Sunday, September 8, 2019

Exhibit at Johnson

Friday, August 30, 2019

Orah Moore Piece

Here's Sami -- Orah snapped it through its protective cello0phane bag. 'll try to get another shot without the bag next time I'm in my studio.

You can see why I fell in love with him -- a beautiful image of a beautiful man, and wonderful extended drawing! This piece was just one of many fabulous photographs in an exhibit that just finished at Studio Place Arts, Everyday, Someone – 365 Days in Black & White, A visual diary of black and white iPhone X photographs.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Button Fish

I traded a Button Fish with Orah Moore. She had bid against someone else for a Button Fish that was in the SPA silent auction last year and dropped out, so she was still wishing for a fish!  In return, I got a wonderful photograph-with-drawing of Sami from her, which I will photograph and put up soon. Here's the fish installed...

Friday, August 23, 2019

Figures for New Exhibit

I've been working on adapting some old figures and making new ones. There are about 25 figures of various sizes that will hang on the wall at North Common Arts in Chelsea, Vermont from September 18-November 7, with an opening reception on September 27. Here are some of them on the wall in my studio, where I am still working on pieces.

Here are some close-ups of individual figures:

Additionally, I will be showing five of the X-ray pieces I made several years ago, with flickering lights illuminating their chests. You can see a previous post about them here, with a short video of the light in the chest.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Review in SEVEN DAYS

Pamela Polston wrote a very perceptive and much-appreciated review of Vanishment for SEVEN DAYS this week. You can read it here.

Also, I'm putting it out there that I'm giving an Artist Talk at Studio Place Arts next Saturday, May 11, from 1:30-2:30. I'm planning to explore the question of what factors (both internal -- to the artist, and external -- in influences, social changes, and available resources) influence my ideas, materials, and completed work. There will be lots of time for questions and comments from the audience, and I'd love to see you there.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Photos and Reviews for Vanishment

Mary Gow's review of Vanishment was in the Arts Section this weekend, and so was Yvonne Daley's review of 70+: Gero-Transcendence.

Terry Allen took some great photos at the reception on April 4, some of which are below. Thank you, Terry!

Here's the only photo that's been taken so far of the final piece, 8 The End, 36 x 54", in which all hell has broken loose...

and a photo of a part of the crowd just before I spoke:

And, another look at me and my grandson (always a fave with me!), plus two good friends in the background:

And if receptions appeal to you, there are two more coming up for Vanishment: Friday, May 3 (during Art Walk) and Thursday, June 6 (during Art Fest). I bought more wine, so I'm ready...

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Reception for Vanishment

Last night was the April 4 reception for Vanishment at the Supreme Court. It was great, with lots of people (Jason, the guard at the court building, clocked it with his clicker at 132, I think). People were looking, talking, and drinking wine -- all the things that are supposed to happen! A reception is no time to have a conversation in any depth, but it was wonderful to at least greet so many friends and supporters. Thank you all!

Mary Admasian took some photos (and so did Jack Rowell, below Mary's). Terry Allen was busy with her camera too, so I'm sure we'll see some of hers soon too!

 Here's David Schutz, State Curator Extraordinaire.

 And this gives a sense of the l-e-n-g-t-h of Digesting the Planet.

Jack Rowell took the next two photos:

Phil Godenschwager looking at the part of the endless wall...

I'm about to go up and give a very impromptu talk, hugging my grandson, with Mary Admasian and Peter Lind behind me (who did SO much to help this exhibit).

The show is up through June 28, open during state business hours. You've got plenty of time to see it.