New collection of prints made this summer before I went to the art fair in Bristol. Now they're back in town and up for sale in my Etsy shop, have a look at them and some other new items.
My window installation at Meyers Olde Dutch in Beacon for Windows On Main Street 2018.
I imagined a window into the past, the kind of classic burger joint that this restaurant is a casual-modern interpretation of. Like a 1940s black & white photograph (or one of my paintings) made 3D. You’re inside my place looking out into the future or you’re inside MOD looking through the frame of the past to see the present. All salvaged and hand-painted materials.
The backdrop is plexiglas on the top half mounted to the wood frame, the bottom half is stretched canvas on this side, whiteboard on the other. On the wall is a framed print of my Frostick 5c painting, because the palette and theme match the rest, and because like the whole scene, it was inspired by photographs of Rudy Burckhardt.
On view through mid-September. 184 Main St. Grab a burger while there, they also have a fine vegetable burger and exceptionally good fries. Incidentally, all the components of this installation are for sale except the glass and the metal straw.
I'd begun working on this painting in early spring, and finished it this month in time to take it to The Other Art Fair. (20"w x24"h x1.5"d acrylic on canvas, and it was the largest piece in my suitcases.)
It is based on a photo I took last summer at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, and I decided to paint it in a way that to me borders on abstraction. Instead of painting it more realistically, I broke it into pieces of color and shape. You basically understand what you're looking at, even without context, but it's a little simplified and flattened, with many details removed and some invented just to play with the spaces on the canvas. I did try to get that effect of bright hot sunlight that was such an intense part of my visit.
This will be my second Other Art Fair (I did Brooklyn in Nov 2017) and my first time showing my work internationally! For comp tickets use this link: bristol.theotherartfair.com/comp and then all you have to do is get to Bristol July 26-29. The Passenger Shed is an historic venue and there will be about 100 artists. Very excited. I will have smaller paintings at the fair itself and larger ones will be available on my Saatchi Art page.
This petite painting 'Signal Pink', acrylic on 4"x4" wood panel, will be included in an upcoming show on color, 'Spectrum Gestalt 5' at bG Gallery in Santa Monica CA. Opens June 16. Through July 8.
UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to rain. A new date (another Saturday this summer) will be posted soon.
I will be leading a workshop on plant drawing this Sat May 12 at One Nature's garden center, at 321 Main St next to Binnacle Books. Stop by betw 3-7pm to enjoy their native habitat, drinks and snacks, live music, and community, or come draw plants with me 5-7pm. Free! Materials provided.
I will have some work at Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main, Beacon, for the 10th annual Beacon Open Studios weekend, April 28-29, 2018. There are 6 artists altogether, which means that Catalyst will be a must-see hot spot on the tour! Pick up a catalogue around town and see the BOS site for the artist list.
Hours are 12-6pm Sat and Sun. Stop by the kickoff party Fri April 27, 6-9pm at Oak Vino, 389 Main St.
Also in April is this Beacon Open Studios Alumni Show in which I have several new paintings, including the one on the left side of this postcard. I've participated in 7 of the 9 open studios so far, with this being my 8th. This show opens Sat April 14, 6-9 pm reception, at Big Mouth Coffee Roasters at 387 Main St.
I had a week in between shows at Catalyst in Feb and decided to hang these new Stacks paintings I've been working on. How fortunate to have a gallery handy so you can see your new work with some white space around it. A few are much larger sizes than I usually do, so it was very helpful. I didn't actually have open hours, but they were all visible from the street and looked like something bright and fun might be about to happen, or was happening somewhere else, which is how I often feel by late winter in New York.