Sunday, August 7, 2022
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Sunday, June 5, 2022
It was an absolute pleasure to show some of my current pastels and oils at Pilsen Arts and Community House this past month. Thanks to Teresa Magaña and the whole PACH crew for putting together a beautiful exhibition and reception! You can view and purchase the remaining available work from the exhibition here.
Sunday, May 1, 2022
I'm delighted to have this piece included in this year's DRAWN exhibition at Manifest Gallery! This is one of my favorite pastels from my current series - also the largest - and it's an honor to be able to show it alongside some of my favorite contemporary artists.
The shows run through May 13th! If you're in the area, please stop by. There's a lot of good work up on the walls, and we are in excellent company.
Sunday, April 3, 2022
a rare glimpse at one of my current works-in-progress
palette, divided into warms and cools (sort of)
Holding Space, 2022, chalk pastel on paper, 15x15"
This object (the same one as in the in-progress piece above) arrived in a box full of cardboard treasures from my painter friend Geoff Barnes. He visited my studio back in December, and I gave him a piece of molded cardboard he admired to paint. Which he then did, exquisitely, twice - and you can see those paintings on his website here and here. I love the way he saw that beautifully weird little toner cartridge endcap.
This cardboard piece captivated me immediately - the way it catches the light, and all the color that gets reflected into those beautiful browns... endlessly fascinating. I'm looking forward to working my way through that box of treasures, one piece of "trash" at a time.
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Hi friends. Happy Sunday. My solo show IMMATERIAL THINGS closed last month at the Farmer Family Gallery at the OSU Lima campus - thanks to everyone who stopped by! Here are some installation photos, along with close-ups of a few of my favorites from this group.
All my thanks to Ed Valentine for inviting me to share work in this beautiful space. On a personal note, I remember the first time I saw Ed's paintings at Linda Warren Gallery. I was an undergrad student at SAIC at the time, trying to find my way as a painter in a conceptual program. I stood in front of his work and was awestruck by a room full of PAINTING - actual, contemporary painting that delighted and reveled in surface and image as much as content and meaning. The memory of those portraits kept me going through some pretty brutal critiques, and they've always been a reminder for me of what painting can be and do, today. So, it's especially meaningful to have the opportunity to connect with Ed now, and to be able to share my paintings with him and his students. This is an experience and a memory that I will forever treasure.
Sunday, February 6, 2022
Color Spots, 2021, chalk pastel on paper, 15x15"
installation photos courtesy of Tamie Beldue