Many of Jean Bundy's recent works have been quirky landscapes, where she juxtaposes ironic themes. However, with the recent appointment of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, she began to revisit her family roots as an active Feminist.
Slightly Contextual, Always Quirky October 30 – November 24, 2018
I am a bi-coastal writer/ painter. As the only art critic in Anchorage, Alaska, composing a weekly column for www.anchorage press.com, I also paint in acrylic on canvas (by commission). Although I write on a variety of aesthetic subjects, Native Alaskan art has become a regular topic, as the work is content based and speaks to social and environmental issues in the Arctic: cultural sensitivity, Arctic melt. My 4 x 8 foot poster in this show which was juried into College Art Association’s Conference, Los Angeles 2018, and Alaska Historical Society’s Conference, Nome AK, 2018, reflects works by Arctic and Norwegian artists who grapple with changes to their landscape from mineral extraction to climate change.
I hold four degrees in painting/writing: University of Alaska, University of Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Bouncing back and forth from writing to painting avoids burn-out. I also find my editing process can be transferred into composing paintings. And visa-versa, my interests in color and spatial design work when selecting verbiage.
Many of my recent works have been quirky landscapes, where I juxtapose ironic themes. However, with the recent decision to allow Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court, I felt it was appropriate to revisit being a Feminist, as was my grandmother, when she marched in New York City for the right to vote, Spring 1917.