Friday, February 28, 2014

"About Space/Contemporary Abstraction" Pictures!

Wow, this was a really fun show!

A big thank you to the curators, Lyz Wendland and Jeannine Kitzhaber, the two other artists, Betsy Byers and Karen Gustafson, and, of course, everyone who came! 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Cyberspace IV

Done!  Sparkle dance.  (Quartz powder is great underneath MSA varnish.)

Come see the whole quadtych at my up-and-coming show, "About Space/Contemporary Abstraction"!

Clarified the line work/added green interference!  Just need to cure the sides and add MSA varnish and the Cyberspaces are ready for their big debut at the University of Wisconsin!

(Pink rose petals blowing in the wind.)

(I like how it all vanishes at the right angle.)

Round three.  Turns out all I needed was to add a darker shade of lavender - made a nice warm gray that created the spatial clarity that I needed.  Well, hell.  I think the composition is a wrap.  Now I just need to wait for the paint to dry, reclaim the line-work and add green interference!  I have some ideas...   

Out of gas, still burnin'.  Round two complete - next will be a few more compositional adjustments to improve the balance and functionality of the illusion.  I may introduce a cool gray and rusty red oxide to punch the light lavender ground with nuanced figure/ground contrasts... there still needs to be some space happening in the color contrasts.

Hauling ass on Cyberspace IV.  Got the general movement, architecture and the base colors set... next, I will reclaim the line work and continue pushing the illusion of distortion by defining more contradictory planes.

Upcoming Show: "About Space/Contemporary Abstraction"

Hello Friends! 

Just letting everybody know that I've got another show coming up!

"About Space/Contemporary Abstraction"

Come see works by Betsy Byers, Karen Gustafson and Zoe Shulman that explore contemporary abstract spaces! The exhibition will be held at the University of Wisconsin (River Falls) in KFA Gallery 101. The show opens to the public on February 12th and runs until March 2nd. We will give artist talks during the opening reception on February 27th from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The exhibition is free and food and beverages will be provided. Curated by Jeannine Kitzhaber and Lyz Wendland.

Here's the address: 
University of Wisconsin, KFA Gallery 101
410 S. Third Street, River Falls, Wisconsin 54022
**Opening reception and artist talks on February 27th from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.**

I will have a few new pieces in the show - so come check it out!  Also, I thought I'd mention that I have recently been employed by the Walker Art Center as a Gallery Assistant.  So come visit me sometime!