The past couple of months have been insanely busy. I am teaching 5 classes at the moment, while getting ready for exhibitions. Below are installation shots of Remnants at Forum ArtSpace in Cleveland Ohio and No Poetic Device at Denny Gallery in New York, open through November 12th. Hoping to get back into the studio to make within the next couple weeks.
When it rains, it pours. Which is a good thing at the moment, as I have two exhibitions opening over the next week. Details below.
Some of the pieces in Remnants
11"x14" installed at the Cleveland Institute of Art faculty show.
Update shortly once I have install images of the shows, along with more news of an exciting opportunity.
Only two more weeks left of summer before teaching begins again. I was able to get in a good amount of studio time before I ran out of both paper and chemistry. Running out of supplies was a good thing, as I can take some time away from making to look at the works, figuring out where to go next while also putting together two upcoming shows. The pieces for those are being mounted now. Below are some of the newer pieces, some are in the shows, some not. Update again once the shows are finalized.
20"x24" (every color developer test strip)
Halfway through summer and the last week has been busy with installing shows. Right now I have a solo show titled Disclosure in Dayton Ohio at INDEX, the University of Daytons project space.
Last week I also dropped off works for Constructions, a group show featuring Barry Underwood, Sarah Kabot, Jerry Birchfield, and myself, at Gallery W, located in the American Greeting Headquarters.
Disclosure - 8"x10" & 20"x24"
Detail of installation - 48"x60"
Another update shortly as I work on other shows that are coming in the fall.
Things have been progressing slowly in the studio. I just finished getting pieces ready for two upcoming shows. While working on those shows, I have also started working on two more shows that will open in the fall.
More images after the shows have been installed!
Summer break started a couple weeks back and let's just say the studio has not gone as planned. Many failures and ran out of big paper, but plan to work on some smaller works. It feels like a transition period right now and I'm excited to see where the work goes over the next couple months.
In other news I have two solo shows happening in July and September, along with a group show in July. I also was featured on boom again:
Idea of layering pieces on top of each other with areas cut out.
Only a few more weeks of the semester then back into the studio full force. I am part of an exhibition opening in early July that I need to get pieces ready for, and have some new ideas for that and an upcoming solo show in September. I was able to get into the studio the past couple weekends, mostly working on a commission in New York.
Besides the commission, I have been making some other pieces and seeing new directions that the work can take.
Collage of masks used in pieces.
I am going to start taking these and creating large works soon. Stay tuned.
It's spring break and I have been able to get back into the studio to make some pieces. Working was cut short due to running out of paper and it taking much longer than expected for the new roll to get here. This weekend I'll be making more sketches for new pieces while I wait for the paper then full force work mode again.
30"x40". Details below.
Masks for the pieces. Going to use today to try and collage these together.
More to come very soon.
School has been back in session for about a month now and I have been getting into the studio on the weekends to make, while using my time during the week to make sure the archiving of all the pieces is complete (still not done with it.)
I have been making this work for almost 2 years now and have made over 1,000 pieces at this point. That by no means each piece is a keeper. But each one has given me insight into my practice and how these materials function.
Archiving / organizing.
Now it is time to take a break from making for the next month while I go back through these pieces, live with them, and see how they are functioning in relation to my thoughts. Lots of reading and researching more about this paper and the chemicals I use, along with more color theory and expanding on my thoughts.
Thanks for reading.
School starts back up this week. Breaks are always more stressful and hectic than teaching it seems. Below are new works from the past two weeks in the studio. I will be taking a break from the studio to get back into the swing of teaching / studio practice that isn't making the work.
Last week I was able to get into the studio for the first extended period in quite a while. Below are some of the new pieces. Next week I will be back in the studio making for 2 weeks. I have plans for new works I will be sharing shortly.
Quick update: Semester is over this week so I will be back in the studio making new things.
Lake week went on a trip to Chicago and was able to see many great pieces including the amazing Maholy Nagy show at the Chiago Art Institute. Besides that just been making work in the studio and planning out pieces for an upcoming show.
Been working in the studio in the archive of the works.
My work was featured today on Booooooom! today.