Honored to have two paintings in this prestigious exhibition juried and curated by George Billis of George Billis Gallery of NY and LA. Available online at http://www.artessexgallery.com through December 31, 2020.
Very honored to have two of my paintings selected for the prestigious City of Overland Park, KS, National Juried Exhibition. Rafe, above, one of the selected works, is a wonderfully expressive painting that defines the fast pace of contemporary life and would look terrific either in the office or at home. It makes me think! And, it seems to emanate both energy and wit, in addition to sporting a color palette that works with any wall.
Many thanks to the talented artist Johne Richardson who served as guest juror for the exhibition.
Flip Side, my solo exhibit at Hill Center Gallery in the Old Naval Hospital, is on display through June 23.
Location: 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC. http://www.hillcenterdc.org
The Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria VA, along with Susan Calloway Fine Arts of Washington DC (which represents me in this area), present Seduction, a solo exhibit featuring my newest paintings.
201 Prince Street, Alexandria VA 703.548.0035 NVFAA.org
Seduction –Aug 10 – Sept 17
Opening reception Sunday Aug 13, 4-6 pm
Gallery Talk Sunday, Sept 10, 2 pm
The gallery talk will feature both me and Dr. L. Erich Keel. Dr. Keel served as Head of Education for the Kreeger Museum until his retirement in 2013. Currently he lectures on twentieth-century German art, leads art-themed study tours to Europe, and serves as a volunteer curator for the Arts Club of Washington exhibition program. Keel earned a Ph.D. in Critical Theory from Emory University.
Gallery hours are Thursday Friday and Sunday from 12-4 pm; Saturday from 1-4 pm.
In anticipation of the upcoming solo exhibit August 10 through September 17 at the Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria,VA, working on some new paintings. So far, they’re all about the drip. Is there such a thing as too much? Perhaps, in fact, probably. But, my plan is to push the limits. Many thanks to Gallery Director/curator Twig Murray and the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association for the sponsorship.
201 Prince Street
Opening – August 13 Sunday 4-6 pm
Gallery Talk – September 10 2pm with special guest Dr Erich Keel (former head of Education at the Kreeger Museum)
These newly completed paintings are now available at Georgetown’s Susan Calloway Fine Arts — 1643 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007. http://www.callowayart.com
This grouping of paintings features fresh jazzy figures that have the feel of society on the edge. With mostly vivid colors and painterly brush strokes, I’ve tried to maintain a blur between the real and imagined. They have a contemporary aesthetic that’s infused with emotional tension.
As always, ambiguity and ambivalence rule. All interpretations of these figures remain valid, possible, even probable. I prefer that my paintings address those things that do not lend themselves to easy description.
Selecting the right artwork can be tricky. It’s always a good idea to see it in a residential setting – a test for tone and style within a room. I personally like art that makes me think and provides a lively counterpoint to otherwise static elements of furniture. Some people prefer a more peaceful, languid feeling. Everyone has a different goal for their personal space.
Regardless of preference, trying something out in the room for size and impact makes sense. Whether stimulating or calming, a one of a kind, handmade work of art will elevate the area and make it special. If it doesn’t work, you can always return it to the gallery for another piece that meshes just right with your preferences and objectives.
Here, I’ve displayed some newish pieces at home before delivery to the gallery. Each makes a unique focal point, but I think they look good together, too.
Some of my newest work that will feature in a solo exhibit at New York City’s Artifact Gallery during March 2017.
It’s always challenging to put together a cohesive, yet excitingly surprising exhibit. Style, canvas size, color, texture, pose, feeling, and theme all contribute to making a consistent message. But, it’s critical to shake things up with punctuation marks that give a rhythmic jolt to the whole. Like music, visual arts rely on surprise, sparkle, and the unexpected riff for interest and dash.
Once everything has been painted, the critical curatorial step remains: move the artwork around the space until the show taps out a lively beat with plenty of unanticipated punctuation.
Until then, find my artwork every day at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, in Washington, DC’s trendy, historic Georgetown.
After my photographer Jeff Burton made images, these and other recent paintings were wrapped for shipment and taken to Washington, DC’s Gallery NK for the long transport to Florida for Miami Art Week and the SPECTRUM Art Show. Opening tonight this fantastic week coincides with Art Basel Miami Beach and includes activities at 20 satellite art fairs in addition to the giant Art Basel itself.
Gallery NK features international contemporary Fine Art and this year occupies Booth 519 at SPECTRUM. Located at 700 NE 2nd Avenue in the heart of the arts & entertainment district, SPECTRUM Miami is open from November 30 to December 4. Stop by and meet Gallery NK’s owner, Nihal Kececi, and the other wonderful artists who she is featuring in her booth this year.