Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Baby DIYs

I'm having a baby boy in February.  It's getting exciting.  I'm going to continue teaching and painting but I know things will change.  Working hard to get ready for two shows and a residency in Ireland in May, which Alex and baby will come along for.  In the midst of these things I'm trying to get ready for baby in reading books and getting his room ready.  

Being a painter and person who cares about the color, shape and surface of things I feel like there are two main roads to go down.  The loud fisher price plastic neon road or the million dollar faux amish hipster road.  Feels a lot like wedding planning: small budget, specific taste.

I've decided less is more, especially since we will have so little stuff in Ireland.  I'm keeping it simple and trying to put care into a couple special things.  One is an old lamp from when I was a kid that I repainted.

Freshly Painted...

The other thing I did is make an 'activity gym'.  This is something you see on Etsy and Pottery Barn and wherever else for over $100.  When I saw one in person I realized I can make this with leftover wood from making frames.   Its very simple.  So it only ended up costing the price of the dowel, something like $5.  Then I can buy or make some cute toys to attach.

left: Land of Nod $30(handy like mom, not dad haha) right: Ukranian Etsy Shop LanaCrocheting $20

Monday, December 19, 2016

Winter Gallery Guide

Another semester wrapped up, another gallery guide list for students over break. I hope some of them will use it but always feel better when I post it here too in hopes that more people will use it well..

Winter Gallery Guide Painting Shows of Note
**Check the holiday hours, some galleries are closed the week between xmas and new years

Left: Max Beckmann, Sculpture Studio, 1950  Right: Nell Blaine, Still Life with Daisies #1, 1959

NYC Uptown (near the MET and Central Park)
Kerry James Marshall at @ the MET BREUER through 1/29 – 945 Madison Ave (@75th)
Agnes Martin Retrospective @the Guggenheim through 1/11 – 1071 5th Ave (@89th st)
Max Beckmann @ the MET through 2/20 – 1000 5th Ave (@82nd st)

NYC Midtown (near MOMA)
Francis Picabia @ MOMA through 3/19 – 11 w 53rd st
Israel Hershberg @Marlborough Midtown through 12/30 – 40 w 57th st
Nell Blaine @ Tibor de Nagy through 1/28 – 724 5th Ave

NYC Chelsea/Downtown (near the Whitney, High Line)
Joan Mitchell @ Cheim and Read through 12/31 – 547 w 25th st
Mark Rothko @ Pace through 1/7 – 510 w 25th st
Philip Guston @ Hauser and Wirth through1/14– 548 w 22nd st
Carmen Herrera @ The Whitney through 1/9 -- 99 Gansevoort Street


Left: Philip Guston, Untitled, 1971           Right: Joan Mitchell, Untitled, 1964

Giorgio de Chirico@ Center for Italian Modern Art through 6/24 – 421 Broome St (Soho)
Stanley Lewis @ Betty Cunningham through 12/22 – 15 Rivington St
Group Exhibition @ Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects through 12/31 – 208 Forsyth St


left: Ashley Wick, To get rid of the line of influence..., 2016, Painted animation (duration: 2:30 minutes), papier mâché, mixed media

right: Emilia Brintnall, Caracol, 2016, Papier-mâché sculpture painted with flashe, 42 x 44 x 21 inches, (collaboration with Jayson Musson)
(artists in the group show at Fleisher-Ollman, Philadelphia)

Group Show and Jennifer Bartlett @ Locks Gallery through 1/6 – 600 Washington Square
Bill Scott @ Cerulean Arts 1355 Ridge Ave  through 12/24
Jane Piper @ Schmidt Dean through 1/21 – 1719 Chestnut st
Hollis Heichemer and a figurative group show at Gross Mccleaf through 12/23 – 127 s 16th (at sansom)
Mexican Modernism @ Phila Museum through 1/8

Group Show, figurative and pafa alums @ Fleisher Ollman through 1/28– 1216 Arch St 5th floor

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Refrigerator Paintings at The Painting Center's Project Space

I'm showing a series of small paintings and objects in The Painting Center's Project Space this January.  I would love to see you there!  The opening is Thursday the 5th.  The main space is showing the work of Patricia Spergel and Sarah Lutz, two abstract painters I really admire and thank for inviting me in for this opportunity.  Here is a link to their show: 

The space is located in Chelsea, at 547 w 27th st, on the 5th floor.  If you would like a postcard or to be on my email list let me know...I have a stack of cards about 6 inches tall so don't be shy!

Here is a link to some of the paintings I am showing and a statement on the series:

Hope to see friends there post holiday madness.  I'll grab some installation shots and post them here once the show is up.