Monday, November 12, 2012

"Fall Into Frost" at My Plastic Heart

My "Fall Into Frost" work will be on display at My Plastic Heart with the talented Julie West - show opens Friday, November 16th 

Below are some images of drawings and paintings of "Fall Into Frost" - The paintings up currently are the "Fall" paintings.  Images from "Frost" and more details to come SOON!


"Fall Into Frost" is a series of paintings and drawings.  Autumn to Winter is a brilliant and enigmatic change of season - at least for those of us who experience the 4 seasons.  The treetops and ground are covered in these tiny, quivering, prismatic carcasses. Deep greens explode into a golds, reds, and pinks. A last colorful burst before the world goes grey.  Animals scurry about to consume, save, and store for the coming months.  The wind begins to chill and blow and our breath becomes visible, vapors of escaping spirit.  It is a time of transition, a decent from the apex of a climb to life that began in spring. Blooms, blossoms, bulbs, sprouts, and seeds have all reached the end of their cycle and now begin to retreat into dormancy or death.   This transition from dynamism to oblivion, vibrant to bleached, the idea that instead of a slow decay, something can be it's most beautiful just before it's dust - these are the motivations behind "Fall Into Frost". The turn of phrase below inspired, and was inspired by, the works for this show. 

"Autumn wears her jewel tone mourning dress, 
visits the graveyards of leafy tombs
until grays and whites adopt the land,
and the earth lies in its winter womb;
the last vivid gasp before the frost." - m.d.

Too Art For TV 6


Too Art for TV 6 Opened November 9th at the brand new Bunnycutlet Gallery in Brooklyn. If the crowd was any indication, the show was an immense success.  The work spoke for itself.  Below is my contribution to the show - 7 small paintings. Several of the images were born whilst I was waiting to serve jury duty and shortly after I had realized that I had left my grandmother's ring in the juror's lavatory from which it had "vanished".  I've included those drawings here as well as the way the paintings are meant to be hung and seen.  Of course they are sold individually but I think seeing them in their original arrangement is revealing.

"Lashing Out" 9 x 12 in Acrylic on Wood Panel

"We Are All Just Pearls Strung Together On One Thread" 5 x 7 in Acrylic on Wood Panel

This is the arrangement of how this set of paintings is meant to be seen.  Currently hanging at Bunnycutlet Gallery until the end of the month.

"Cloud Bites" 4 x 4 in Acrylic on Wood Panel

My rather sad attempt at a drawing of my Grandmother's ring - I miss it, I miss her

Monday, November 05, 2012

November Shows!

Been super busy prepping for shows this month so I haven't had much time to post about them.  I'll try and make up for that this week :) For now I'm posting this flyer below with the info in BOLD for upcoming openings from this Friday, November 9th - Friday, November 16th.  This way, at least you have the basics!

I'll be posting sneak peek, sketches, and WIP photos soon.  Thanks for your patience and I hope to see some faces at these openings!

Some links below for more info on the galleries and artists!
Toy Tokyo
Scarygirl / Nathan Jurevicus
Too Art for TV
My Plastic Heart 
Julie West