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Circle of Fifths, F-sharp : oil on canvas, 24 in. x 24 in., 2012.

Circle of Fifths, F-sharp: oil on canvas, 24 in. x 24 in., 2012.

 

September 2019: Bushwick Open Studios

The above painting will be shown at Space 776 as part of the Bushwick Open Studios event, September 20-22. It’s part of my Circle of Fifths series of paintings, which was based on the musical phenomenon of the same name. You can find a bit more on the on series and images of all the paintings over at Quirkblog, if you are interested. If you’re really interested, there is a catalog for the series available for purchase, and a free e-book version.

Space 776 is at 229 Central Avenue, in our beloved Brucolino. Gallery hours are noon-9 p.m. on Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday.

Untitled (Binary), oil on canvas, 24 in. x 30 in.

Untitled (Binary), oil on canvas, 24 in. x 30 in.

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March 2019: Open Studio

I will be hosting an open studio in Williamsburg:

Saturday, March 23 from 12 noon - 5 p.m. Please join us!

February 2019

Over the past year or so, I’ve been working on paintings on paper that incorporate drawing. New pieces are becoming denser and more saturated with color. I love working on paper because it retains the nuance of touch in a way canvas doesn’t, especially when drawing with pencil. In her essay Embodied Visions, author Siri Hustvedt talks about mirror neurons that trigger unconscious, empathetic responses in the brain and the body when we look at other people, or even view works of art. “When I think, my body thinks too,” she writes. There are fascinating studies happening in this realm of neuroscience now, revealing a level of richness and complexity that we are just learning about. For painting, the movement, tension, and flow recorded by brush and pencil are unique to the human touch and experience, and that seems like a fruitful place for artist and viewer to meet in this moment.

Untitled, oil and pencil on Arches  Huile  paper, 22 in. x 30 in., 2018

Untitled, oil and pencil on Arches Huile paper, 22 in. x 30 in., 2018

Untitled, oil and pencil on Arches  Huile  paper, 22 in. x 30 in., 2018

Untitled, oil and pencil on Arches Huile paper, 22 in. x 30 in., 2018

Open Studio Event

As important as work on paper is to me, canvas is a surface that stands up better to multiple layering and heavier paint application. Just before the holidays, I started a new series of midsized paintings, forming motifs I’ve been developing in drawings over the past few years into binary images. The first few began in a hot frenzy, and I’m excited about where they may lead. I’ll have more to share in an open studio, here in our Berry Street abode on Saturday, 23 March, from 12 noon-5 p.m. All are welcome, and more details to come.

 
Untitled, oil and pencil on canvas, 24 in. x 30 in., 2019

Untitled, oil and pencil on canvas, 24 in. x 30 in., 2019

 

October 2018

This small painting will be part of the exhibition of small and affordable artworks at Brooklyn Art Cluster from 20-26 October. All the work in the show is 20 in. x 20 in. or smaller, and all of it priced under $700. If you are out and about for the Gowanus Open Studios that weekend, please stop in. The gallery is at 200 6th St. #3E in Gowanus in Brooklyn, just off Third Avenue. Hours are Wednesday and Thursday noon-6 p.m. by appointment, and Friday and Saturday noon-6 p.m.

 
Untitled, oil and pencil on canvas, 9 in. x 12 in., 2016

Untitled, oil and pencil on canvas, 9 in. x 12 in., 2016

 

September 2018

Very pleased to be showing a couple of paintings (one pictured here) at the Falling Forward exhibition at LIC Arts Open. The exhibition is at The Factory, 30-30 47th Ave, Long Island City, NY, and opens Thursday, 13 September, from 5-8 pm. It will run through early November.

22 November,  oil, acrylic, metallic paint and sand on canvas over panel, 48 in x 84 in, 2011.

22 November, oil, acrylic, metallic paint and sand on canvas over panel, 48 in x 84 in, 2011.

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