Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday Pick: Nick Miller

Self reflected with nature & Constable, 2003. Oil on Linen, 61 x 82 cm
Portrait of John McGahern, 1998. Oil on Linen. 86.5 x 95.5 cm. Niland Collection, The Model Sligo

Bed With nature. 1998, oil on linen, 168 x 183 cm

Man and Nature. 1998, oil on linen, 12 x 137 cm

I was recently introduced to the work of Nick Miller and had to take a quick minute to share it here.  One of the best bodies of work I have seen in a long time.  British born and Ireland based, Miller has many paintings on his website to take in.  They are felt and the color is gut wrenching, its so good.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Figuration @ Nancy Margolis Gallery

I'm part of an upcoming group show at Nancy Margolis Gallery in Chelsea.  It is titled Figuration Inside/Out and features the work of four women who paint the figure.  Figures have been inching their way into my work a lot in the last year so I am happy to have a chance to show them in this context.  It opens Thursday November 5th 6-8pm. 

As a side note: Fall has been totally chaotic for me.  Like work all weekend busy.  I am teaching three courses and decided to apply to a residency, curate a show, possibly two, write a review, reference letters for my students, the list goes on.  I'm not only getting work ready for this but I have a solo show upcoming in January at Gross McCleaf in Philly.  Even though I have made a ton of paintings (that I think are pretty good actually), when shows draw near the only way to quell my anxiety is to paint more and more.  Which means I put off all the things at the beginning of this paragraph.  And besides that I have a ton of cradling and framing to do.  Not trying to make excuses may be a little while before I get around to posting quality, non self-involved items here.  In the meantime, here are a few new paintings of mine that will be in the show...(there's the self-involved posting I was just  referring to...)

Bed's Edge, 2015, Oil on Panel 24 x 24

Bitchy Brunch, 2015, Oil on Panel, 40 x 40

The Thinker, 2015, Oil on Panel, 24 x 24