Long overdue update to the website has been made! I have added a couple new works to Suburban Landscapes,Rooms, and Paintings and Drawings. I have also added a new page of credit card paintings. The last few years have been tough for my studio practice and career, but I am starting to get back on track. I look forward to sharing more work new work as it comes along and more frequent updates of works in progress.
Shadows/Sidewalk, Acrylic, Credit Card, 2017, 3 3/8 x 2 1/8”
New work featured in Spookeh 2 at Jan Brandt Gallery 1106 E Bell Street Bloomington, IL 61701. http://www.janbrandtgallery.com/ The opening reception is October 18th starting at 7:00 pm.
The piece featured in the show, In the Study…, is a new room/diorama piece, and the first that I have made in years. It is a start to a new series of work, that I am excited to get under way. I’ll share more photos as things start taking shape. I didn’t have time to document the piece before it was sent off, but I will share any photos from the exhibit that I can.
The Daily Artwork page has been updated with the rest of 2013’s drawings. At the end of 2013 I moved back to Illinois and changed day jobs. The move put me behind on documenting the daily project quite a bit. Finally I have everything uploaded to the site!
#106 April 16, 2013
The nature of the project allowed me to experiment with ideas and compositions that normally I would be too reserved to try. I always had a new piece to start the next day so I felt I could try any idea that came to mind. While I often reverted to my current body of work exploring suburban landscapes, there were many pieces that were outside of my comfort zone.
#172 June 21, 2013
I took the month of May to make work that was mostly autobiographical. It was a chance to revisit ideas from earlier bodies of work. I hoped to touch upon universal ideas from my personal experience.
#122 May 2, 2013 Coffee for 2
I also took the opportunity to get reacquainted with collage.
#155 June 4, 2013
Using old prints, drawings, and other abandoned projects I explored and expanded my visual vocabulary. I also took a few chances to play with images from comics and magazines. Many times I used images of typical contemporary housing with images of monsters and superheroes to add an element of magic and intrigue to typical suburban housing.
#176 June 25, 2013
Playing with these images also allowed me to have more fun with my work, and lead to the series of drawings that close out the project. I decided to use fictional locations as if they were typical subjects in my work. Instead of examining how the elements of suburban landscapes, I turned my concentration to cartoon villages and homes. I didn’t have the same results, and I am still figuring out what this might mean for my work.