Bicycle Thieves

11 06 2011

It was the nineteen fifties. The suburbs. Septic tanks. Cape Cod houses. Row on row. New schools. Bullies. Mad boys. Black and white television. Aerials. Dogs running free. Pond hockey. Cigarettes. Teenage crushes. Bicycle Thieves. And death.

Hariette Garellick

11 06 2011

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A lot of Hariette’s work is painting. And I did not want to focus on that. But if you want to see some of her remarkable work check out her address above.

What I was interested in was her use of the icon of Einstein. I can’t resist certain iconic figures, in particular Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Bogart and Hitler. So I have a series of Einsteins here and I added one of my own.

Below you will see a portion of Ms. Garellick’s artist’s statement.

Hariette has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout Los Angeles, as well as in Philadelphia and in Gothenberg, Sweden. Her artwork is collected by prestigious private collectors in the US and Europe.

Her work is narrative and very theatrical, in a style inspired by her background prior career. Before beginning to paint, Hariette was a renowned stage actress in her native Sweden. She performed in more than 60 productions at Sweden’s foremost theaters including the famed Stockholm Stadsteater. She appeared in plays written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, and starred alongside contemporaries such as Max Von Sydow.

After marrying an American, moving to the United States and raising a family, Hariette refocused her creative abilities and passion on the art of painting.

When it comes to her art, Hariette says:

“I search for the core. I struggle, focus and do the work. I look at it, and it looks back at me. The process probably has its mystique. I strive to achieve a strong artistic statement, and to reach viewers by eliciting a response.”

Maureen Brouillette

11 06 2011

‘I enjoy combining acrylic paint with collage of my own paintings, photos, and drawings, to make a personal statement. My work usually combines architectural images with abstract shapes and organic line-work. My intent is to use recognizable subject matter in a slightly ambiguous way, because I would like the final piece to be open to individual interpretation.’ – Brouillette

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My mother used to say that if you cannot say something nice about a person don’t say anything at all. I should probably shut up. Ms Brouillette is a respected, successful, and accomplished art teacher and art judge.

But to my mind, the work that I look at is polished and pretentious. It is artsy and awful. I wouldn’t doubt that it graced the walls of accountant board rooms. It is passive and flacid. She is prolific. But so are rabbits.

Mom isn’t happy with me now.