Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NYC encore.

I was back in NYC on Saturday for some more art-viewing and art-making (okay, just sketching at the Met, but still). I caught up with the lovely and talented Sarah Meredith, and took a peek at the Janus Collaborative. Unfortunately I missed catching up with Jason John and some other artists who were in town, but I did manage to catch up with some art shows I missed last weekend...
For example, Gallery Henoch had the latest Eric Zener show. There are, of course, many wonderful painters at Gallery Henoch – Kim Cogan, Gary Ruddell, David Baker, Sharon Sprung, Patti Oleon, Burton Silverman, amongst many many others; some of their work was showing on the first level, so I took a peek.
Here's a David Bakerpainting:
And a Patti Oleon painting:
And a Gary Ruddell painting:
Yeah, I love that gallery. I also went back to Claire Oliver Gallery exhibition of Jennifer Poon"s work, because it totally deserved a second look. Then I checked out George Billis Gallery, which had a show of Derek Buckner's paintings of white fabric, like the following:
There's also Axelle Fine Art, which focuses on European artists (largely French and Italian, it seems) and always seems to have good painters showing. I also went over to Arcadia in SoHo to check out the latest show there – it had changed already from the weekend prior, when we saw the Robert Liberace show. Currently there's a show by this guy Brad Reuben Kunkle, monochromatic female figures on gold leaf. It was apparently his first solo show, and it was almost sold out completely – whooo!! Good to know that consumer confidence is high enough that people are still inclined to purchase art. Hurrah.
In the evening I stopped by the opening of Shawn Barber's show at Joshua Liner Gallery. Given that the title of the show was "Tattooed Portraits: Chronicle," as one might guess, the vast majority of attendees at the show were heavily tatooed (with the exception of myself, of course). The paintings themselves were well-done, but I think my favorites were the small studies he did of a man with "HARD WORK" (or was it "WORK HARD"-? You choose) tatooed across his fingers:
Good stuff. Thanks for another round of good art viewin', NYC.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

La vie en rose.

Sprung has sprung here in Philly. Seriously. As in, all over the sidewalks. I love it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New! York! City! Again.

Hey, I've been sick - some kind of allergies, maybe? Not sure - but in any case, it's been laying me kind of low. Grr. I did manage to pull it together enough to go up to New York on Saturday to see some art,though. Yeah! Specifically, I was wanting to go to the opening of friend and San Francisco artist Jennifer Poon's show at Claire Oliver Gallery in Chelsea. Great stuff!! Here's a sample, one of my favorite pieces:
Whiteout, watercolor, gouache on cut paper, silk ribbons, thread, 51" x 37", by Jennifer Poon

We also headed to DFN Gallery to see the Alyssa Monks show... here are some pics:

Paintings at DFN Gallery, by Alyssa Monks.

Yay for awesome painting! Thank you, NYC.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


More soon, sorry for the posting gap. I've been feeling unwell, and we've had some canine (and human) houseguestage:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Even sketchier.

Hey! The weather in Philadelphia this past week and weekend has been PHANtastic. For real. So, I've gotten out of the house and over to the weekly drawing group on Tuesday nights. Here's the latest sketch from this session:

Monday, April 5, 2010


The following paintings of mine will be in the 147th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, a juried exhibition at the Philadelphia Sketch Club in mid-April:
cafe 1 (brickhouse), 2006, oil on canvas, 12"x12" by me
743, 2007, oil on canvas, 10"x10", by me.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Phun in Philly.

Glorious day in Philadelphia today. Glorious! Among other things, I stopped by Square Peg Artery & Salvage to see some of my work hanging, voila: