Tuesday, January 11, 2022

2022 NEW WORK

 I love this time of year because it is so quiet that I finally can really focus on being in the studio. Not only is there work to pick up on, such as the pieces that I left partially done from art camp this September, but also so much behind the scenes work, i.e. photos, records, updating blob/website.

I replaced my old Renaii heater in my sculpture studio with a new beauty that heats so well I am working mostly out there. And being surrounded by all my wooden sculptures has made me acutely aware that they need refurbishing -- taking them apart and sanding the metal rods along with buffing the wood (and occasionally replacing a piece of wood). At first I thought this very unprofessional -- to have to take such physical care of an art piece, but then I realized that they are simply organic and need tending to. Accepting one's work as it is is important.


        waves quartet 2021 //  encaustic & paint stick on paper on birch panels (4) 6"x6"x1.75" // $500


 



           light quartet 2021 // encaustic & paint stick on paper on birch panels (4) 6"x6"x1.75" // $500






   sky quartet 2021 // encaustic & paint stick on paper on birch panels (4) 6"x6"x1.75" // $500




eleven circles 2021 // encaustic assemblage w/found objects on birch panel 8"x6"x1" // $220

four marbles 2021 // encaustic assemblage w/found objects on birch panel 8"x6"x1" // $220



six shells 
2022 // encaustic assemblage w/found objects on birch panel 19"x10
"x1" // $400


Atlantic 138  (
2022) // found wood, metal rod, beeswax & encaustic 15"x15"x8" 
 // $450


Thursday, December 2, 2021

Collage Paintings (oil/medium size)

                          


COLLAGE PAINTINGS
[medium sizes here .. see "large works" and "small treasures" for others]
Contact artist via email for info & sales: alexbottinelli@gmail.com

Collages have been the mainstay of my work — this makes good sense given it was the first art memory I have as a young child — cutting up the Sears & Roebuck catalogue and laying out an imaginary domestic life...this has evolved forward toward interweaving memory and the iconic, with images of domestic life remaining strong.

                                 

flight 2020 // collage painting w/oil on plywood board 12”x10”x1” // $350 TRADED


young witches 2020 // collage painting w/oil on Masonite board 11.5”x13.5x6”// $400




oh man 2018 // collage painting w/oil on wood panel // 12”x12”x1″ // $350


god herself 2018 // collage painting w/oil on wood panel // 12”x12”x1″ // $350




                                                                       oh woman  2018 // collage painting w/oil on wood panel // 12”x12”x1″ // $350 SOLD


                                                                                                                

black lives matter  2018 // collage painting w/oil on wood panel // 12”x12”x1″ // $350

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lightness of being (pens) 2018 // collage w/oil on paper on panel //14x14x1"// $400o


naked  2018 // collage w/oil on wood panel //14x14x1" // $400



boys at the beach  2018 // collage w/oil on wood panel //14x14x1" // $400


falling  2019 // collage w/oil on wood panel //10x8x1" // $250



six horses  2018 // collage w/oil on wood panel //10x8x1" // $250


crow 2018 // collage w/oil on wood panel //10x8x1" // $250



number nine  2018 // collage w/oil on wood panel // 14x14x1"// $400



manna 2018 // collage w/oil on wood panel // 14x14x1"// $400



Dylan and other friends 2018 // collage w/oil on wood panel //14x14x1"// $400


ticket to Florence 2016 // collage w/oil on paper on panel //14x14x1"// $400

home 2016 // collage w/oil on paper on panel //14x14x1"//  $450 SOLD Kent/2019
                                    

 big wheels // 2013 // collage w/oil on paper on board//12x10x1"// $320



 eleven fish & maiden // 2014 // collage w/oil on paper on board//12x9x1"// $320


in praise  
in praise of van Gogh // 2014 // collage w/oil on paper on panel //14x14x1"// $400

she's an artist // 2015// collage w/oil on paper on panel //14x14x1"// $400

eight women & two angels // 2015 // collage w/oil on paper on panel //10x18x1"// $380



 forgiveness // 2013 // collage w/oil on paper w/gold leaf on panel //11x11x1"// $320





 in praise of Giacometti // 2010 // collage w/oil on panel //13x13x1"// $370

  in praise of Dylan Thomas // 2011 // collage w/oil on panel //14x11x1"// $360

 naked sea // 2011 // collage w/oil on panel //13x13x1"// $370

 in praise of Diane Arbus (young couple) // 2011 // collage w/oil on panel //10x10x1"// $300




 woman w/antlers 1 // 2012 // collage w/oil on panel //14x14x2"// $400

 mother & child /2012 // collage w/oil on panel //14x14x2"// $400

parrot // 2011 // collage w/oil on panel //14x14x2"// $400

tower // 2002 // collage w/oil on panel // 13x13x1" // $370

blue leaves // 2004 // collage w/oil on panel // 14x11x1" // $360



girl and bear// 2004 // collage w/oil on panel // 14x11x1" // $360

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Most Interesting Shows


Contact Alexandra via email for info & sales: alexbottinelli@gmail.com


Art at the Kent, Calais, Vermont

reVision: 17 Vermont artists stretch the limit of ordinary perception

Fall 2019

 
Varujan Boghosian

 Alexandra Bottinelli

Gail Boyajian

Joe Chirchirillo

Benjamin Davis

Chris Groschner

Kelly Holt

Duncan Johnson

Matt Neckers

Walter Newman

W. David Powell

Marcus Ratliff

Delia Robinson

 Jessica Scriver

Kristina Snook

Diane Sophrin 

Peter Thomashow 


70+ Gereotrancendence

Spring 2019, curated by William T. Ramage

77 Gallery, Rutland, Vermont

from Seven Days, May 8, 2019

...I think we're the most interesting and creative generation," Ramage went on...."But we got the 'irresponsible' label. We're the bridge from the modern to the postmodern world, and you needed that kind of wacky and wild transition." In a curatorial statement, Ramage further explains, "If you were born between 1938 and 1949 ... this makes you a participant, whether you resisted, were unaware, ignored, bore witness, contributed or actively participated at the heated core of a culture redefining itself.

"Many of us who are now 70-plus were the unwittingly iconoclastic youth that challenged, dismantled and inventively replaced what was a culture that had outlived its viability," he continues. Ramage suggests that the youth of the '50s, '60s and '70s were countercultural not because of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, "but because they were the impassioned pioneers exploring the uncharted frontier of a new era that ran counter to the prevailing culture."

Ramage's idea that his generation's legacy is one of cultural empathy is worth considering. After all, we're still talking about it, singing its songs, and revisiting its politics and rebellion.

from Times Argus, April 13, 2019

Those who grew up during the Great Depression and fought World War II are often referred to as the Greatest Generation. Rutland artist Bill Ramage calls the generation born between 1938 and 1949 the “Exceptional Generation,” suggesting that in coming of age in the wake of war, beginning as young people, “they challenged, dismantled, and inventively replaced a culture that had outlived its viability.”

In organizing “70+: Gero-Transcendence,” the exhibit currently on display at 77Art in Rutland, Ramage sought to celebrate this generation and its contributions. The exhibit, which opened this past weekend with more than 300 in attendance, features the work of 75 Vermonters more than 70 years of age. As varied as their creators, the offerings are quirky and transcendent, representational and wildly experimental, gorgeous and disturbing.



..Burlington [sic] artist Alexandra Bottinelli’s work also reflects the freedoms embraced by this generation, working in many mediums as evidenced in two of her collages with oil on paper, “Children Playing” and “outdoors (twentieth century mythology),” each a deep dive of symbolism and irony.