Nice to range work around the studio and see them together as a group. Very compatible and complementary. Must get to work now!
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Two acrylic-on-canvas paintings with completely different feel and affect. One, young vital, upright and confident — the other, a study in motion and instability, tentative and anxious. The colors remain the same, only reversed. But, gestural brushwork and pose … Continue reading
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Making new paintings and enjoying the fall light coming in the studio windows. This fabulous sunny weather gives off an aura of well-being, which translates to lively, exciting work.
Forget painstaking, impeccably rendered images. I’m talking free-flowing gestures. Intuitive sweeps of the brush. It feels like endless possibilities.
Yesterday’s Gallery Talk
Lovely turnout with lively discussion at the Gallery Talk for my solo exhibit Seduction at Athenaeum Gallery. Athenaeum is the jewel in the crown for the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association. A beautiful, grand historic building that survived the Civil War as an army hospital, it is situated in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, VA, two blocks from the Potomac River from where you can see the Washington DC skyline.
How did this exhibit come about? I had approached Gallery Director Twig Murray about exhibition opportunities, and she promptly dropped by the studio to see for herself. Immediately falling in love with the massive pink and gray painting of a face (60″x96″ “Pulled By What Would Be”), she then and there offered me a solo for the following year.
Two months ago, Twig selected the rest of the artwork, including, to my delight, several recently completed paintings. Artists always favor what they’ve just completed, because they’re moving forward, growing, changing. It’s great when a gallerist encourages innovation, taking a risk, so to speak, on something different.
Stop by and catch the show, on exhibit through September 17. Co-sponsored by Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington DC.
Join me for a Gallery Talk Sunday, Sept 10 at Athenaeum, 2 pm, along with Erich Keel, PhD, formerly head of education at the Kreeger Museum and erudite/fascinating art historian. Seduction closes Sept 17.
Opening of Seduction at the Athenaeum. Some 14 artworks of mine, including many brand new pieces never exhibited before. Thanks to Athenaeum Gallery Director Twig Murray and the wonderful staff, as well as Susan Calloway and her great staff at Susan Calloway Fine Arts for making this exhibition possible.
Gallery Talk takes place Sunday Sept 10 at 2 pm with myself and Dr L Erich Keel, formerly Head of Education with the Kreeger Museum of Washington DC