Oh the “Galactically Famous” Linda Guenste stopped by not too long ago to “introduce” to me the idea of politics, global relations between political “parties” and the back asswards ideas that are involved. Linda has been with the Push Pull Print group 3 times now and has always delivered thought provoking creations. This includes both subject matter and the substrates they are placed on. Why should I be surprised when the same is held true for Push Pull Print III? I asked no questions when she dropped off a charcoal drawing of a monkey holding a physical tea-bag on a sheet of paper about 18 x 24. Title; “Occurro (which means counter) Evolution”
Counter Evolution……It was this title that “pulled” me away from my own head and forced me to tune in to what was going on around me outside. I tend to live in this world of invention and creation where thoughtful images organize themselves on a stage inside my head. A world only be seen by me until I can lay the thoughts on paper, canvas, sculpture or any form of visual communication. I would have to put my theatrical world on hold while I stepped outside for a few minutes to figure this out.
It didn’t take long for me to figure out that Linda is part genius. Not just this “Tea Party” reference, but her ideas and ability to visually demonstrate them in a way that just makes you stop. I got the opportunity to witness first hand a few weeks ago some of her paintings that were on t-shirts as art prints. They make you stop. They want you to understand. Their visual message is often not what you might think, but something that entirely makes sense perhaps in an abstract sense of thought. Could it be this abstract idea associated with the energy of objects that are familiar that forces our subconscious to stop and think? It’s as if we consciously think we understand, but our inner workings are thinking much deeper to search for her true message.
Check out her work at:
PUSH | PULL | PRINT III
is coming to Doylestown, PA
October 13, 2012 From 1-5PM
Estetiks – 5 S. Main Street
The House of Coffee – 22 North Main Street
Vine and Fig Tree Bistro – 19 East Sate Street (2-5PM)
For more info please call me 215-249-3625 or visit the artist group on Facebook