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March 14, 2016

Just had a show at Embark Gallery in Fort Mason, thanks to everyone who came to the opening on Feb 5th!  Here are a few photos of the installation, more photos to be found on my main page.

 

Special thanks to Txutxo, who made this project possible.

 

 

January 3, 2016

In November, I performed with Matt and Carl Goldberg at the Dada Lounge in downtown SF as part of Mo'Dada Performance night organized as part of the DeYoung's College Arts Night.  We played, "Chorus for a Commuter" and "Baker Beach."  Enjoy!

 

 

 

May 15, 2015

So my MFA show is going on right now at Fort Mason.  The following is meant to go along with seeing the show:

 

Alice Combs’ Artist Statement

in the form of an FAQ

 

 

So who’s the dancer in the painting?

 

 

It’s me.  It’s a self-portrait.  But--it’s not a dancer, it’s a gymnast.  Why don’t you have a look at the trophy on the opposite wall?

 

 

Is that hair or string on the pins?

 

 

It’s hair.  It’s my hair.  In the process of trying to teach myself some victorian hair-crafting, the method I was using to collect and store the strands is pretty much what you see scattered about the wall and responding to the architecture in the painting.  The simplicity of the single taut strand between two tiny metal posts was doing something I liked and wanted to do a lot more of.

 

 

What is the chunky tendril thing above the shelf?

 

 

It’s again a collection of my own hair--and a tiny bit of my mother’s gray hair--woven in spiral staircase friendship bracelet knots.  I started it in December 2014.  Its working title is, i whip my hair back and forth.  You know, like the catchy Willow Smith song? No? OK, well just know that it’s a whip-like thing that I am weaving out of bodily remnants.

 

 

Is that your dancing trophy?

 

 

NOT dance.  Gymnastics.  Look at the engraving.  It’s for vault.  Do dancers compete in vault?!  Nope.  And yes, it’s mine.  I won it at 13.  I took it from my parents’ house at 28.  And now it’s here in front of you as art and as the thing which motivated me to do the painting.

 

 

That dancer needs some landscaping!


For the third time--gymnast!!  And that’s not a question!  But yes, she does (by today’s standards anyway).  And that’s the point.  Good on ya for noticing.

 

 

March 13, 2015

I added the only song I've ever made to the "Sounds" page...check it out!  Big thanks to Matt and Carl Goldberg for doing everything music-related :D

February 20, 2015

I made a spoof of one of my favorite videos (which is itself a spoof on dry educational videos).  Here it is:

 

January 20, 2015

From a summer 2014 show at the Swell Gallery.  Here, I'm combining something I hate with something I love.  I hate when I find a colorful shiny rock on the beach and it is so fascinating and exciting, only to be disappointed when I look at it later and it has dried up.  I love the action of painting--even with plain water.  I thought it'd be interesting to watch this progression of love and hate through an animation of me painting rocks and watching them dry.

January 8, 2015

Animation for a show called "Fill in the _____." (Swell Gallery 9/28/2014 to 10/11/2014) Curated by Megan Armstrong.

May 4, 2014

Almost done with my first year of grad school, so lots of new pictures are coming to the works section.  Check 'em out.

 

January 1, 2014

This year has been a trip.  I've uploaded some new paintings to my WORKS page.  More to come!

 

June 17, 2013

My most recent painting is posted under "paintings" in WORKS.  Also, I am moving to San Francisco to attend San Francisco Art Institute this fall.  Beyond excited!

 

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