Saturday, January 30, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
After that painting is taken out you'll see the next painting - again within several layers of foam - similar to how people hide things in books by carving out the pages:
All together the box was about eight inches deep and contained three canvases. I'm told they looked fine upon arrival in Florida - so here's hoping they can manage to fit them all back in the box!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
As previously mentioned, my opening is next Friday (February 5th). I'm holding out on you a little because I have almost five new works that won't be posted online until the opening. Here are a few of the things for you to look forward to:
- A pdf catalog of the works in the exhibition including images of my work as well as the works in the curated show
- The catalog includes a curatorial statement by me, and an introductory essay by Christopher Reiger.
- Five of my never-before exhibited large works and four works on paper.
- A curated show with site-specific work by Mindy Bray, paintings from New York artists Jason Stopa and Eric LoPresti, photographs by German photographer Alexander Binder, works on paper by Alan Kitchen, and new bronze work by Yoshitomo Saito.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
From the text in my Guide to the Borghese Gallery, "The melancholy Portrait of a Man by Lorenzo Lotto is probably the portrait of the widower, Mercurio Bua, because of the small skull surrounded by rose petals, reminiscent of a fatal confinement."
Monday, January 18, 2010
My solo show “Natural Causes” will open February 5th at Rule Gallery with an opening reception from 6-9 pm. The exhibition will run through March 20th. In conjunction with my show I have curated a group show made up of Alan Kitchen, Mindy Bray, Eric Lo Presti, Alexander Binder, Jason Stopa, and Yoshitomo Saito.
My statement for the exhibition reads:
The works in “Natural Causes” explore the landscape and its inhabitants with each image depicting a visual pause in an ongoing event. What I am capturing in these paused moments is a sense of “straining at particles of light in the midst of great darkness.” (Keats)
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Listen to this with headphones. Big, echoed ambient guitar drones that accompany a name like "Long Desert Cowboy" well. Available as a free and legal download from the artist here.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
This fog painting was going ok as of last night but it won't do for the current show and I needed to make the tough decision to paint over it and re-use a good panel for something more powerful.
This was a brief sidetrack of several attempted drawings of sinkholes. I painted over this work and the next piece also was a failure. I think this piece of paper will end up with my pizza box in the dumpster.
These six lackluster works were also recently sanded down and one was painted over to be this:
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Get it here - available as a free and legal download.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
“Without a wish, without a will,
I stood upon that silent hill
And stared into the sky until
My eyes were blind with stars and still
I stared into the sky.”