“just be wonderful”

From childhood stories of beached whales to having her work acquired by MoMA, New York based artist Petah Coyne and I cover it all! To say that this episode has been a game-changer for my own artwork would be a massive understatement. This amazing woman lit a fire under me, and I have a sneaking suspicion she’s going to do the same thing to you! Listen right up there underneath Petah installing her work at Galerie Lelong in New York, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts / Spotify.

First up, here are the images I posted the first time I wrote about Petah a couple of months ago:

The peacocks! I mean, I am in awe. Again.

This is “Dante’s Daphne”. Petah and I didn’t talk about it, but she mentions it in the fabulous video she did with SFMoMA so I thought I’d pop in here for you to see:

Sigh. The detail she puts into each piece astounds me.

Oooh, and this… this is the piece MoMA acquired {that was one of my favorite stories from this episode!}:

I’d love to stand under this beauty so that I could just really, really LOOK.

So yes, Petah often works with found objects and wax, but just look at these absolutely stunning glass pieces:

Gasp! I saw these at “Glasstress” in Venice a few years ago, but didn’t realize who the artist was. When I started down the ‘Petah Coyne rabbit hole’ before I wrote about her last month, I came across these images and realized I actually have seen her work in person! They were breathtaking. Clearly.

Next, I had to include some of her photography as well. These are actually a little more recent than her original photographs from her undergrad. I believe these are from the late 90’s early, 2000’s:

Aren’t they lovely? See, everything Petah does has a bit of magic to it!

And finally, let’s finish up with a whole bunch of birds… some of which were smuggled out of Canada {shhhhh}:

Love, love, love! I cannot even begin to express how much this episode meant to me and the progression of my own artwork. Thank you so much to Petah for being so warm, generous, brilliant and wise; and of course, thank YOU for listening. There will be more ART FOR YOUR EAR next weekend.

Other Links:

  1. Petah on Instagram
  2. Galerie Lelong & Co, NYC
  3. SVA (School of Visual Art, NYC)
  4. Alice Aycock, Artist
  5. Donna Dennis, Artist
  6. Jodi Pinto, Artist
  7. Kenji Fujita, Artist
  8. Daisy Patton, Artist
  9. SFMoMA video with Petah {so good!}
  10. New York Times – Art section
  11. Whitney Museum of American Art
  12. The Brooklyn Museum
  13. MoMA
  14. Toby Lewis, Collector
  15. Strand Book Store, NYC
  16. Chanel
  17. My latest work

 

From childhood stories of beached whales to having her work acquired by MoMA, New York based artist Petah Coyne and I cover it all! To say that this episode has been a game-changer for my own artwork would be a massive understatement. This amazing woman lit a fire under me, and I have a sneakingRead Moreart for your ear : podcast, contemporary, installation, photography, sculptureThe Jealous CuratorRead More

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