Wednesday, February 22, 2012

TAM Docents: Biennial Artist Presentation Material

Hello Docents-

Below is more info on a couple more of our Biennial artists. If you attended last weekend's Art from the Heart program, please let me know. Any feedback you may want to provide would also be appreciated since I was not able to be there myself.

Thank you,



Juliette Ricci Lagman

Lives in Tacoma WA

Went to The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

She grew up in Everett, Washington and has lived and worked in Chicago, Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland.




Artist Statement

In my work I explore themes of self-image, work, life, and marriage.  These paintings are a reflection of things that happen in the everyday.  The bold colors and diaristic writing can sometimes be too revealing for the viewer, but are a true reflection of myself.  My art is used as a dual therapy, and expresses the positive and the negative in the hopes that the viewer may have had a similar experience or moment in their lives.  Like my favorite artists, I want to give permission to explore the everyday, to reflect on the music you are listening to, talk about your influences, reflect on the art book you are devouring, or film that changed your life.

Originally I began solely as a photographer, but found myself lured by the limitless possibilities of painting, along with the color and texture of the paint itself.  I love to write (letters, prose), and often explore themes on the loss of handwriting in today's high tech world.  My canvases are often treated as the pages of a diary- but on a slightly larger scale.  I wear my heart on my sleeve in life and in my work in the hopes that we can all learn from each other.

Paul Rucker


Four Score

Four Score

Year completed 2009

Medium Graphic Score (Paper) with Sound (MP3)

Dimensions 40 x 60

A play on Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address, and four graphic musical scores. The viewer is given an MP3 player and listens to corresponding compositions and arrangements. Each score measure 40 inches x 60 inches.


Four Score - Graphic Scores - Paul Rucker - YouTube = You can listen to Paul Rucker's explaining the features in his own words.


Memphis Sanitation Workers (1968)

Coda: is a term used in music in a number of different senses, primarily to designate a passage that brings a piece (or a movement) to an end.


Elizabeth Cady Stanton // The Declaration of Sentiments // Seneca Falls Conference, 1848

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one portion of the family of man to assume among the people of the earth a position different from that which they have hitherto occupied, but one to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes that impel them to such a course.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed …



Jana Wennstrom | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Manager of Public and Volunteer Programs


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1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402


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