Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Around town

  Last Thursday was AHA night in New Bedford.  I attended two events for exhibitions in which I had work, and still had time to take in a lovely installation by one of our ceramics graduates, Amy Uthus.

Grads Hank Gatlin and Mellissa Morris attending One Plus One at Artworks!

detail of painting by Pam Hoss on display at Artworks!

painting by Laurie Kaplowitz at Artworks!
AHA night at Judith Klein Art Gallery

Two of my drawings on the left; on display at the Student Show in Judith Klein Art Gallery
on display at Berk's Militaria, Amy Uthus' installation Invincible Summer

detail of Amy Uthus' Invincible Summer

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thesis Exhibition Review

Equis; mixed media, 23 x 24", 2010

  We received a positive review of this year's thesis exhibition.  Read the full article from South Coast Today here.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Summer Residency


I opened up my inbox this evening and received word that I was accepted to attend an Artist's Residency at Norton Island in Maine this summer!!!  I get to spend eleven days living off the coast of Maine in a log cabin on a small island with twenty other artists.  We have kayaks and hiking and ocean views at our disposal, and I am hoping it will be a great time to empty out from the graduate school experience and do some serious painting!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Etsy Shop Now Open!

lakeside; acrylic on paper; 2010
  I have long wanted to sell my paintings online, and today I took the first step - listing four pieces at my etsy store.  Check it out.  All work is original and competitively priced.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Nature drawing

Antlers; charcoal on paper; 30 x 22 inches

  I am continuing to work from life and work from bones in my studio as I recoup from the large endeavour of the thesis exhibition.  In these pieces I've really focused on allowing the image to stay fluid through most of the process and worked to continue searching for the boundaries and edges of this form.  How I transition between the surrounding space and the form of the object has been crucial as well.  I am exploring soft edges.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Opening reception photos

  The MFA exhibition opened yesterday to rave reviews.  Attendance at the event was great, and the work of the fifteen UMass graduates looked fantastic.  If you have time, the exhibit is on display until May 12th at the Star Store - 715 Purchase St. New Bedford, MA.

My work; left to right; untitled; end of its rope; and turned on its head

paintings by Mellissa Morris

Hayley Perry, Anthony Miraglia, myself and Mellissa Morris

Fellow grad Hayley Perry and myself with our advisor, Tony Miraglia