Friday, April 29, 2011
Hope & Feather (demo) by Bare Bones
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Several two-page spreads from a zine I put together based loosely on the life of Claude Dallas. Some of these drawings/paintings were retouched to be made into black and white photocopies, others are new for the zine. The cover is based on a charcoal drawing I did last year. The mountain lion image didn't copy as well as I had hoped, but most of the rest of the images did.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
My wife works at the Firefly Autism - about which the Denver Post did a long front-page story this Sunday. It also included the film embedded above. The school is currently gathering funds to purchase iPads which are being used as communication tools for students with difficulty communicating. You can donate to Firefly here - a very worthy cause.
Today's another most-of-the-day painting binge.
This photo is from the Peak to Peak byway on the way to Estes Park - a very European looking church high on a hill. The photo was edited with the easy to use free online photo editing tool : Rollip. You don't need an iphone to make your digital photos look analog.
Monday, April 18, 2011
I've got a ton of painting to finish up in the next week and it is also nearing the end of another semester - so posting until the end of the month will be slow/sporadic but I will return. Current studio listening:
2. Black Swan, "The Quiet Divide"
3. Timber Timbre, "Creep on Creepin' On"
4. Warren Zevon
5. Low, "C'Mon"
Friday, April 15, 2011
This is a small painting I did this week of Gojira (Godzilla) for my friend and art-collector extraordinaire Dana Cain. Dana has been a great supporter and promoter of my art (as well as the entire Colorado art scene) and I made this small 6x8" painting to go with her extensive Godzilla collection. It was fun to do.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
As part of the review of Mamma Andersson at the Aspen Art Museum;
..."Andersson's distinctive voice, anchored in dark, Bergmanesque sensibility of her native Scandinavia, perhaps holds a special resonance for Colorado, because of the parallels between its topography and that of Sweden. Certainly, some of the state's artists, such as Nathan Abels of Denver, tread similar physical and emotional landscapes in their work. Abel's painting 'Kairos', 2010, for example, offers a stark enigmatic view of a lonely road cutting through an icy landscape that looks both real and alien."
Kyle MacMillan, Art Forum, April 2011, p. 223
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
While walking down to the Denver Art Museum yesterday, I passed by the alley of wheat-pasted photocopied photos -a part of the Illiterate gallery Big Picture show (mentioned previously). I have two photos up in the alley by City O City - both look quite a bit better from a distance. In the second photo above, the top and bottom ones are mine.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Eric sketching out some of the graphic lines on a recent work with black tape - to be drawn in with black ink for the finished work.
A corner of the studio where Eric was working on drawings - in the frame is, "Sky Drawing B",
Graphite and India ink on paper, 2011. 11" x 14" - this drawing will be a part of the new exhibition.
Monday, April 4, 2011
One of my favorite works of the trip - Trevor Paglen: KEYHOLE IMPROVED CRYSTAL from Glacier Point (Optical Reconnaissance Satellite; USA 186), 2008 -depicting the path of classified American satellites over Glacier Point. His work is really fascinating.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Malevich's ''White on White"
Saturday, April 2, 2011
I Wish The Ocean Sounded More Like Dusty Springfield 1996, 2010
32 x 49 x 1 3/4 inches
81.3 x 124.5 x 4.4 cm
Apple blossom seashells, altered sound of shells, glue
A collection of seashells were grouped into a series of pairs. Each couple was then serenaded with a different Dusty Springfield song for 48 hours at a time. Each seashell’s partner was then returned to the shore
(center) The Remorseless Force 2011
lithographic and digital prints in 32 parts, a collection of ephemera (posters, flyers, handbills, tickets) from live events of now deceased musicians
(left) Untitled (Don't Decay In The Wrong Arms) 2010
59 1/2 x 45 1/2 x 4 inches
151.1 x 115.6 x 10.2 cm
Silhouettes from grandmother’s and mother’s album cover collections, cut vinyl, polyurethane on wood
(back wall) The Ephemerist's Dilemma 2010
41 x 57 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches
104.1 x 145.4 x 5.7 cm
cut paper, lithographic and digital prints in 28 parts, a collection of ephemera (posters, flyers, handbills, tickets) from live events of now deceased musicians
(in the Ball jars) The Minor Chords Are Ours (detail) 2010
60 x 23 x 23 inches
152.4 x 58.4 x 58.4 cm
Vintage mason jars, vintage wooden spools, stretched audio tape, minor chords, linseed oil, willow
The minor chords from a family’s 60-year record collection were isolated to audio tape, stretched into thread, and spooled.
(image on wall) Dario Robleto
Candles Un-burn, Suns Un-shine, Death Un-dies 2010
46 x 65 1/2 x 2 inches
116.8 x 166.4 x 5.1 cm
Digital C-print mounted on Sintra, a collection of stage lights taken from the album covers of live performances of now-deceased musicians