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Carol Diehl
Carol Diehl, Aida, 2011, powder pastel on Masonite, 9 x 12 inches, Abstract

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ODETTA is pleased to present works by Carol Diehl as our Flat File Feature Artist. Opening each drawer in the cabinet presents one in a series of pastel drawings that the artist began in 2011. The Flat Files offer a focus, like a solo exhibition, on an intimate scale. Carol Diehl This series of pastel drawings, begun in 2011, was inspired by the work of early female spiritual artists Hilma af Klint and Emma Kunz. The idea was to “transcend” the everyday world, and to do so while neither inventing nor adopting any special symbolism. Instead Diehl aims for that elevated plane one might call “spiritual” through the use of generic motifs—and nothing could be more generic than the drafting stencils available in any art supply store. Therefore, the drawings represent an attempt to transcend the mundane through the mundane, yet she is hoping because the imagery is so mundane, so ordinary, it may also come across as a bit humorous. Diehl is an American artist, art critic, and poet. She has contributed features and reviews to numerous periodicals, including Art in America (where she was a longtime Contributing Editor), ARTnews, and Art + Auction, as well as books and artist catalogues—most recent being Olafur Eliasson Studio’s Unspoken Spaces (2016). In 2012 she won a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Art Writer’s Grant for her blog, Art Vent. Diehl’s book about the street artist, Banksy, will be published by The MIT Press in late 2020. In the early 1990s, Diehl was active in Downtown New York's performance poetry scene and has read her work at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Kitchen, and the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, among others. She also appeared with Butch Morris's "Chorus of Poets" at The Public Theater, the Whitney Museum, and the Bang on a Can Festival at Lincoln Center. Her poetry is included in the anthology Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (Henry Holt and Company), winner of the 1994 National Book Award and still in print. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Chicago, Diehl was part of the art scene that flourished in Chicago, exhibiting her work at galleries such as Richard Gray, Roy Boyd, Michael Wyman, Jan Cicero, and N.A.M.E. Gallery, and writing articles and reviews for the New Art Examiner, where she became Managing Editor. During this time, her work was reviewed in the New Art Examiner, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Daily News. In 1976, Diehl moved to New York to work as assistant to John Coplans, then editor of Artforum magazine. Diehl's work has been shown in one-person exhibitions at, among others, the Berkshire Museum (2011), Gary Snyder Fine Art, (2002), and Hirschl & Adler Modern (1996 and 1998) and in group exhibitions including those at the Queens Museum of Art, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and the Sidney Janis Gallery. Reviews of her work have appeared in, among others, Art in America, ARTnews, the New York Times, New York, The Village Voice, and Review. Her work is widely held in corporate collections in New York and Chicago. Diehl is the recipient of artists' fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, as well as residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony for the Arts and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Diehl taught painting and writing in the Graduate Fine Art Program of the School of Visual Arts in New York (1996–2006) and served on the Core Visual Arts faculty at Bennington College (1998-2002). She has been a visiting artist and lecturer at Yale University, Stanford University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the University of Iowa, Columbia College Chicago, the Vermont Studio Center, Vermont College of Fine Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center (MA), Rochester Institute of Technology, and the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, U.K.; Senior Critic in the University of Pennsylvania Visual Arts Program; and the Forkosh-Hirschman lecturer at Arizona State University.. Diehl lives and works in southwestern Massachusetts.

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    Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
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    These pastel paintings are unframed. We recommend framing these works to preserve the pastel surface.
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    Greenwich, CT
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    1stDibs: LU17225729672

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