Friday, May 22, 2015

Closet Finished


Here's a look at The Closet, on exhibit now at The Front in Montpelier. I decided the figure needed something inside -- long silk underwear is how I think of it (though it's not actually silk, it does have that feel). Take it away for $950 (it will be great for the new gallery to have a sale!).


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Open Studio Weekend


This Saturday, May 23, I'll be participating in the Open Studio weekend, along with many of the other studio artists at SPA, 201 North Main Street in Barre, Vermont, 10 AM - 5 PM.

I've done a few more of the paintings over old paintings from the late 1990's:

I decided, at Liz Nelson's recommendation, NOT to include the elephant in the first one. She suggested maybe to pair it with a line of my teapots...




Now I have turned my attention to working on a large series of loose-grid pieces that look at inner cities, the police killings of unarmed black men, and other experiences of urban areas. This is one of the first sketches. I now have MANY portraits of African-American people that I will use in this work. It's pretty exciting. I will be working on this project during Open Studios.


If you're in the area, I'd love to see you come visit the studio on Saturday!


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Front


I've become an exhibiting member of The Front, a gallery at 6 Barre Street in Montpelier run by Glen Coburn Hutcheson. May is the first month, and there are 13 members' work up in the inaugural show.


I'm showing my piece The Closet (somewhat modified -- you'll have to go there to see it, because I didn't take a pic of it before I delivered it to the gallery...).

I'll be gallery sitting there this Saturday, May 16, from 2-5 PM. Drop by if you can!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

TELEPHONE is Huge!


The Telephone project hit the ground running, with excellent coverage in the New York Times, Hyperallergic and NPR.

Wow, I never thought it would come to this when I made my piece:


You can have fun on the Telephone website, or start from my page and move backward.

This project is an awesome example of a great, selfless idea, and people who made it happen because they wanted to do something wonderful. That's what art is.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Gone Fishing at SPA


I've got two pieces in the Gone Fishing show at SPA. The opening for the show is the annual BASH, so come on out and do some cajun dancing on Friday, May 8, 7-9 PM!


The painting in the middle of the panel is mine, called Secret Things -- from way back in 1998! It's funny that I've started to re-work paintings from that era -- though this one is unchanged.

Also an oldie,  from a series of paintings on books:



Monday, April 20, 2015

News, News, News!



Such a lot is afoot! And here's the news in chronological order:

 

The first excitement is the wonderful TELEPHONE project that Nathan Langston and the Satellite Collective in New York organized. I had just started working with photographs when I got hooked up with the project, and made a boat piece using found photographs that responded to a work by an artist in Istanbul, Turkey. The project is going live online now!  You can find my piece here, at the end of one of the strands of the web, and you can follow it back to the beginning. It's fun to cruise around, going both backwards and forwards in the process. There was a great article in the New York Times today about the project, and you can see the article online here.

 Next, I'm reminding folks that I'm having my studio open this Friday in conjunction with International Sculpture Day, organized by the publishers of Sculpture magazine. I'll be at the studio, 201 North Main Street in Barre, Vermont from 9 AM-4 PM on Friday, April 24, 2015, talking about and showing my 3-dimensional work, and I'll have coupons available for a 20% discount on membership in the International Sculpture Center, which includes a subscription to Sculpture magazine.


Third, I'm joining a cooperative gallery organized by Glen Coburn Hutcheson, located where Gallery Six was -- near the corner of Barre Street and Main Street in Montpelier. It is yet to be named, but it will probably have a name before May 1, when we'll be open for the Montpelier Art Walk, 4-8 PM. I hope to see folks there.


And finally the GREAT ANNUAL SPA BASH IS COMING:
 

BASH:  Big Arty SPA Happening

Fri., May 8, 7-9PM

Join us for our annual fundraising party, with great art, music & eats.  Enjoy the current exhibits, including Gone Fishing in the main floor gallery & Sweet Images upstairs.   Kick back to the high energy Cajun music of the Green Mountain Playboys, bid on wonderful items in the silent auction fundraiser [including a bunch of my button fish], view the art of free-style fly tying with Judd Levine [which is going to be set up in my studio!], and more.  (The silent auction includes artwork, crafts and many other great items.  Bidding starts now and concludes at the BASH.)  Cash bar by Dustin Smith of the Morse Block Deli.

Tickets:  $15 advance/$25 day of event
(You may reserve your tickets with Paypal at the SPA website. Scroll down to "Class or Fee Payment".)


Monday, April 13, 2015

The Closet


Eleanor Ott gave me a fabulous cabinet, and I very quickly knew what I wanted to do with it. The Closet. I appropriated the button garment of the man in this piece and hung it inside the cabinet, surrounded by cabinet cards of young men. It is very beautiful.