Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Gowanus Open Studios

The 2012 Gowanus Open Studios will take place this Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th, 12-6 PM. I will be in my studio all weekend. There will be lots of studios open in my building and nearby, so come on over to:

75A 10th Street
Studio 22
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Stop by and say hello!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Go! Brooklyn Open Studios

I will open my studio to the public this weekend as part of Go!

Enter at 75 10th Street (adjacent to Lowe's) or 98 9th Street. The doors will all be open so just come on in 11-7 PM. See you then!

During GO, Brooklyn-based artists open their studios to the community on September 8–9, 2012, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Community members registered as voters will visit studios and nominate artists for inclusion in a group exhibition to open at the Brooklyn Museum on Target First Saturday, December 1, 2012. 

Thursday, August 02, 2012

And then it happened.

24x36" oil on linen, work in progress.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Modern In Denver Magazine: Summer 2012

See the painting, Girl Running, in a collector's stunning residence in the Summer 2012 issue of Modern In Denver Magazine:
Words: Eleanor Perry-Smith | Image: Daniel O’Connor
"...From this angle we get glimpses of an abstract black and white Robert Motherwell signed limited edition print and a Katelyn Alain abstract."

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Studio Visit Magazine: Volume 18

Find my work on page 4 of the latest publication of Studio Visit Magazine.

"Studio Visit is a series of juried artist books produced by the publishers of New American Paintings. Each high quality volume of Studio Visit features approximately 150 artists, who have been selected by professional curators.
Studio Visit will be received by more than two thousand galleries, museum curators, and art aficionados throughout the country."
Juror: Trevor Richardson, Director of Herter Gallery

Monday, June 11, 2012

Brain, Ideas, Art

Learning about the way the brain interprets and stores information helps me to think about the way I approach my painting process.

When I was first starting out as a painter, I was greatly influenced by the book Art and Illusion by Ernst Gombrich. His writing style seemed hopelessly dry and outdated, yet his words spoke to me as directly relevant to what I was trying to accomplish in the studio. He delved into the way the mind and eye work together to 'see' and understand the world. His perspective was scientific and art historical and there were nice diagrams to illustrate his points. I can see this book on my shelf right now with it's folded corners, and colorful scraps of paper sticking out of it's pages- shortcuts to the many highlighted and underlined passages I've come back to over the years.

I am now reading two more recent books by Eric R. Kandel, a nobel prize winner for his research in brain science. Kandel, much to my surprise, seems to be picking up where Gombrich left off and reinvigorating an interest in what he has termed the 'science of mind.' I am so enthralled with the way brain science affects painting and art that I can't wait to see how his insights will alter the way I consider my own process. I have just finished his very scientifically-focused book In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind (link). And now I am reading the slightly more apropos book The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand The Unconscious in Art, Mind and Brain. (link) I can't wait to finish this book! As I start a new body of work based on portraying memory, I have so much fodder for future ideas.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Record of Memory

Monday, April 16, 2012

On Memory

It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past. These are often as highly structured and selective as myths. Images and symbolic constructs of the past are imprinted, almost in the manner of genetic information, on our sensibility. Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and active mythology of its past.
---George Steiner, In Bluebeard's Castle (1971)

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

I See The Moon, Milavec Hakimi Gallery, NYC

Jan 12th - Feb 19th 

Opening Reception: January 12, 6-9 PM

Milavec Hakimi Gallery, 51 Cooper Square, New York, NY map

Come see the paintings I've created over the past three years on display in I See The Moon, a group show featuring Katelyn Alain, Dina Brodsky, Scott Kahn, Sabrina Marques, Christopher Saunders, and Ryan Scully.