I'm excited to announce my solo exhibition at the UForge Gallery in Jamaica Plain next month! I'll by exhibiting new work from 3 different series that's been created over the past year or so. Come on by and check it out!
The show will be up from June 14 - July 15.
Artist Reception Thursday July 5 from 6-8p
For more information, please visit UForge Gallery!
On Friday May 25 I'll have 3 pieces in the 'Small Works' show at Gallery 55 in Natick. Two of the pieces are from my Bazooka Tooth Series, as well as 1 piece from my Mad Monk Series. Come on by and check them out! Also, there will be 2 other SNAC members (Fil Miguel and Steve Gaul) also exhibiting along with a bunch of other local artists! Show your support!
SNAC is back in full force! We'll be exhibiting at Hancock 309 in May! The opening reception will be May 12 from 6- 9 p
Myself, as well as the rest of the group will be showing lots of new work, and hopefully we'll have the unveiling of a big project we've been working on. Make sure you stop by, enjoy some free libations! For more info, check out our Facebook Page!
Spring Open Studios are right around the corner! Stop on by April 14 from 12-5p and see the new series I've been working on, as well as checking out the nearly 100 other artists that occupy our 2 buildings!
Come one come all to the Paint Out at Patriot Place, this coming Saturday 3/17/12 from 1-5p. The Foxboro Art Association will be sponsoring this event. Artists from all disciplines will be creating work live for your enjoyment! What better way to kick off St. Patrick's Day!
To sweeten the deal, I will be giving away a free painting! The first person to mention this will receive a free signed and dated original painting by, yours truly!
So come on out on Saturday at Patriot Place and enjoy the weather with us and help support local artists!
So I was recently able to take in the Sol Lewitt Retrospective at Mass MoCA. I've gotta say, the amount of work he was able to create was daunting! I've seen several of his wall drawings in person before, but by no means this many. The exhibitions spans 3 floors of Mass MoCA chronicling his early, mid, and late career works. Each period was accompanied by a video talking about each step in his career, and the team of 65 volunteers who helped execute this phenomonal show.
What I found most interesting is, Sol Lewitt was an artist who's work was fueled by the idea behind each work, and the design process, not necessarily the execution. He clearly didn't have the mastery of the brush like a DaVinci, or Picasso.
Now this raises the questions, of what makes art? Is it the execution, the idea, or perhaps both? The retrospective was executed entirely by a team of 65 students, done to the exact specifications of Sol Lewitt. Because these works were not created by Sol Lewitt's hand per say, does this not make him a genius, or even a true artist?
Personally, I left the museum feeling very inspired. I particularly love his mid career's work where he would experiment with color, and his 'equations' for creating work. I love that when you get up close on this work, you can see all the colors that were mixed to create the hue you were seeing from a distance. With these transposed colors, you're actually looking through one color to the next. He'd apply several very thin washes to achieve this effect. His pallete was always just the basic primary colors. He'd use these to create those washes and get his new colors. Below are some images from the show....