I have a soft spot for paper. While my hand was injured, I kept sane by sewing papers together with a sewing machine, and this show at Bellevue Art Museum, about all the ways you never thought to use cut paper, really spoke to me. I’ve been thinking about how to expand my paintings as […]
At the height of my hand injury, I was going stir crazy about not making art, not knowing when I would be able to make art, not having control with my painting hand, and not even being able to write properly. My writing looked like a child’s. I decided to keep busy making things, in
July 5, 1948 Arshile Gorky is released from the hospital following his car accident, wearing a leather and metal collar that leaves his painting arm immobilized. His wife Agnes (nicknamed Mougouch) later writes: After the accident, everything was awful as far as Gorky was concerned. Everything just collapsed. When he came home he had to
June 26, 1948 Arshile Gorky is seriously injured in a car accident after gallery owner Julien Levy loses control of his car. The car skids on the rainy road, plummets down a hill, and turns over. The impact breaks Gorky’s neck and collarbone, and he spends more than a week at the hospital in traction.