Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Resin Coated Works Professionally Shot
I was privileged to have my works photographed by the photographer Lee Hunter. I've been photographing my work with my crappy cheap camera with no lighting equipments, so those who have been following me on computer screen over the years may see the difference in quality of the photos. Shooting the works with epoxy coating can get quite technical, but she was able to figure out how to manage the reflections and glares.
Triptych: each panel is 15x30 inches and about 2 inches deep. The entire set measures 30x45 inches. FOR SALE! Photographed by Lee Hunter
Photographed by Lee Hunter
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
This is cited from the actual page. Texts by Gennielynn Martin.
Momoko Sudo at the Center on Contemporary Art July 9th - August 8th, 2009
Momoko Sudo’s exhibition at CoCA saturates the gallery with an ambiance of quietude and poise while simultaneously stimulating one’s imagination. The 26 works showcasing Sudo’s talent as painter and collagist highlight the compassionate and courageous manner in which she expresses herself.
Sudo’s collages, measuring between 9”x 9” and 18”x18”, embrace serenity, tranquility and play. Surrounded by Sudo’s line-scape works, the collages enjoy the rich colors and the variety of shapes of their components. Neither cluttered nor busy, their spirit and temperament evidence unity, certainty, and wisdom.
After the delicate colorful papers are shaped, areas painted, and found objects applied, the collages are coated with layers of resin varnish. In some works this final step calls attention to the elements while in others like Palace Night, the materials are intentionally veiled beneath a lingering fog, whispering to the viewer and artist that they have been transformed into a state of well being, never to be disturbed again.
Sudo’s larger line-scape paintings are all-embracing. When following the numerous thin lines strategically flowing and waving serenely across a canvas of once uncharted territory, one may find themselves being drawn into those invisible, immobile spaces on the canvas which the artist did not disrupt, choosing instead to leave them to be steeped in nature's own light. This is where the artist's gift for perfection becomes evident. It's here where she has fused the art of motion and stillness into one entity.
The Center On Contemporary Art, with its composed, picturesque setting looking across the blue waters of the Puget Sound, provides an appropriate setting with Ms. Sudo's quiet and thoughtful works.
COCA curator and former president Joseph Roberts with some of Momoko Sudo's collages. Photo: G. Martin
- Gennielynn Martin, 8.5.2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Hello from California!
As of May 2009 I no longer live in the WRONG city in a wrong state. I’ve had it and don’t even want to type the name of the wrong city! Let’s just not talk about it. I am now in "Bay Area" of California, still browsing the area.
Walnut Creek, CA 2009 ( Click here for more images in Flickr)
A Cat Who Crossed the Continent
I know some people take their cats with them when they move. But I am sure not so many people put a wild stray screaming dirty cat in a car and drive 3,100 miles for six days through broiling hot southern desert states near Mexican borders. A litter box was a new thing to this poor little old creature, and being contained in a vehicle with this distressed cat certainly pushed me to the edge. By the time I reached the destination the cat, Lulu, looked so weak, confused, and all the friendliness was totally gone. The cat was scared to death, and it appeared the end of the world was near.
My host family generously allowed Lulu to live in their backyard. Then Lulu vanished shortly after. I didn’t see her one night and then the following days I didn’t see the cat. As I made an effort to find her I also prepared that I would never see the cat again, considering how confusing and stressful it might have been to the cat who is estimated 17 years of age and never left a small section of the tropical residential area all her life. I regretted that I took her with me this far. “If I left her in the land she had lived all her life, she did not have to die like this,” I reasoned.
Just as I slowly processed those feelings, Lulu abruptly came back. I suppose she had to explore the area before feeling safe. Now Lulu is a happy elderly Californian outside cat.
I have some adjustments to make to the unfamiliar climate I had never experienced before. I am dressed as if I am in February NYC in one moment, and in a matter of hours, suddenly I must take off (nearly) all clothes because it is now hot. Climate here is an irregularly alternating micro-summer and micro-winter, and on top of that, nearby cities may have different temperatures as different as 20 degrees. While I lived in the humid wrong city, foot powder was one of the most important products for me, but here I don’t even think about it because of its dry climate here. And it doesn’t rain. This climate appears to be a very uncomfortable place for mosquitoes.
My work studio has not been fully set up yet. This is a photo taken from my temporary rental studio that is built far backyard of an artist's home.Yes, the studio comes with a swimming pool, garden, and two black cats with yellow eyes.
I've booked some art fairs for June and am working on more in the following months. Calender here.
I can't tell you how I like California so far. I am still trying to figure that out. It hasn't been even a month since my arrival - too short of time to conclude such a thing. On the other hand, I haven't been able to find anything particularly to complain about. And if I ever have to complain about something, people here understand English!Walnut Creek, CA 2009