I just installed my piece for Terrain Biennial Newburgh, at 201 Montgomery St. In photos it resembles an awkwardly drawn jumble of objects, what I envisioned in my brain when I first overheard the expression ‘mental furniture’.
Words furnishing my mind these 18 months (and counting) include distance, waiting, levels, up and down, forward and backward, rising and falling. In a loose sense I see shapes like stairs and chairs as ways to describe how we are weathering these highs and lows. My piece attempts a visual ‘tempered euphoria’, a phrase I heard on the radio early this year referencing our cautious optimism as we hoped to come together again and be stronger for it. So much is still flawed or broken. We find bits of joy and color as we go, so we can hold onto them and each other when the bottom falls out, trying to maintain our physical space and our connection at the same time.
Appreciation to Terrain Biennial Newburgh for making this project happen here, and to all the local organizations who support it. And to Jon Reichert for helping secure my jumble of objects and creating verticality in a way I could not achieve alone.
12 paintings now on view and for sale at Cite NYC, a gorgeous furniture showroom and design firm at 83 Wooster St in Soho! (March 2022 update: the show has been extended and has moved with the shop to a new space at 156 Wooster!)
We just installed yesterday and it’s a great space. Open every day 12-6pm. Contact the shop for info and availability.
I’ve shown these pieces a couple times over the past year, but of course not many people were able to see them in person, so I am really happy to have this new venue. I used to decorate cookies in Soho. 🍭Back in town! Here, my Overlapping Arcs painting gets cozy with a matching citron pillow.
New installation for The In View Project in Danbury CT! Filled this vacant storefront with color for the next 2 months, suspending eight large paintings from the ceiling.
Located at 325 Main St in Danbury next to Mothership Bakery.
I’m having my own strawberry festival over here. 🍓🍓🍓
New collection of strawberry paintings, acrylic on wood, 5”x8”x 3/4”. $40. I have a couple dozen.
Also, strawberry tote bags, clay magnets, and necklaces. Contact me to buy // or they’re in my Etsy shop // or find me at the Beacon Farmers Market next week. All manner of things strawberry to celebrate a successful and inspiring season for this fabulous fruit. In fact, botanically speaking they are considered a 'multiple fruit', not even a berry, yet so beloved. So I made multiples of paintings and art objects to further explore the topic.
These and others are up on Perigold and Wayfair as custom framed or mounted archival prints, made to order in various sizes. I’m getting more used to not having my own hand in the process; I’ve made the paintings and I’m happy to have the studio do this part!
Next I’d like to employ someone to market for me, too. It will always be one of the most difficult things.
Typing my name into the site searches of Perigold, Wayfair, West Elm, Wonderwall Studios & Saatchi Art is the way to find my works there. And all the original canvases (that are available) are at the headquarters 😉 in Newburgh.
Reconfigured pieces cut from a larger canvas that had issues. Ok it warped and forced me to reconsider it for the strength of its parts.
8”x10” and 14”x18” each acrylic on canvas.
A new painting. I realized a tag like #stayhomemakeart, which surfaced last year during the height of the 'staying home time' didn’t particularly resonate because it’s already my job description and (part of) my mental health Rx. Though I wouldn’t mind ‘getoutmakeart’... something like this piece could be a great mural. Part of a developing series in this color scheme by this color schemer.
Acrylic on canvas 24”x36”x1.5", 2021.
Some of the collages. All 6”x8” on paper, most w/choc foil, a few with mixed papers or canvas/paint. Half are up on Etsy (framed), I will add more + I can sell them out of hand via DM etc.
I finally clicked relatively back into gear today after a couple drowsy unfocused days post-2nd vaccine dose.
Laid all these out (on canvas) like a card game of memory, placing them side by side is helpful, and more tactile than Layout app even if it takes up more floor space than my dog would prefer.
Chromatic Frequency and another painting were selected for a Best in Fair collection at The Other Art Fair LA . Hanging in my virtual booth and my studio at this moment. I hung it vertically and I like its flow both ways. The fair runs through April 4, 2021.
I am participating in The Other Art Fair LA Virtual Editions, which is open today through April 4- follow the link to explore the fair from anywhere! I created a virtual booth and visitors can peruse on their own time, purchase, or make an appt with me at this link and select my name from the dropdown list for Artist Room One (1). A visitor could click through to many more works for sale on Saatchi Art.
After the 4th, my work is still in the TOAF Online Studios, which links back to Saatchi.
Here's this 2-min video of me talking about my work. The video is 'installed' in my booth too. Glad I didn't really have to install that big flat screen tv! Or hang any of those canvases! No typical tools required. It was a new and sometimes trying experience, designing a 3-d virtual art space, but they helped me out.
I’m very much still in Newburgh NY, but art can take us anywhere. So grab a virtual or actual cocktail and scroll through "over 110 independent artists from across the U.S. and internationally for The Los Angeles Virtual Editions Fair: 3 Artist Rooms x 6 Virtual Fair Days = A virtual art fair experience you don't want to miss! Navigate a 3D Fair environment, chat to artists in real-time, and choose from thousands of affordable, original artworks, and enjoy a unique Fair program of interactive experiences, DIY workshops, and more."
Below are three new paintings in the booth.