Sensing (Scopelogados beani), Encaustic on Steel, 18.5" disc, $650, 2010
This piece will be on view at Atelier6000, in Bend, Oregon from March 1st to the 31st. The exhibition “The Stolen Image” is based around artists that use a transfer techniques in their work. This piece is an encaustic monoprint on steel of one of my recent drawings. If your going to Oregon stop in and check it out!
Medias, Encaustic on Wood, 55″ x 6″, $1400, 2010
The Suffolk Art Center in Suffolk, VA is putting on a show titled Abstracts: Borrowed from Reality with the help from curators Pam Rogers and Trudi Van Dyke. The show will feature a number of artists who recently exhibited at the DC Art Center aswell as 6 of my own works, including the piece above Medias. The show will open on March 9th and run to April 15th.
More good news: my piece Chauliodus sloani was recently purchased at the Torpedo Factory Art Centers Patron Show Auction. My work was on donation and all proceeds go to benefit the Torpedo Factory Art Center in my home town Alexandria, VA! Thanks to those that purchased works and for supporting the arts!
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!
Come by Studio 31 @ the Torpedo Factory between July 10th and August 10 to see some new work!! This month I’ll be making new woodcuts and encaustics.
Diego Gutierrez Map of the New World, c. 1562
Here is a snap shot of my work up at Lane Palmisano’s and Michele Hoben’s studio in the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Recent and some past work will be up for viewing throughout the month of May. The Torpedo Factory (TFAC) is an amazing art center in Northern Virginia. (Alexandria).
“Calore” – Lane Palmisano
Lane has been making increasingly significant oil paintings for as long as I can remember. Recent pieces involve her traditional impressionistic expertise breaking down into abstract and contemporary landscapes. Spatial relationships emerge and disintegrate both in the final image and throughout the painting process where Lane applies and scrapes paint with a variety of tools. Color is constantly put to the test in the paintings. The pieces currently hanging in her space showcase a variety of palettes; from transparent earth tones, to impasto pinks and yellow-greens. The paintings all explore a sense of distance between her often explosive brush strokes and imagined horizons. The recent work I like the best has a real breakdown of what that horizon line is defined as: A range of marks that are at once built with hard edges and areas that subtly play into a disappearing act.
“By The Paddocks” – Michele Hoben
The studio is also shared by Michele Hoben. She is exhibiting and producing paintings that incorporate mixed media and collage. The pieces seem to center on abstract environments that incorporate conceptual fences and response to landscape and feelings of containment. The fence is often at first concealed by what the viewer might believe to be a series of well placed marks and lines. Viewing evolves where the lines enter the foreground and your eye seeks to look through them. The lines at once hold your attention and frame the painting into sections of color and light. It is this subtle play between positive and negative spaces that begins to create movement in the works. The pieces also have a range of painting applications dealing with transparency, saturation and opacity.
At the TFAC studio space Lane and Michele’s works exist in a dialogue about boldness and subtleness of color, descriptions of space, and a unique combination of calculated and free mark making.