Above: Poisonous Red frog in progress.
Lot’s of new stuff happening.
I will be in a group show, Wherefore Art? at the West New York Gallery in Jersey City:
Village West Gallery
331 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
The show runs from February 25-May 5, 2019. There are currently two early receptions planned for the show: JC Fridays reception: Friday, March 1, 2019 – 5-9pm. Opening reception – Thursday, March 7, 2019 – 6-9pm.
Here is an interesting article I read about artist Arthur J. Williams. Talk about entering through the gift shop, so to speak. If you are a painter, the Dana Schutz show over at Petzel Gallery in Chelsea is worth seeing.
That’s it for now. Still grappling with the world situation, but don’t have the time to complain, which is I suppose a good thing. Anyway, stay tuned! Lot’s coming down the pike….
Black Coy 2019
New group show happening in February:
As you know I’ve been a bit lax about blogging. Come the end of the residency, I will hopefully get back on track. Not that I don’t have much to say, just have to budget my time. Since school is starting, I’ve been inundated with revisiting and rewriting syllabi which as you know, can be very time consuming.
On an up note, the residency (ESKFF at MANA Contemporary) is going great. I’m producing a new series titled: Commit to Memory: The Precipice of Extinction. I committed to producing 8-10 paintings on paper that embrace the topic of extinction (hence the title.) My plan after the residency will be to create an animation of the work that will illustrate the poetry of Nicelle Davis. That’s the plan and hopefully once it’s done, I will be entering the animation into the festival circuit. Sounds a bit ambitious but this topic is extremely important. Nicelle and I have metaphorically linked this topic to the disappearance of our culture and political climate. Powerful indeed but we as artists have the responsibility to record our times and tell the story.
Lullaby of Karpland the process book is now available.
Stay tuned more to come…..
Above: Black Rhino unfinished. Mixed Media on paper 40″X26″
The next few months I will be creating a body of work that focuses on extinction. I’ll be turning it into a video poem (animation) after the residency is over. I’ve already created a few pieces on the topic. New show in May so stay tuned….
Holiday shows are still going strong!!!
Stay tuned. Shopify is soon to happen….
Thank you Broadsided Press. Niece has been Nominated for a Pushcart prize!! Poem by Jennifer Gravley
In The Circus Of You Has been selected for the +Institute (for the experimental arts) poetry film festival, Athens, Greece
DUMPED! Lives on!!!!!! Museum of Broken Relationships
Don’t forget the affordable holiday shows: 107 Bowers Gallery
and Art House Productions.
2 person show at Eonta Space coming in May so stay tuned…..
Above work in progress.
Don’t forget about the affordable holiday shows:
Art House, 262 17th Street, JC, NJ, (201) 918-6019
107 Bowers Gallery, 107 Bowers, JC, NJ
More to come so stay tuned….
Work in progress, tracing of penguin, Commit to Memory.
Art House, 262 17th Street, Jersey City
November 16, 6:30 PM.
107 Bowers will be having their AFFORDABLE 25 Days of Holiday Art Market show soon.
I’ll be back at the ESKFF Residency, MANA Contemporary this coming January to the end of March. I’ll be hard at work with this huge project titled: Commit to Memory; The Precipice of Extinction.
The project is starting to grow. So far the venues are as follows: a 2 person show with Andrea McKenna coming up in May at The Eonta Gallery here in Jersey City. I’ll keep you posted as we get closer. As it stands now we will be showing some of my animations as well. Very cool. The project will also involve the poetry of Nicelle Davis. Animation, exhibition and Catalog to follow.
The title (or working title) Commit to Memory; The Precipice of Extinction is a common phrase. I came across the term (commit to memory) in a video tutorial. I find it fitting since memory is all we will have left once extinction becomes more apparent.
In the meantime stay tuned….