Friday, May 28, 2010

Happening Tonight

There's a opening tonight at Plus Gallery- organized by artists Susan Meyer and Jeff Starr - that is sure to be a interesting show. You can follow it up by seeing Ian Cooke and one of my favorite regional bands (from Fort Collins) - Candy Claws.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Twilight - not the movie

I just picked up this book of photography and I'm really enjoying it. The book features work from Gregory Crewdson, Robert Adams, Philip-Lorca diCorcia and five other exceptional photographers. The book could function as the the photography equivalent of Like Breath on Glass. Recommended!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I really love the diverse landscape of the American West -but I also have a special place in my heart for the Indiana countryside.

back tomorrow

I've been in Indiana - be back to posting tomorrow.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

as much mystery

Interesting older article on Dutch landscape paintings by the Guardian's Jonathan Jones. He writes,
"...anyone who gazes at Ruysdael's river under a cool sky [pictured above] will soon notice what is strange about it. The soft pale green trees that fringe the river are reflected in its calm glassy surface so completely and clearly that the painting depicts two worlds, not one: the mirror-world in the water conjoins with its counter-image above, the roots of the trees literally pointing in two directions. What at first seemed a simple scene turns out to hint at a portal to another dimension, a grotesque intertwining of worlds. There is as much suggestion, as much mystery in this painting as in any surrealist dreamscape."
I agree - and on a more personal note I find the mysterious qualities of Dutch landscapes to be much more intriguing than most surrealist works. Probably no suprise.

amazing photo

Credit: John McColgan, BLM, Alaska Fire Service

John McColgan a fire behavior analyst from Fairbanks, Alaska took the attached photo while working in the Bitterroot National Forest of Montana on August 6, 2000. whoa.

Monday, May 17, 2010

, originally uploaded by Trinki Jankapoka.

Some color

Whitney Bedford, Untitled (orange/orange), oil and ink on panel, 28 by 37 inches, 2009
Whitney Bedford, Untitled (summer), oil and ink on panel, 48 by 72 inches, 2009
Whitney Bedford, Untitled (afternoon), oil and ink on panel, 28 by 37 inches, 2009

These works are a refreshing change after all that black and white I've been posting lately. Found originally here.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010


Here it is! Most of my part in the "Stark" exhibition at the Foothills Art Center - opening right now!

Two small drawings and a site-specific painting of a very small astronaut.
Three ink-wash works.
Two large drawings and a smaller forest fire drawing. More photos of the rest of the show tomorrow...

Another peek at Stark

I spent a few days this week helping Mindy Bray with this huge wall painting - here's a process photo from earlier this week. The finished work is very impressive. See it tonight!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Stark" opens tomorrow

Sorry I've been away folks. I've been working hard preparing for the "Stark" show at Foothills Art Center. I will have ten works in the show -most of which are new or have never been exhibited before. The group show consists of all black-and-white works and includes my first site-specific wall painting since moving to Denver. I've also been spending the last few days helping Mindy Bray work on her monumental wall painting (sneak peek above). She's been up on scaffolding and ladders for over a week now with a rotating cast of assistants like myself - it is a very impressive work and her largest yet. If you are in the area don't miss it. I'll post photos on Saturday. The details for the exhibition are as follows:

Join us at Foothills Art Center for the STARK opening reception on Friday, May 14 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. An exhibition of photography, painting, drawing, video and installation, STARK is an unmistakably candid and personal look into the beauty and intrigue of our world simplified to black, white and the grey areas found in between.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

part of us

"Human beings are not reasonable, and do not to any decisive degree prefer the agreeable to the disagreeable. Only part of us is sane: only part of us loves pleasure and the longer day of happiness, wants to live to our nineties and die in peace, in a house that we built, that shall shelter those who come after us. The other half of us is nearly mad. It prefers the disagreeable to the agreeable, loves pain and its darker night despair, and wants to die in a catastrophe that will set life back to its beginnings and leave nothing of our house save its blackened foundations. Our bright natures fight with us in this yeasty darkness, and neither part is commonly quite victorious, for we are divided against ourselves and will not let either part be destroyed. This fight can be observed constantly in our personal lives. There is nothing rarer than a man who can be trusted never to throw away happiness, however eagerly he sometimes grasps it. In history we are as frequently interested in our own doom. Sometimes we search for peace, sometimes we make an effort to find convenient frontiers...but sometimes we insist on war, sometimes we stamp into the dust the only foundations on which we can support our national lives. We ignore this suicidal strain in history because we are consistently bad artists when we paint ourselves, we prettify our wills and pretend they are not parti-coloured before the Lord."

- Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Shearwater tomorrow

Tomorrow night (Tuesday, May 4th) Shearwater will be playing at the Walnut Room in Denver. I saw them on their last tour and it was an impressive show - NPR called them “almost impossibly majestic and beautiful”.


Related Posts with Thumbnails