Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Art in local gallery

Just a note that I have 7 paintings hanging at the River Gallery in Rocky River Ohio (19046 Old Detroit Rd., near Salmon Dave's). There is a show featuring jewelery opening there this weekend, but I am one of the "wall" artists. Thank you to owner Ara Hamamijian and gallery manager Mark Yasenchack for taking on my work. I am excited to show in a gallery that has an interest not only in local artists, but in encaustic as a medium.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


2 diptychs are on view until May 2 at Spaces Gallery in Cleveland as part of the annual American Greetings fine art show. Event Memory panels 4 & 5 seen below, and Event History #4 as well.

On a side note, many thanks to my friends Mark and Stephanie for their purchase of a suite of paintings from the Event Study series (#'s 1, 3 and 4). I love it when my work finds a great home like theirs!

Thankyou also to the wonderful people who bought things at my show at the AG gallery too!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Finally Done

My show at our corporate gallery is finally up! It has been a lot of work given my schedule, but I am pleased overall. Yes, the scale of most of these things are quite modest, but I moved through a lot of ideas to expand upon conceptually, technically and also in terms of scale. I have 5 different themes running through this body of work, 4 of which I would like to take further. I really think I am done with the "face" pieces for now, and I can leave the star chart behind too.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Still in the woodshed

Literally still in the woodshed (to use a term from the bebop era). I will post images of my show at our corporate gallery after it goes up next weekend. It's a mixed bag of working through older trains of thought and developing new ideas to explore. The exercise of doing a lot of small scale things over a short period of time is kind of freeing (if it didn't overlap a silly-busy work schedule otherwise). It's given me a more clear idea of what I want to proceed with- the process itself of layering and fusing as an essential element of the imagery itself. My own conscious mark making is the other variable- loopy off kilter spirals and loose quasi-accidental visual noise. I am moving away from the earlier graphic stuff into a more painterly process although a little graphic stuff never hurts from time to time.

Back to work now.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

New work!

Water and sky, diptych
24"x48" combined

Sleepwalker 1

Sleep Study 2

Sleep study 1

Sky signs

These are just a few of the new things I have been working on- they are all part of a body of work. I am trying out a few new ways of working and these pieces are the strongest things right now.
I am still very busy up in the studio and there will be lots more in the near future.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New old work

I just had to re-publish this image! This is actually an older work (if 2008 is older) that I am donating to an auction. I wanted a decent photo of it before it went away forever, so a photographer friend kindly shot it for me. So now I am like "wow! I don't think I remember this piece!" It actually does look like this, but you can't tell from the crummy snapshot that I took of it (in an earlier post on my personal blog I might do it a little differently today, but the depth is lovely.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy 2010!

Ah, my glorious unheated studio space! Be it ever so humble, I'd rather be up here working than doing just about anything else. Look for new work to be posted soon. I've done one new piece I like and am working on a new body of work with some different techniques. I have a small show coming up in Feb. at American Greetings' in-house art gallery, so lots of new work is happening now!