|August 22, 2021|
|Zoom Video Conference|
Artist, Maggie Davis, doesn’t prescribe a story or tell you how you should feel. Maggie creates abstract images that encourage you to look and discover the story and emotions for yourself. At most, a title might suggest you look from a particular viewpoint. The rest is up to you, the viewer. I have realized just now that viewing abstract art is an act of creativity in itself. This is what I love about collaborating with visual artists and with the listeners. Together we create and share stories together. Then, I get to take that as inspiration for the piano music I improvise.I’m excited to be inspired by Maggie’s paintings and what you, the listener and observer, has to say about them on Sunday, August 22, at 11 am PST.
After last month’s event, guest artist Alfred DePew wrote this after sharing his portrait paintings with me and the audience.
I was just thinking about how much unfolded around each one of the images — the feeling of the viewer gave me new insight into the person in the portrait and then your music added a whole other dimension and more insight into what I saw in the sitter and what I was trying to express about the sitter — and together — or all three of them, looking at the image while you played — they made for a very rich experience. I’m not sure I’m describing it well — there was a kind of overlay or mingling or interpenetration of sense impressions — image — word — music — which served to amplify what lay at the heart of the image, and in some sense the essence of the person portrayed that the image or words or music alone couldn’t quite encompass.
So grateful for the whole experience and for another chance to co-create with you in community.
Your Stories Told in Music is an interactive online musical experience (interaction is optional). Listeners are invited to share current experiences of life, intentions, and memories. During the event, Maggie will be sharing some of her paintings. What you, the listener and Maggie share about her paintings will inspire my musical answer or re-creation.
Guest Artist, Maggie Davis
Maggie Davis has been painting for 45 years. Originally from eastern Long Island, Davis lived on the periphery of the New York art scene in the early 1960s where she was exposed to an eclectic array of works by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, and Andrew Wyeth. Migrating to Miami in 1968 to earn a BFA in studio art and Tampa for an MFA in painting, Davis eventually arrived in Atlanta. She has been a resident fellow at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Science, a Resident Fellow at the Atlanta Contemporary art Center. Collaborative projects include a performative drawing installation for Lauri Stallings glo residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia. She has presented at numerous conferences about her work, most recently the Conference for Global Transformation 2021. Her work is represented by the Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta.
“What is important now is to recover our senses. We must learn to see more, to hear more, to feel more. In place of a hermeneutics we need an erotica of art.”
Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation
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Register for other upcoming events
List of Events on Zoom
- Sun, Sep 19 | 11 am-1 pm PST
- Sun, Oct 17 | 11 am-1 pm PST
- Sun, Nov 14 | 11 am-1 pm PST – Marget Ayer
Craig will record this event and portions may be shared publicly. However, any portions shared that identify you in any way will only be shared with your permission.