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Anne Marchand blogs about Earthly Considerations
Anne Marchand covered my new ceramic sculptures in her widely-read Painterly Visions blog. Anne, herself an accomplished painter besides disseminating the latest art news around Washington DC, wrote:
Lilianne Milgrom’s new works combine the classic European tradition of skilled figurine work with a contemporary sensibility. The series of ceramic creations, each balanced upon a woman’s head, could be described as sculptural collages. The burdens, joys and dreams which women carry inside their heads are released in a delightful and thought-provoking way. Despite their miniature scale, the pieces pack an outsize punch.
My six-week stay in Paris was extremely productive. I was involved in a very interesting and rewarding project on the theme of female sexuality. I was very fortunate to have two articles about my work published in Bonjour Paris.
“This is a two-part article written by artist Lilianne Milgrom who is Paris-born but currently resides in Washington DC. She shares with Bonjour Paris her unique journey in which she explores female sexuality through her very personal encounter with one of Paris’ most infamous treasures…”
As if this were not enough, my artistic adventure was also documented on CNN ireport. Check it out:
Findartinfobank.com features Milgrom on Morandi
Art writer and historian Bill Robinson-Parks writes about the exhibition in glowing terms and puts Milgrom’s works in a historical context.
“Lilianne Milgrom has shown the benefit of being an astute observer of a previous artist’s dedication and moving the inspiration toward a personal interpretation with a fresh vision, look-see, looking again.”
The Georgetown Current July 17, 2009
“Milgrom on Morandi” an exhibit of ceramics and paintings by Lilianne Milgrom inspired by 20th-century Italian still-life artist Georgio Morandi will open Friday with a reception from 6 to 8p.m. at Cross MacKenzie Gallery and continue through Sept. 11.
Milgrom created ceramic versions of the bottles, vases and boxes in Morandi’s paintings. She then arranged her creatins in Morandi-like compositions of her own design, which she then rendered as still-life paintings.
Milgrom on Morandi
Check out curator, critic and artist F. Lennox Campello’s recommendation (June 15 entry) for Milgrom’s Cross MacKenzie exhibition opening June 19, 2009.
February 2009 – New Haven Register
The definition of just what constitutes a family and the family experience is constantly evolving. Ranging from notions of simple genetics to those of greater inclusion, the description and complexity of the family unit remains a fascinating aspect of the human experience that clearly invites exploration and reflection.
A number of artists reflect happy family lives, celebrating the comforts of happy occasions with emotionally convincing personal narratives.
Among the best, Lilianne Milgrom’s “LA Family,” a painting of two adults and two children casually experiencing a sense of family as they enjoy a relaxed, affectionate outdoor stroll, brimming with confidence and comfort. – Judy Birke
‘Double’ displays two sides to every artist
The porcelain piece actually is a book sculpture that was used in a video project by Lilianne Milgrom of Fairfax, Va., titled “Living Without Them.” The video, which plays on a small monitor next to the book, is about the intentional destruction of books and the resultant impact on culture and civilization.
The porcelain book and accompanying video share a dialogue, playing off against each other,” the artist writes in her statement. “The animate versus the inanimate, the physical versus the metaphorical, the victim of past transgressions versus the insuppressible hope of the future.”
Washington Spaces: Annual Spotlight on Local Artists
“Milgrom’s work tells a rougher story – she creates porcelain books, prints them with words in either Arabic or English, and singes and smokes their edges. The idea came after hearing stories of Iraqi booksellers having their collections burned during warfare – ‘it got me in the solar plexus,’ she says. So she grants the destroyed books new life, in the form of art.”
Montgomery County TV Interview 2008
Lilianne Milgrom is interviewed on ‘It’s a Woman’s World’ about her background, creative resume and current work.
“Living Without Them” at the Katzen Museum
Campello Critique June 2008
Curator, critic and artist, F. Lennox Campello, viewed Milgrom’s Living Without Them exhibition and had some very powerful words to say about the work.
Milgrom lived in the paradoxical world of the Middle East, where bombings, bombs and their after effects were daily common life. And her psyche and her artistic persona were forever shaped by terrorism and a world where murderers are often heroes to some and demons to others.
“Musical Chairs” on Plus 3 Ferris Wheels Blog
Chairs have always held a fascination for me – from their functionality, beauty and intrinsic human qualities. Throughout the ages, the “seat” has symbolically represented power and social standing. Today, the chair is no less a symbol of undeniable power, if somewhat more subtly disguised. In this video work, I am exploring the chair as metaphor, taking as my launching point the universally recognized children’s game of musical chairs.
“Living Without Them” Video
View a comprehensive pan of the multi-media installation Living Without Them at the American University Museum in May 2008. Descriptive insights by curator Roxana Martin and Professor Saul Sosnowski.