The Art stack: installed
NEW WORKS: BESIDES THE GARDEN
The show was successfully shot by Jenna Gard at the Walla Walla Foundry, prior to hanging. The diptych and the triptych are both composite photographs to show the work together. Although these are large works, they are no bigger then a wall in your home. The work has been an illuminating experience, making mural drawings in my studio for a show space.
This is a video by Bill Anderson.
New Works: Besides the Garden
graphite. 23k gold
3-5 opening, may 6 2015
Brasserie Four 4 east main Walla Walla
tuesday through saturday - lunch through dinner
April 28, 2015
June 27, 2015
By Dylan Farnum
The universe is pleased to announce the opening of Augusta Sparks Farnum's new body of work, "Besides the Garden" at Brasserie Four.
Augusta's new pieces explore the breeched greenhouse, the forced entry of the garden into the interior space. For Augusta, the interior space is understood to be the surrounding interior of our physical existence, the home, the office, the studio, the school, the restaurant. It is also the interior of our physiological existence, the heart, the lungs, the breasts, the kidneys, the womb, the brain.
Walking into her studio over these last six months conjures a dream memory of a humid summer adventure. Hacking through kudzu with a repurposed rebar machete, you find yourself in the unhinged doorway of a forgotten arboretum. The branches have sluiced through the cracks, winding around mullions, overpowering the shattered panes and gaps in the framing. Breaking and entering, filling the gaps, and encompassing the fractured room. They find the light, and redistribute their infinite branching. The garden has entered the building.
Brasserie Four presents:
the etched metal show
the smokey farris artist challenge
tuesday through saturday - lunch through dinner
november 4, 2014
january 5, 2015
exploring the ancient & dynamic surface of etched metal. come support the artists & their curiosity.
Melissa Christy, Augusta Sparks Farnum, Smokey Farris, Doug Gisi, Anne Haley, James Harley, Seymour King, Margaret Walters, Travis Weige, & Lynn Woolson. curated by Artist Claire Johnston.
all work is for sale, please contact Hannah MacDonald for more details & gift arrangements.
4 East Main Walla Walla Washington 99362 509.529.2011
2nd annual holiday art show
For this event I spent the fall working in 4 directions.
5 paintings, all from my work outdoors here at The Fern. I couldn't get enough of the idea around "polishing firewood," a great quote I once read.
More musings using the etched work I started with the Smokey Good Group, on engraved black walnut, with a nod to my dear friend Bear. These little etching & engravings were a bit like a poem, or an illustration you could hold in your hand.
This winter, I brought to the public, my hand painted leather mittens, art for the rugged invidualist. The children and I wear these regularly for dog walks and bike rides with beauty.
Lastly, I worked on a etched switched stainless steal plates, I have a feeling there will be more of these in my future. Dashed with my line & honoring the nasturtium.
Although this quick event has come and gone( it was only three days!) some of my million dollar ideas are listed in the shop. Ah yes, another step towards becoming a shop keeper.
The group show was a another great collection of Walla Walla artists work. The artist group has changed over the last year, and so has the art. I can't wait to see what's next.
ART WALLA 2014
Gallery show and 6x6 Event, Cavu Cellars
The Six by Six season has come. Althought the grab and go event has ended, a group gallery show at Cavu Cellars stays through the fall. ArtWalla thank you, for yet again, pulling off an outrageous event.
The work I submitted was from two places. Mainly from the extensive garden's of Beth Thiel and Brian Wolcott. Painted to honor the vigor many of us benifited from. Their family filled more land, then many of us have in Walla Walla, with tomatos to beets and everything in between to fill mouths, and freezers. Their work grown to fortify friends with illness. Their family altered many lives, with gifts of beauty and nutrition. How could I not be drawn to the rows of color and choas and generousity?
Secondly there was my neighbor's plum tree: the laying of fruit, grass, the ladders of support, and the juicy flesh. Oh my. The late treasures of summer insisted on color I rarely move toward, purple in its many hues.
The remaining painting, hanging in the Cavu Cellar's ART WALLA group show, speaks to my new mind. The past months intensive brought forth a new relationship with color. Not an element I am particularly known for, I am laying the ground work for this year's adventures. Spacially, still relying on my Photographic training, it is any thing but realistic. It is emotive and it is suggestive. Now, just imagine that 20 feet by 20 feet.
Well, now we're talking.
Cavu Cellars, 175 East Aeronca Avenue Walla Walla, Washington 99362
Intalled June 24 2014
The Bryant Street Barn VRBO
After Purchasing A morning's Walk, at the Telander Gallery, Walla Walla, Janet Byerly asked to have a small, some what airy drawing to assist in the installation. A month later, I finished the final glaze to find A garden of Transplants had grown into the place of white walls and minimal surroundings.
Stay there - it is truly lovely. http://www.vrbo.com/485602
May 7- June 21 2014
AUGUSTA FARNUM’S “EQUIVOCAL SPACE”, A BOTANICAL DRAWING INSTALLATION AND ATMOSPHERE PAINTINGS, OPENS AT TELANDER GALLERY IN WALLA WALLA WITH A RECEPTION THURSDAY, MAY 8TH, 5-7 PM
WALLA WALLA, WA - Walla Walla based artist Augusta Farnum opens “Equivocal Space”, an installation of new botanical drawings, abstract sculptural pieces, and atmosphere paintings. A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday May 8th, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Telander Gallery, 34 S. Colville Street in downtown Walla Walla. The show continues through June 21st.
“Whereas most art pays attention to creating an area of dominance, I am interested in equivocal space, whether it is the relationship inside an image or the viewer and the visuals relationship” says Farnum. Thus, in keeping with a true “installation,” Farnum created the large panels and abstract sculptural pieces to trigger a direction for onsite placement. Building a rumbling, and creeping in the gallery space, rather than presenting static, purely decorative pieces. Farnum addresses the question, “What if the visuals are the vehicle to make the room an equivocal space between life and art?”
Using polyphonics – the musical term referring to the building of independent parts that create a harmonious whole – as a muse, with traditional and utilitarian materials as a base line. “The work is created to weave into the layered collage that is life, space, time, thought.”
Farnum is researching mural work – she is currently studying mural technique through the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program– and a number of new pieces are like moveable murals.
Born in Massachusetts, Farnum received a B.A. in photography from Bard – she is a fourth generation photographer. She also studied at the Lacoste School of the Arts in Lacoste, France. She went on to receive awards for her photographic work while exploring other art mediums.
Her artistry also has been part of her business “Trafficking in Beauty” as a florist and landscape designer for restaurants and events.
In addition to her work as an artist, Farnum has been instrumental in a number of philanthropic and community endeavors: a founding member of the Carnegie Picture Lab, part of the Sherwood Garrison Creek Stream Restoration Project, artistic collaborator for the creation of CURB (Creating Urban Riparian Buffers) Program.
For more information please contact Kirsten Telander at 509-540-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Telander Gallery at www.telandergallery.com or on Facebook: Telander Gallery.
Walla Pop UP: Spring 2014
May 2 - May 25 2014
domesticated & undomesticated
In this series, the photographs move between the domesticated space and the undomesticated space.
My game: to construct, to organize, to categorize the polyphonic, and to always find a reason to look.
This is the second group show lead by Ben Lerchin and Lynn Woolson, and the first curated by Daniel Forbes. The show is woven together showing many of the Walla Walla art minds.
Open 11 - 7
Thursday - Sunday
Till May 25 2014
Place, Space, and Objects
December 5 2013 thru beginning January 2014
Walla Walla - An opening reception for the exhibit “Place, Space, and Objects” will be 5:30-7:30 pm December 5, 2013, at the Walla Walla Roastery, 920 A Street. This is on the same road as the WW airport, please follow the road and look to the right.
utilitarian creatives wish we could drink the ethereal like coffee
instead we feast on art
The show continues until January 2nd, 2014. Mary Ann Duffy’s ceramics are shown with Augusta Sparks Farnum’s atmosphere paintings and otherwise. The show is their first collaboration.
Chamber of Commerce: Atmosphere Paintings
December 1, 2013, and on going.
Augusta Sparks Farnum
Constructing art to redefine spaces, reflecting where I have been and where I want to be.
There are many rooms that do not call our attention to much of anything, but the task at hand.
The atmosphere paintings depict the light, at the end of the day, when anything is possible.
This public installation explores the ramifications of being immersed, and the shift that can occur.
The paintings are for sale, please contact the artist for details. Commissions are welcome. The work was made as part of the spring-summer solo show at AMO.
Pop-up Gallery Opening
November 29 - December 22 2013
Opening party: the day after thanksgiving, friday November 29, 2013
Gallery Hours: 11 am - 7 pm Thursday -Sunday
Closing party 3:00, December 22, 2013
Artists: Kyle Bond * Rachelle Bruce * Melissa Christy * Andrew Clark
Meredith Dedman * Augusta Farnum * Tricia Harding * Joanne Heppert
Ben Lerchin * Gary Meddaugh * Penny Michel * Colleen Monette
Beverly Nash * Kim Nemeth * Bill Rodgers * Stephanie Smith
Rachel Smith * Logan Thies * Sophia Titterton * Sherry Orchard
Crystal Walk * Elberta Wood * Dianna Woolley * Lynn Woolson
"Artists willing to venture out of the usual into the unknown." -Lynn Woolson, organizer
"Rejoice in color! It's OK to have a different opinion than the person standing next to you! Our responses to art are extremely personal and not always shared by everyone. Bring your kids. Pay attention to what they have to say. Start a conversation." -Ben Lerchin, Organizer
ArtWalla Squared: 6x6
October 4th 2013
67 artists and hundreds of original works of art will be featured at this lively event benefiting ArtWalla and its commitment to arts education. Friday evening includes a preview from 6-7 p.m.; 6X6 sale from 7-9 p.m.; silent auction from 6-8 p.m. To learn more visit www.artwalla.com.
This past winter there was the opportunity that changed my directional pull. "Yes," I said, to an unknown.
While building an installation in the AMO lavatory, walls were transformed into a multilevel experience. The top of the walls were painted in the light, the light that happens at the end of the day, when anything is possible. The bottom of the walls were an exploration into raw pencil and plaster drawings.
The two roomed, two themed, show was built in response to what I was learning inside the installation. In the AMO space Walls were built to encompass. Nooks where constructed. Alters were raised.
All this was juxtaposed with an illustrated journal sequence. A wink and a nudge, and a wee bit of "ah yes," the whole matter came along next door in a space called, Heaven.