I had a small gathering of close artist friends over for a preview party on Friday before the work was to be shipped out on Monday. Went well and was nice to share what will only be shown in Minneapolis in October. Thanks to Richard Hutter for these photos of the event, and to all who could and did make it...
Boyracer - Let's See Some Action.mp3
With the dawn, young girls go picking roses. A whisper of wisdom breathes over the valleys and the capitals, stirring the intellect of the most ardent poets, strewing safekeeping to cradles, crowns to youth and old men an intimation of immortality.
Poésies - Lautréamont
In the process of varnishing, prepping and preparing all the artwork here in the studio for shipping to Circa Gallery in Minneapolis MN. The varnish I use on the work is a matte varnish from Daniel Smith that I've used for over ten years. I like the finish it provides the work, making the surface one unified field and flattening out bright or uneven brush marks. During the process I find often the varnish will not always dry evenly, which can be problematic when I'm hurrying, as I can miss bright spots or dull spots that need touch up.
I've been in discussion with Circa on the topic of the card image for the show, and I'm thinking a studio in process photo would be a nice alternate to the common image of a one painting image. I think my new studio makes a nice scale reference with a sense of the whole process, location, and dynamic of the work. Its something I think places the work in context and I've always enjoyed it when I see something of the kind in other artists invites, or adverts in publications.
The Sea And Cake - Fuller Moon.mp3
Just got home from a quick blast down for a night and back in Los Angeles for a show I was included in at Fresh Paint Art. Had a wonderful evening at the gallery, met a wonderful sculptor that Steve LaRose had informed me of, Lee Pratt. Lee's work is line made three dimensional, clean, direct and well plotted. He and his artist wife Suzanne Pratt were fun to converse with and make observations of the surroundings that night. They were nice enough to include me in their dinner plans and took me to Chinois, in Santa Monica. The food and their friends were a blast to drink and dine with! I feel I have new friends in Los Angeles.
Another wonderful painter in the show who had a strong piece was artist Chase Langford, whose sense of arrangement and application of paint, is most certainly matched with his feel for color and technique. I really look forward to seeing more artwork of his and getting to know him better as well.
I look forward to coming back and spending more time in Los Angeles, it was a wonderful hit and run!
X - Los Angeles.mp3
a virtual tour of the work being prepped and finished for my upcoming show in Minneapolis MN. I just had a visit as well from a Portland gallery dealer that will for now remain anonymous but went really well. I'm hoping things work out and I could have representation in the region here. I will of course keep you all in the loop here and let you know as soon as I do!