Tuesday, January 29, 2008

February Shows + Updates

"Gill." (top); 12.5" x 15"; Acrylic on wood.
My recylcing bin, all five views (bottom); 5 3/4" x 3"; acrylic.

"Think Big,"
A Traveling show of over 50 artists painting custom mini- recycling bins.
(as well as a "regular art" show)

OPENING: Sat., February 2nd, 8pm-12:30am
SHOW RUNS UNTIL: February 23rd.
WHERE: The Hive Gallery and Studios
729 S. Spring St.
LA, CA 90014
$7 at the door

Here is a snippet of "My Mind's Eye".
(Scroll down to the older posts to see the rest.)

SHOW: "Cannibal Flower" featuring Mia and Asia! (http://www.asiaengart.com/)
WHEN: February 23rd (one day only) from 9pm - 1am.
WHERE: Hangar 1018 Gallery
1018 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
$8 at the door

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Here is my painting on the Otis ad for the latest issue of Juxtapoz.
Many thanks to Marc and Sarah! You made my day!


"Lingering Lullaby."
11" x 14"
Acrylic on wood.

Got the frames for these this week, and I have to say that they look even better than they do unframed. I hope to get some good shots of them on opening night. Thankfully, this stressful week is nearly over. I have some new projects added to my pile of self-sabotage, but at least it's all work that I want to do. Some of it involves pay (which is good), and all of it involves creating new work (which is always exciting for me). I've also been working like a madwoman on my friend's site...nearly finished..!
I did ok with January...bring it on, February!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

You Ready?

It's been a long time, so perhaps I'll start the February-show-preview right now. I'll post one piece a week until the opening. One of those weeks will have 3, because they sort of go together.
Here's the first one I did. I finished it in December, so it seems like a long time ago.

"My Mind's Eye."
11" x 14"
Acrylic on wood.

Believe it or not, this is one of the largest paintings I've done with this much detail. It's exciting to paint bigger, and it's going to seem even bigger when I get the frame on it.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

A Little Sidetracked

So here's a real-life example of what happens when I have tons of work to do already, but I am offered a great little opportunity that I can't refuse. This is a miniature recycling bin (yes, it opens!) that I painted this week. It's 5 3/4" tall and 3" wide, and it has a million surfaces on it, so it took a lot longer than I expected — 4 days, including drawings/planning and gessoing.

But, it's being shown along with 9 or 10 others at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL in Utah in 11 days! It's a collaboration show that the Hive Gallery is doing with Global Inheritance (http://www.globalinheritance.org/). Apparently, they used to do full-size recylcing bins. I can't even imagine all the work that went into those. But anyway, if I get more info on the event I'll post about it. The inside is simply all brown, so no use showing an image of it. It was too small a space to fit my hand in to paint anything else!

Aside from that, I've been trucking away on those February show paintings— I'm 1/2 done with the entire show.