Saturday, June 8, 2013
Three generations of artists who use triangles and diamond shapes: Eva Slater, Miriam Slater and Erin Carmean.
Art is truly "all in the family". Eva Slater, her daughter Miriam Slater and her grandaughter Erin Slater Carmean all incorporate interlocked triangles and diamond forms in their art, but in a manner that is unique to each artist. The paintings at the top by Eva Slater are done with oil paints on panel in the 1950's and 60's. The table and letter box (done in lacquer and acrylic on wood in the 1980's) are by Miriam Slater and the intricate zen mandalas are by Erin Carmean more recently.
Eva Slater did two woodblock prints, one of a poinsettia flower in various colors. She especially loved yellow poinsettias one of which is featured in the top print. Also shown is a study drawing for the print series as well as a richly colored drawing of a poinsettia that relates to this series.
Monday, August 1, 2011
In the late 1940's Eva Slater collaborated with another student to create a movie for a class project. In these stills Eva's taste for minimalism and simplicity can clearly be seen.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Eva Slater's drawing of the San Jacinto mountains has been included in Leo Mallette's beautiful book on Rancho Mirage, a resort area near Palm Springs. It is loaded with old photos including ones of lots of celebrities and is a fascinating book about part of California's history.