I had a wonderful weekend sharing my new work with many insightful and enthusiastic visitors. I was really taken by the range of responses to the work and the ideas they generated. I am already looking forward to next weekends East Austin Studio Tours! One highlight of the day was when a 2 year old, “Pepper”, decided she liked one of my landscapes, which apparently was the first artwork she had ever verbally responded to. Though she couldn’t tell me why she liked it, she did recognize many of the colors. The moment happily reminded me, “Who do you make art for?”.
Thanks everyone who came out!
Come out and see my new work at the East Austin Studio Tours! I have new paintings on view at my new downtown studio. I will also have many prints (framed and unframed) for sale. I recently opened a studio downtown on the East side at UP Collective, 2326 E. Cesar Chavez. The space has over 21 artists exhibiting for the studio tour so it should be a definite stop on your schedule.
My new work is available for purchase and exhibition, commissions are also welcome. If you have an idea that you would like to discuss I would love to talk about it with you. I have enough 2013 work for a solo show and am seeking a Texas Gallery to show with in early 2014. I will have artwork in a wide range of sizes and prices, so it will be a great time to get some new pieces as gifts for the holidays or for your home!
Sneak Peek | Some new work coming out of my studio, encaustic with huge charcoal drawing transfers.
I will be at my studio all four days of E.A.S.T. and am looking forward to meeting lots of new people and discussing art! Dates/Times: Nov. 16th -17th and Nov. 23rd – 24th from 11am to 6pm
If you head out to see DUE E.A.S.T., the studio tours group show, be sure to keep an eye out for my piece there, “Wiseman”.
I am also instructing some new classes coming up in 2014 and a Drawing Better and Faster course starting this Nov. 21st at the Contemporary Austin. Click here to sign up.
Tagia, Detail, Oil Glazes on Steel, 24″ x 32″, 2013
I am busy preparing for my solo show, Simultaneous Passage, at the Southwest School of Art in July. The exhibition will be on view from July 18th to August 23rd. I had posted some earlier stages of this piece, “Tagia” about 3 posts back. It is built up of many layers of rust, oil and glaze mediums that are brushed on, applied by hand, wiped, scraped, sanded, smeared and gouged. The show will consist of a variety of paintings drawings and prints.
Blending scapes of land and sea, Simultaneous Passage, also blurs the lines of process, media, and viewing. The imagery triggers a memory or creates responses to birth a new one. The stories told depict a interpretation of the past. These individual moments take place within our collective memory, whether you are an observer or a creator, making us all somehow participants of the story. Art allows the viewer to become creator using their mind as an extension of the piece viewed. The events live in multiple time frames as they transition their own lifespan of creation, experience and subsequently, memory.
More detailed pictures of this piece to come, should be wrapping this 10 foot encaustic up this weekend!
Ushering in the new year I thought it was time for a change. I just made a new website, now with bigger pictures and more work. If you have a moment check it out. I would love any feedback, I am still dialing in the background and organization. www.VincentColvin.com
This year I am preparing for my first large scale solo show in July at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas and I am applying for a number of Artist in Residence Programs in our National Parks. I’ll be posting new work as I go along. Here’s to what I hope will be a productive year!
Back in July, during my month long stay in VA I took up wood cutting. Since that time I have been working on a series of prints that are based off of 1592 spanish map engravings of sea monsters. Through the series I’ll be progressively cutting prints to look more and more like what creatures those bewildering 1592 sea monsters might actually be. The pictures above are all working proofs.
I am also working on a collection of small prints that I am creating En plein air of different locations around the Austin area. My first was Krause springs, working vigorously for an hour on site and enjoying some cold water swimming! You can see it in the pictures as the smaller print in the top right corner. This collection will either be bound as a book or possibly printed as one large print made up of however many blocks I decide is enough.
So far it has been a lot of fun and I am learning wood cutting fast. I am a bit disappointed that while I learned a lot from Dan Miller, that I was too busy painting and etching during graduate school to take advantage of his woodcut classes. Anyway, I am enjoying the process now and its fun to teach yourself something new after 6+ years of art schooling.
I’ve been busy making work at the TFAA (Virginia studio), having a blast and putting in long hours. I just hung work at the DCAC for their Wallmountables show. The opening was Friday and the show was a lot of fun to see. Artists from all across the spectrum showed their work (Four year olds to local emerging artists to the pros). I also ran into an old friend Kim Burke. She is part of a DC art collective that runs an blog Bored of Trade and also showed one of her new sculptures. Below are some shots and some new works both finished and in progress.
To day is a pool and BBQ day, tomorrow….back to the studio for another week of art making! More posts of new work to come! Enjoy the week and be sure to check out The Mountain and the Sea for their DEFY monday post!