Studio Visit with Artist Julie Wolfe
ArtTable members were welcomed into the home and studio of artist Julie Wolfe. She took the group on a tour of her works both on display and in progress, highlighting the variety of scales, materials and influences that she incorporates into her work. From a recent exhibition at the Katzen Arts Center to a collaboration of one-of-a-kind jewelry with Barneys New York, she injects a unique ingenuity into each piece she creates. She has smaller “micro” versions of larger installations in her home; industrial jars filled with water and various levels of pigment, organic matter chemicals line a shelf as a small sample of a larger piece. This specific work focuses on how things change over time in stages of decomposition, blending art and the environment into many different small components that make up a larger piece. Julie draws inspiration from her father, a biologist and inventor who spent time classifying species in the Amazon; she credits this as a large influence on her creativity.
She has read extensively about color theory, and is fascinated by how each person perceives color differently. The bright hues she employs highlight the spontaneity and vivacity of her pieces.