SITE NEWS———–4/25/15

IN THE STUDIO WITH NANCY WORTHINGTON
Blog by Karen Schiffman
http://artfulamphora.com/2015/03/in-the-studio-with-nancy-worthington/

 

 

 

SITE NEWS————2/25/15

Palm Springs Art Museum’s Contemporary Arts Council (CAC) will hold an Art Salon in Nancy Worthington’s Studio on April 16. Nancy Worthington’s controversial artwork “The Crossing” will be featured in this event.

cac salon

 

SITE NEWS————-(01/08/15)

Friday, January 16

Group Show Opening: “Icons”

ELVIS ROCKS
NANCY WORTHINGTON

Featuring the powerful and iconic imagery of Hollywood, Old Palm Springs, and Americana by Curry Mendes, Jana Nicole, Dan Rey, Elaine Sigwald and Nancy Worthington. Artist Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Show runs thru Feb. 9.

SITE NEWS————-(01/08/15)

 SCWCA ARTIST REGISTRY

 
Featured this month is the Artist Registry page for current member Nancy Worthington. Her image “Prayer in the Sky” is on the right.  

 

 

 

IN THE STUDIO WITH NANCY WORTHINGTON

Coming Soon….

  

SITE NEWS————-(9/22/11)

NANCY WORTHINGTON’S art to be exhibited in upcoming
international exhibition “Her Presence in Colours X” in Vietnam in June 2012. Worthington is one of 14 artists representing the United States
in this landmark exhibition with her artwork, “A Prayer In The Sky”.

“A Prayer In The Sky” webpage: http://www.domjoy.com/a-prayer-in-the-sky-her-presence-in-colors-x/

Link to Vietnam site: http://www.art-her.com/Vietnam%202012%20-%20Web/Index-Vietnam%202012.htm


SITE NEWS————-(6/28/11)

NANCY WORTHINGTON’S art is featured in a new art history book
by art historian Susan Platt:  “ART AND POLITICS NOW–Cultural
Activism in a Time of Crisis”

Nancy Worthington: Subversive Games
Women War and Imperialism
pages 117 to 120

Click on link to view chapter

Link to Dr. Susan Platt’s website, “Art and Politics Now”

SITE NEWS————-(3/19/11)

NANCY WORTHINGTON’S CREATIVE WINE LABEL “PLANET PLUTO” INTEVIEW WITH WINEMAKER CLARK SMITH ON YOUTUBE.  Click on link to view interview.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTGqCAIH5k0


SITE NEWS————-(11/02/09)
NANCY WORTHINGTON’S  POWERFUL SOCIAL COMMENTARY ARTWORK, “LA FRONTERA (The Border)” juried into and featured into American Art Collector, Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA, 2009 Edition.

“La Frontera” depicts callous treatment of Mexican workers in the USA.The fence symbolizes conflicting attitudes toward immigration. Young female workers must submit to Gardasil vaccinations becoming Guinea pigs for drug manufacturers. The chained dog represents thinly veiled negative ethnic stereotypes.  I create art  which facilitates change through awareness for a more humane world.

SEE “LA FRONTERA”

SITE NEWS————-(08/02/09)

NANCY WORTHINGTON’S POWERFUL SOCIAL COMMENTARY ARTWORK
“THE POLICE STATE-PART I (You Have The Right To Remain Silent”
will be exhibited in the CONTROL EXHIBITION at SOMArts Cultural Center.

This all-women show, presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art was juried by The Guerrilla Girls West.

In light of the arrest of Dr. Gates on July 16, 2009 at his home by Police Sgt. Crowley, and the escalation of this incident to national attention, “The Police State” created by Ms. Worthington in 1992 is extremely relevant in today’s world.

CONTROL
August 6 – 27, 2009
SOMArts Main Gallery, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA
Opening Reception, Thursday, August 6, 6-9 P.M.
Gallery Hours, Tuesday-Friday, 2-7 P.M., Saturday 12-5 P.M.

SEE ‘THE POLICE STATE PART I”

SITE NEWS————-(02/11/09)

NANCY WORTHINGTON ARTWORK ACCEPTED INTO
SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART’S PERMAMENT COLLECTION

“Not Some Random Thoughts”, a book-art mixed-media double triptych work by Nancy Worthington, 2’h x 2′(h) x 8′(w) x 6″(d), © 1998. The work comprises both commentary and observations by the artist from 1980 to 1998 and is a sardonic and satirical view of everyday life.


SEE ‘NOT SOME RANDOM THOUGHTS”


SITE NEWS _______________________________(12/04/08)

MILLS COLLEGE ART MUSEUM ACCEPTS WORTHINGTON ARTWORKS
INTO ITS PERMANENT COLLECTION

Four artworks by Nancy Worthington, M.F.A., www.domjoy.com  were accepted into the permanent collection of the Mills College Art Museum in November 2008. The permanent collects benefits the public as well as art students at Mills College, who study the permanent collection as part of their academic experience.

“Subconscious Dualities”, a series of three framed limited edition hand-colored original lithographic prints, © 1976 by Nancy Worthington, and “Gateway to Hope” © 2007 a collaged limited edition print by Nancy Worthington were accepted into the collection.

SEE THE “SUBCONSCIOUS DUALITIES IMAGES”

SEE “GATEWAY TO HOPE”

SITE NEWS _______________________________(4/8/08)

NANCY WORTHINGTON TO EXHIBIT “RED” IN BANNED AND RECOVERED–ARTISTS RESPOND TO CENSORSHIP

San Francisco Center for the Book
August 15 to November 26

RED“© 2008 by Nancy Worthington, www.domjoy.com
Mixed-media interactive kinetic wall relief with sound
8 ft. (length) x 4ft (height) x 10ft(depth)

RED“, an allegorical romp though Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s frightening tale Little Red Cap (better known as Little Red Riding Hood). In my artwork, RED, the themes of deception, disguise, fear, intrigue, sexism, predator vs. prey, victor vs. vanquished, and the theme of rescue are now transformed to the 21st Century 2008 political landscape. Little Red Riding Hood is now Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama becomes the duality of both the Wolf and the Woodsman and Bill Clinton is the Mother/Grandmother. Created specfically for this invitational exhibition, the artwork is constructed to look like an open book, hinged in the middle. Through the use of a series of brightly colored three-dimensional scenes containing playful objects and interactive games, I lead the viewer/participant through the revised narrative.

Banned & Recovered–artists respond to censorshop
San Francisco Center for the Book
and the African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Hanna Regev, curator
San Francisco Center for the Book
August 15 to November 26
opening reception: Friday, August 15, 6–8pm
gallery hours: Mon–Fri, 10–5; Sat 12–4
300 De Haro Street, 16th Street entrance
San Francisco 415.565.0545 www.sfcb.org

SEE THE IMAGE of “RED”

SEE THE YOUTUBE VIDEO

BANNED & RECOVERED SITE

SITE NEWS _______________________________(4/8/08)

NANCY WORTHINGTON’S ARTWORK GATEWAY TO HOPE

CENSORED FROM BEIJING EXHIBIT

Worthington’s artwork “Gateway to Hope”, accepted into the International Women’s Artists Exhibiton, Her Presence in Colours VIII-Beijing 2008, April 11-25 at the China National Art Gallery, was censored by the China National Censorship Board .

On March 25, 2008 I received an e-mail from The Conservatory of Fine Arts, sponsors of the Beijing Exhibit that my artwork “Gateway to Hope” was censored from the exhibition. (The artwork was accepted in October 2007.)I created this work specifically for the exhibition which is entitled “Dream of Peace”. I was told that “Gateway to Hope” was rejected because of its political context. Works by other artists which contained political content (opposition to the Iraqi war, Palestinian-Israeli conflict) were left in the show. My belief is that “Gateway to Hope” was censored because it contained an image of the Statue of Liberty, which I used as a symbol of hope.

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
SANTA ROSA. CALIFORNIA
THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2008
CHRIS SMITH

EYE OF THE CENSOR: Another local artist named Nancy favors a more political brand of expression.
Sebastopol’s Nancy Worthington can be pointedly provocative. But she insists the piece she submitted to a current international exhibit in Beijing was intended simply as an expression of hope for friendship between the United States and China.
Shortly before the show opened at the China National Art Gallery, an e-mail informed her that censors had banned her piece because of its “political context.”
To see the artwork, go to Site News at www.domjoy.com. Worthington suspects that what set off the censors was her image of the Statue of Liberty, not a symbol communist China wants on display.Worthington’s sense is that instead of becoming more open in response to the international pressure being heaped on them in advance of the Olympics, Chinese authorities “are going in the opposite direction.”

See The Artwork

See The Chinese Website

See The YouTube Video

SITE NEWS _______________________________(10/21/07)

NANCY WORTHINGTON CHOSEN TO EXHIBIT ARTWORKS IN CHINA

Worthington will exhibit new artworks in Beijing China in 2008 in the International Women Artisit’s Exhibition — Her Presence in Colours VIII

SITE NEWS _______________________________(3/24/07)

NANCY WORTHINGTON TO EXHIBIT IN PARIS, FRANCE

Worthington to exhibit 3 new artworks from her latest series, “God Commanded”at the Espace Chalet-Victoria in Paris during the month of May 2007.

SITE NEWS _______________________________(1/1/06)

Potentially Harmful: The Art of American Censorship
at Georgia State University, January 10 — March 10, 2006

Georgia State University announces the exhibition Potentially Harmful: The Art of American Censorship scheduled for early 2006 in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery.

Featured artists: Dread Scott, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sue Coe, Lynda Benglis, Andres Serrano, Karen Finley, Alma Lopez, John Trobaugh, John Jota Leaos, Benita Carr, Anita Steckel, Renee Cox, Gayla Lemke, Marilyn Zimmerman, John Sims, The Critical Art Ensemble, Eric Fischl, Tom Forsythe, Nancy Worthington, David Avalos, Scott Kessler, Louis Hock and Elizabeth Sisco.

A 150-page catalogue will document the exhibition, with essays by Richard Meyer, Svetlana Mintcheva, Andrew Cohen, Susan Richmond, Jon Lewis, Faith Wilding and Michael Landau with Lisa Kincheloe. “Moving beyond the shock factor of provocative art, we present art and ideas that may be viewed as controversial while encouraging an open dialogue about the vital role of freedom in creative expression,” says exhibition curator and gallery director Cathy Byrd.

The project is funded by a major grant from The Andrew Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts with considerable local support from the Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, and the Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Artists and Scholars Fund, the College of Law, the Ethics Center, Women’s Studies, African American Studies, the Department of Communications and additional private donors.

Contact: Cathy Byrd at cathybyrd@gsu.edu / 404.651.0489 /www.gsu.edu/artgallery
Digital images available on request.

Click here to see NY Times article

SITE NEWS _______________________________(12/12/05)

A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE?

This short film entitled “A Conspiracy of Silence?” about Nancy Worthington is an intimate look into her life and works, in a candid and intimate interview filmed by Dan Villava. To view this film, press the VIDEOS button on the left of this page.

SITE NEWS _______________________________(11/28/05)

NANCY WORTHINGTON’S CENSORED SCULPTURE, “THE CROSSING” FROM HER “GEORGE DUBYA SERIES” to be exhibited at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery,
Georgia State University, Atlanta, January 10 – March 10, 2006 in Potentially Harmful: The Art of American Censorship.

Site News !!!______________________(11/25/05)

NANCY WORTHINGTON TO BE LISTED IN: WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA, 60th Diamond Edition, 2006

Site News !!!______________________(4/2/05)

“PEANUTS ON PARADE-IT’S YOUR TOWN CHARLIE BROWN”, SUMMER 2005
DESIGN BY ARTIST NANCY WORTHINGTON SPONSORED BY EYE CARE INSTITUTE of SANTA ROSA, CA

Click here for more information


NANCY WORTHINGTON TO EXHIBIT HER ART
AT GALLERIE TONDINELLI IN ROME, ITALY


Click here for more information

______________________Site News (7/14/04)

NANCY WORTHINGTON TO HOST EXCLUSIVE STUDIO TOUR

of her censored “Geroge Dubya” series of interactive artworks to benefit the Oakmont Democratic Club’s phoneback drive (to swing states) to defeat Bush.
Click here for more information

_____________________________Site News (1/16/04)

WORTHINGTON featured in new hardcover book, 100 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS Volume 1, World of Art Books, Stockholm, Sweden, 2003

“THE BEST ARTISTS IN OUR GENERATION”Petru Russe, Publisher

Click here to see book.

____________________________________Site News (6/10/03)

Worthington’s Texas Bull-y I and II posters featured in NYC exhibits. Art Against War poster show in 2 sites from June 9-27th: NY Arts Space, Soho and the Macy Gallery, Colombia University.


TEXAS BULL-Y Prints signed by the artist available at this site.

Click here for more information.

World of Art Magazine, June 2003 includes Nancy Worthington’s George Dubya series in The Terror Project expose-two page illustrated article.

Click here to see article

____________________________________Site News (3/10/03)

Nancy Worthington & “The George Dubya Series”

Featured in the Le Monde Website:

George W. Bush, la sculpture et l’Alliance française

Click here to see article

____________________________________Site News (2/23/03)

San Francisco Exhibit Controversy Hits

The New York Times

Extra! Extra! Read all about it here:

NATIONAL | February 23, 2003

French Center Creates a Controversy

By DEAN E. MURPHY (NYT) News

Click here to see article

______________________________________Site News (2/5/03)

Artwork Censored From San Francisco Exhibit

On Tuesday February 4, I was informed that my artwork was removed from the exhibit at the Alliance Francaise. “The Crossing”, (from my George Dubya series) was being removed because it was a political artwork regarding George Bush. I am disappointed that the decision to remove my art was based on fear. The following statement reflects my beliefs on social-political commentary – the art of dissent.

In post 911 America, patriotism is “in” and “America Unites” has become a symbol of this patriotism. Those skeptical of government-sponsored unity have been maligned. Terrorism needs to be stopped. However, it is the responsibility of a self-ruling democratic people to be aware of and openly debate the issues, in this case, the use of military force, foreign policy and civil rights. Dissent is an obligation of a free people–particularly when the very notion of dissent is unpopular.