Thursday, October 30, 2008
oil on canvas
Strikingly similar to 'Speed Empowerment,' this painting is actually part of a new series I am working on that is more about fear and running than empowerment (in origin anyway). I'll see how the paintings develop, but there is an underlying interest in 'the chase' as well as 'the search.' Take that any way you like.
Latest pic shows close up/some changes to the face.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Saturday night was such a busy opening night. This was my first real taste of Bergamot Station mad- house-craziness. Blab! was opening at the same time as( at least) 10 other shows.
And we had to park really far away so as not to deal with drunken parking lot insanity. Overall it was a pretty fun night. At left are pics of artist Ryan Heshka and I as well as his girlfriend Mirinda (blue dress) and I at the Blab! show. Blab! Fun!
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Another beautiful group show curated by Meg Linton. Fred Stonehouse was back in town for the opening. His work is humorous and fun- and always unique. I'm happy I had the opportunity to work with him.
The after party was very LA with an outdoor bar leading down to a swimming pool (we left before anyone was drunk enough to jump in). Good times.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I stopped in at Corey Helford Gallery on Saturday to see The Inky Dreadfuls before going across the street to Koplin Del Rio to see the Laguna College MFA and Mentor group show (it was hard to tell which was which).
I ended at Billy Shire Fine Art to see Shawn Barber's realist portraits of tattoo artists before calling it a night.
Monday, June 30, 2008
This Saturday's art-going consisted of:
Angles Gallery where Eva Struble was having her first LA show (though she is currently residing in Barcelona)...
Track 16 where Jeremy Lipking's exquisite realist paintings still made me long for a unique interpretation of experience...
Richard Heller where Victoria Reynolds showed her gruesome yet playful paintings of raw meat...
Mark Moore Gallery where I met Ali Smith, and several other Bergamot Station openings... ultimately ending the night at
Corey Helford Gallery with the Carlos Ramos show where I was happy to meet Carlos and also Korin Faught- a sweet figure painter that I admire (shown top left).
Monday, June 23, 2008
Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong made an appearance. That picture cred and more about the Juxtapoz show here.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I have been enjoying getting to know LA including the access to major art collections and the many emerging and established galleries (not to mention the weather)! There seems to be a wonderful 'vibe' for figure painting and I'm excited to get to know the other artists and enthusiasts.
On a side note: I started a little blog called LA Painter where I'm posting other artists/paintings in LA that are currently on view. It is partly for me to keep track, but maybe you'll enjoy it too and share your opinions.
Looking forward to painting and posting for you again soon,
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
May 2 - 14, 2008
Opening Reception on Gallery NightFriday May 2 from 6-9 PMMemorial Union Gallery
University of Wisconsin-Madison
800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI