Monday, February 23, 2009

Some Things to Share With Thee...

Here are my pieces for the Gallery1988 SF show, which opens next Friday (March 6th). As I’ve mentioned before, these are all small works, the largest being 8”x10” and the small ones 5x5”.

If you are interested in buying one, ask Katie to be placed on the preview list here: Once you’re there, she will send you an email with a link to all the art in the show (usually a week before the opening, so keep your eyes peeled) as well as all the buying instructions. Reply to that email, or call her within gallery hours (Tues-Sat, 12-7pm PST) to make your purchase.

The theme I chose for this show was witches. I defined them here as social outcasts who turn to magic and take refuge in different environments that create a barrier between themselves and the rest of the world. These environments are also potentially dangerous or frightening, which enhances their mystery.

Each color represents the witch’s environment: Black (darkness), white (snow), blue (sea), red (fire), and green (woods)…Oh, and the various symbols that you see on some of their foreheads, in pendants, or stones, are actual wicken symbols. I had a lot of fun with these, and could see myself expanding on this theme in larger works later down the line.

Am listening to some Stephen Sondheim tunes right now, and trying not to inhale the fumes of these freshly varnished paintings. Perfect atmosphere for a color comp… ha. Yep, you heard it: this next painting is begging for a color comp because it’s so big and full of stuff. Yipe!

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