im-age ar´chae-ol´o-gy™, [im-ij] [ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee], n. 1. The systematic recovery by artistic methods of imagery within the ground of a painting. 2. A dig into the surface ground with the butt of a paintbrush to imprint an image. 3. The space between the figure and the ground from which emerges a skeletal impression of an image. 4. A constant searching for the middle ground through the application of paint and projected thought that culminated into a work of art.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
|USA, Joan Marie Giampa, 12 x 12 inch panels, tryptich, 2013|
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Thursday, September 26, 2013
I think I am "returning to zero" to quote Robert Redford...
"Q: You have this concept that you call "returning to zero." What does that mean?
To refresh yourself, you stop and say, "OK, I'm going to take some time off and rethink, and pretend that I'm just starting out again and look at things freshly for the first time." It gives you a kind of energy. It's recharging, and it allows you to keep taking chances rather than getting safe with the ones you've taken."
Source: Matthew Rothschild. "Robert Redford Interview." The Progressive. 6/02/2009. pg. 35.
I remember what it felt like to paint "Dreams". I was 16 and the song "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac had a huge influence on my work. I was trying to paint my "crystal visions". It was magical and I had a passion to "dive" into the canvas--to paint color.
I want to feel all those feelings again and remove the debris in my mind--cluttered mounds of aesthetic criticism from years of exposure and attempt. I paint as I have always painted--for me! That sums it up. I paint for me!
This new image is called "Storms". I guess it sums up what I am feeling lately. I am in the process of making some big life changes that will alter my destiny. They say there comes a time when we choose in life as to whether or not we are going to be a "master" or "slave" of our destiny. I am focused on neither at the moment. And for the first time in many years, I am not thinking so much about destiny. I am focusing on the present--"I am returning to zero"!
Friday, July 19, 2013
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Friday, June 21, 2013
The opening is from 6-8 pm. There will be a special sneak preview in the small gallery with works by Jeremy Kunkel. Jeremy is a former student of Dr. Giampa's at Northern Virginia Community College where he studied color. Jeremy will have a solo show at the Caboose in November, 2013.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
|The Bridge, 1993, Joan Marie Giampa|
|Looping Process, 2004, Joan Marie Giampa|
Its a looping process kind of like the fibonacci spiral. But the question remains, do we need to create a language to be abstract. I think not. I think that a language evolves as the artist evolves and every stroke, color, and texture extruded speaks a truth that is individual to the artist.