Sunday, October 29, 2017
"It should be the principle aim of any teacher to promote the growth of genuine observation, genuine feeling, and genuine thinking... Teachers should make no attempt to urge their own forms and colors on their students. They should acknowledge, protect, and encourage the subjective talent in each of them. The objective laws of form and color help to strengthen a person's powers and to expand his creative gift."
–Johannes Itten, Design and Form: The Basic Course at the Bauhaus and Later. Pages 132-3.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
oil on canvas
Named after the canonical hours, this painting (one of a series along with its companions "Prime", "Terce", and "None) is a contemplation of time, intervals, and the cyclical nature of all things. Here the life cycle of an artist's canvas is condensed to a series of painted snapshots - a handful of frozen moments captured patiently and methodically. Emptiness is an illusion.
I still dearly love the gimmick in this piece. It was such fun to paint. I won't give the trick away here - you'll have to see it in person. Keep an eye on social media for upcoming details about the show.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Hey Chicago! You can still catch "Two Point Five Children" at Gallery 19, now through October 28th. For all you out-of-town friends, check out my recent conversation with Mieke Zuiderweg on the gallery website. We talked about my current work, studio process, and artistic motivation. Click the link below to listen.