These are two recent absract seascapes. They are currently on view at the DCAC in Adams Morgan, DC until October 10th for their “Elements: State of Matter Show”.

Medias - 2010 - 55" x 6" Encaustic on Manipulated Found Wood

Forgotten - 26" x 8" - 2010 - Encaustic on Found Wood

Here is what Pam Rogers, the gallery’s curator had to say about my work at the show:

“Vincent has taken the encaustic process to a new place with his abstracted panels. Vincent explores his interest in the “spaces that are tangible here below our own horizon.” This desire is often expressed in imagery suggestive of the ocean and its allure. It is the unknown aspect that makes Vincent’s work so compelling; the shapes and colors with soft welcoming edges suggest something to the viewer that cannot quite be immediately identified. The smaller more intimate pieces embrace the concept of mystery and the unknown. Vincent has enveloped these sumptuous little encaustic works in velvety delicate layers to convey water. Yet we know there is something just below the surface. His subtle play with color, creates strong powerful shapes that bridge the realm between two and three dimensional work. While the wax medium that Vincent manipulates is seductive in its own right, it is clearly just a vehicle that he uses to invite the viewer into his personal aquatic works.” – Pam Rogers, Artist and Curator

Bonus!!!! Cool link :  China Deep Sea Tour

Elements: The State of Matter September 10-October 10 Opening Reception: September 10, 7-9 pm Artists Talk: October 10, 5pm Curated by Pam Rogers Mentor Curator: Trudi Van Dyke

Elements: The State of Matter
September 10-October 10
Opening Reception: September 10, 7-9 pm
Artists Talk: October 10, 5pm
Curated by Pam Rogers Mentor Curator: Trudi Van Dyke
This exhibition presents the work of 6 contemporary artists in a variety of media exploring the elements with abstract presentations.  Artist included in this exhibition are Jessica Beels, Graham Boyle, Katie Cassidy, Vincent Colvin, Suzanne Izzo, and Stu Searles. This is the concluding exhibition for the 2010 DCAC Curatorial Initiative, where the DC Arts Center pairs an experienced curator with someone who has a strong interest in curating.
Header Image – “Forgotten” – Detail – 2010 – Will be at the DCAC show Sept. 10th – Oct. 10th along with other new pieces!

I’ll be installing some work at the DCAC 1460 WALLMOUNTABLES 2010 show this week.

The DCAC’s Annual Open Exhibit!

The Show runs from July 23 – August 29, come on out to the Opening Reception: July 23, 7-9pm. There will be up to 350 pieces in one show from many artists! To learn more or get directions visit  the DCAC.

I can pick up to 4 pieces to submit all under 2′ x 2’……… where to begin?!

See you there!

Evaporation, Rust on Steel, VC

This piece is about to get some new brothers, two rust and encaustic pieces and a new woodcut should be getting churned out of the studio this week. Will they make it in time for the Wednesday install?

Grizzly Grizzly 319 North 11th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia

Grizzly Grizzly is a collaborative effort of five VCU BFA 2005 graduates; Mike Ellyson, Steven Little, Dennis Matthews, Bruce Wilhelm and myself. We started the gallery December  and have since already shown 4 emerging artists and Feb 5th we’ll be hosting two more. The space is a chance for the 5 of us to create a different kind of gallery experience in Philadelphia, where the only concern is to show exceptional emerging artists. For these first three shows we sought artists who have unique approaches to the art making process and brainstormed how to curate them into 2 man shows. The gallery layout places the two artists in close quarters and the experience we are hoping to relate is one where each artist’s work really converses with the other. Artists selected to show are encouraged to give input on the curatorial process. Future shows will include solo exhibitions, installations, various performances, and group shows. For more information on Grizzly Grizzly or for a preview of our next show check out Grizzly Grizzly. If you like what you see subscribe to our blog or fan us on “The Facebook“.

Grizzly Grizzly welcomes Robert Scobey & Yevgeniya S. Baras for our third show. Come out to the opening on February 5th at 6:30.

-Vincent Colvin