Lots of rain this year. Summertime, 7.75″h X 10.25″w Decided to use a little metallic paint and my favorite 000 brush on the raft, which you can barely see but made me smile when I did it.
I have been returning to old territory: making prints, something that I have not had a chance to work on for many many years. Long ago I studied printmaking with Juan Gomez-Quiroz, something that I always hoped to get back to. Now? I am making monoprints, studying with Anthony Kirk, incorporating chine-collé prints of maps. I have heard that city people tell distance in time, I believe that love and addiction tell time in distance.
This is a monoprint that incorporates a map printed on rice paper. It describes a route frequently traveled in the dark, and a place where I am not protected, my art burnt or destroyed, where I am made invisible.
This second print is a ‘ghost’ print, a second time through the press using the ink that is still on the plate from the first print. This print doesn’t include a map, the path is burnt into the paper and marked with a string of beads, a vein that connects a beating heart with a damaged one.
The 2021 Arts Bedford show has adapted to life in this confused and confusing year. I am completely chuffed to be a part of this virtual show which raises money for many charities. Many of my paintings are finding new homes, you can find the show online here: https://artshowbedford.org/ you can see more of my new work on the rest of my website, take a look and leave a comment if you like.
The ArtEast Dutchess fall kick-off show is on view now at Art4Life gallery, 20 Charles Coleman Blvd, Pawling NY. You can see this, along with works by other group members through the end of September.
Go to the arteastdutchess.com website for up-to-date gallery hours, a virtual group tour, and information about all of the artists who are group members.
I was asked to make a painting for Art Show Bedford 2020 this year, with the theme of 2020 Vision. Everything we see these days is through a filter, and most of what we see is through our phones. This painting is about 8″ square and is on view at ASB2020, a very cool place to see what is happening in the Westchester New York art world. This weekend and next, take a look.
My plan for 2020. New painting series, thinking about light as both a particle and a wave, feeling light waves like the wind.
Yesterday I was lucky enough to see Vija Celmin’s retrospective “To Fix the Image In Memory” at The Met Breuer. You should go. Now. the show closes on January 12, 2020. Missing experiences that it would be not all that hard to arrange is not part of how I mean to go on. Instead of this one sliding by with good intentions and great remorse I set a date and did not make any excuses. Yes this is a drawing: allow time to really look, allow your brain to boggle and your heart to break.
Very cold last night for the November ArtWalk in Katonah, NY, all of the galleries were bright warm and full of people. This is my first time in a show at Oak & Oil Gallery, hope that it is the beginning of a long and happy relationship! Hours and location are listed on their website:
There was a good crowd at the opening of Artists Out Loud at the Akin Library last Sunday. Happy to be there with some very talented people. Turns out that the Akin Library has gone to winter hours, and is open on Saturday and Sunday, and closed on Friday. I apologize to the friends who hoped to meet me there today. You can see this one up close, if you like.
If you missed me at ArtEast Open Studios you can see some of the new work here. I’m making cookies.