dolankk has written 4 posts for Addle Ear Arts

Water, water, everywhere…

Water, water, everywhere… is Erika Blumenfeld’s current eco-centric exhibition at Women & Their Work, and it is truly jaw-dropping in its marriage of concept with craft. The internationally-exhibited Parsons graduate and Guggenheim Fellow has had singular opportunities to explore the natural world – and its changing face – through a residency at the McDonald Observatory, … Continue reading


Nick Cave: Hiding in Plain Sight

I’m a sucker for the monumentality of great beasts: big dogs, the Highland coos of Scotland, my cousin’s appaloosa, donkeys, even taxidermied bears. I suppose they make me feel small again, child-like, but definitely a little vulnerable. If allowed, I’ll nuzzle their coats, fondle their ears, and slap their dusty sides. Art museum docents usually … Continue reading

Violent Delights

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of viewing Ann Wood’s exhibition, Violent Delights, at Women & Their Work in Austin. The show combines two- and three-dimensional works: embroidered canvases surround a central tableau. Animals and conflict are unifying themes. The centerpiece sculpture features full-scale taxidermy forms coated in various crafting media: silk flowers, sticky, … Continue reading

Symptoms of Structure

Symptoms of Structure is a group show currently on exhibit at grayDUCK Gallery through July 15th. Becky Joye, Rebecca Rothfus, and Jason Webb interpret the modern landscape through two-dimensional mixed media that include drawing, gouache, stitching, collage, and acrylic paint. Becky Joye’s works on paper come from her current body of work, Amusement, which draws … Continue reading