Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists

  On Friday I was notified that I am a finalist for the Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists.  Established by Walter Feldman through the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston this is the inaugural year for the award.  The jurors will grant two artists a solo showing in the Walter Feldman Gallery in Fort Point with funds and support services for publicity, catalogue, and framing provided by the Council.  The opportunity includes a portfolio review by jurors, Katherine French of the Danforth Museum, and Walter Feldman himself, as well as business consultation from the Council. 
  All finalists will participate in a group show to coincide with Fort Point Open Studios in early May.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Dreaming 3

From the Suite of Dreaming Collages, #3;  roughly 14 x 10"; mixed media on paper; 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Dreaming 2

From the Suite of Dreaming Collages, #2;  roughly 14 x 10"; mixed media on paper; 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Suite of Dreaming colllages

Untitled; Dreaming Collage #1; roughly 14 x 10"; mixed media; 2014

  At some point, the imagery for this series came too fast to continue to get it down using drawing.  This onrush of ideas resulted in a collection of mixed media pieces.  It was great to explore the marks and shapes from the drawings using a rougher hand and different materials.  Pictured above is one of the works that I was particularly excited about.

Monday, March 24, 2014

It Laid Waste

It Laid Waste; 50 x 36"; acrylic, charcoal and gold leaf on paper
  The small charcoal landscapes gave way to an analogous series of larger format drawings.  There is often this push and pull in the studio.  I work small to meditate, explore a new idea, and take the pressure off of the process giving it time to develop.  But eventually these intimate explorations breed a desire to spring forward to fill larger pages and to draw in a way which is more physical using my entire body, creating richer surfaces, and infusing the entire process with more energy than the smaller format permits.
  When I opened up the size of this series, I found this blue, dome-shaped, form in the sky.  Reminiscent of the Scrovegni chapel in Italy the blue is rich and magnetic; and the dome shape connects these pieces to other works from around the Renaissance period, in particular I am thinking of Les Très Riches Heures

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Flame

The Flame; 12 x 11 inches; charcoal and mica powder on paper

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Recently consigned at the Boston Drawing Project

On the Surface of the Moon; 11 x 15"; carborundum, monotype, chine colle; 2013

  A selection of my carborundum prints were recently consigned to the Boston Drawing Project at Carroll and Sons in the South End.  Stop by the flat file room this First Friday to check them out!  A total of 8 prints in all will be kept on file and will be available for purchase during the following year at the gallery.