Artists live a rather solitary life. Eventually we leave the security of our studios and venture into the world to show our work feeling both joyful and vulnerable. This Yin and Yang model of the artist’s life has worked for me so far, until I was recently asked to make a video for for my upcoming exhibition, A Curious Collection of Strangers. My Seattle gallery, Frederick Holmes & Co. asked me to make a video speaking in front of and about my work. This on camera experience attached to the uncontrollable world-wide-web has brought me to a galactic level of feeling vulnerable. I will share it here with you. Please be gentle.
Twenty paintings shipped out tonight from my studio enroute to Frederick Holmes & Co. Gallery Seattle, WA for my exhibition next month, A Curious Collection of Strangers. Exhaling… Now backed to my regularly scheduled program…….painting bliss.
I am so happy to share with you my upcoming exhibition –
A Curious Collection of Strangers Frederick Holmes & Company Gallery of Modern and Contempoary Art 309 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle, WA–In Occidental Square October 2 – November 2, 2014 Opening reception: First Thursday, October 2, 2014 6 -9 pm I will be at the reception.
I finally had the chance to see Eve Sussman’s 2010 film, 89 Seconds at Alcazar at the National Museum of Women in the Arts while I was in DC last week. Sussman’s compelling recreation of the Velazquez painting, Las Meninas was mesmerizing. The film depicts a seemingly one take view of the moments before all of the characters in the painting settle into place. I had to watch the film a few times before I was able to continue through the museum. This was one one of those unexpected sublime museum moments.
The last of my summer shows are closing soon. Please stop by if you are in the neighborhood.
Swept Away at Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ, an exhibition of 30 American artists curated my Michael A. Giaquinto, will be closing Sunday, September 7, 2014.
Summer Cocktail at Tria Gallery in New York, NY will be continuing through Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
The summer has flown by and the exhibitions are closing this Saturday, August 30th at Lanoue Gallery 450 Harrison Ave #31, Boston, MA. I am exhibitng work from my new series The Olshan Ballet along with new work from Jeri Eisenberg. Also closing in the gallery this weekend is Robin Lucian Beatty‘s solo show.