceless.

angela simione said...

elisabeth! thanks for the link! that video is GREAT! i'll probably re-post it here. the US definitely suffers from the same issues. thank you! thank you! <3

angela simione said...

marta, you are very welcome! thank YOU for looking! ;)

Kate Zambreno said...

we have so many favorite artists in common!

angela simione said...

kate! YAY!!!! aren't they WONDERFUL!!!! i was looking at marlene dumas' work the other day and thought of you. i saw her retrospective at the MOCA in LA two years ago... ahhhhhhhh. you would've loved it. and now, having read bataille and duras, her work gets even deeper for me. ever deeper. you would've been in heaven there. total ecstacy, there in the middle of the museaum. gorgeous and writhing. :)

Caitlin Constantine said...

I love this post! I spend a lot of time immersing myself in the study of fiction, writing, etc., to the point where I am kind of ignorant when it comes to the visual arts, but I do know what I love when I see it, and I love a lot of what you shared with us.

BTW that last painting is hella compelling. What's the back story on it?

angela simione said...

thanks caitlin! and YES, artemisia gentileschi is AMAAZING. the story of her life and work is entirely compelling. i highly recommend reading about her. INSPIRING!

as for this particular work (judith slaying holofernes), there are tons of theories about it- the one i like best is that she lends her own face to the maid helping with the killing.

but here's a more art historical look: