Monday, March 21, 2011

Sprick in the spring.

Hello there! Spring is finally here, and my chilly fingers are thawing out and here to bring you some more blog-related goodness. The latest: a quick trip up to NYC (again), this time to re-visit the Sorolla murals at the Hispanic Society with friend and fellow painter Alia El-Bermani, and to check out some gallery shows, including the opening for the Daniel Sprick exhibition at Arcadia Fine Arts. Here's a quick photo recap:

Artist friends Greg Baldwin and Alia El-Bermani in front of the Sorolla murals at the Hispanic Society

Time, 12"x12" oil on panel painting by Justin Taylor, found at Eleanor Ettinger's gallery location in Chelsea
Man in Profile, oil on panel, 5"x7", by Zack Zdrale, also found at Eleanor Ettinger

I finally got to see a painting by Lucong in person - this one is Tabitha #8, oil on panel, 18"x18", found at Gallery Henoch
This one is a David Kassan piece - Artist's Mother, oil on paper on panel, 25" x 24", also found at Gallery Henoch

We ended the trip with the opening of Daniel Sprick's show "Flesh and Bone" at Arcadia Fine Arts - a combination of mind-blowingly good still lifes, figurative paintings and interior scenes.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

It figures.

Hey there! Here are some figurative paint sketches I've done lately:

Monday, March 7, 2011


Along with everyone else, their brother, their Mom, their dog and their 50 closest friends, John and I went to the Armory show in NYC on Saturday. Boy, was it packed. Yikes! Before we headed to the Armory we actually went to Pulse first, mostly to check out my former studiomate Michelle Muldrow's work at the booth for Jen Bekman projects:

Delirium, 10" x 20", casein on clay panel, by Michelle Muldrow

Great stuff! Pulse was definitely more manageable size-wise than the Armory... and out of the eight thousand million gazillion booths at the Armory, I can easily narrow down my magical favorite moments to just a couple of pieces:
I got to see a painting by British artist Justin Mortimer, at the booth for Mihai Nicodim Gallery - amazing in person.

I can't believe I had never heard of this artist before, a Belgian artist named Michaël Borremans

This is only the second time I've seen a Kehinde Wiley in person...

And here are some other works in the show:

This one really spoke to me.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fabricate, emulate, the truth dilate, special date

Hey Internets, I'll be showing some of my series of paintings on printed fabric (entitled "fabrication") right in my own backyard, so to speak - more specifically, at a neighborhood cafe: Rocket Cat! Yes, it's the same Rocket Cat Cafe mentioned in this previous blog post of mine - the one with the Shepard Fairey mural on it. So, Rocket Cat will have Fairey on the outside, and Feissel on the inside! It's a big faireyfeissel sandwich! Sort of. Anyway, if you're remotely in the vicinity of Philadelphia and especially if you reside in Fishtown, you simply must come out to celebrate tomorrow night, First Friday, March 4, 2011, from 6-9pm. You must.

As you will see from this post on the Frankford Avenue Arts Corridor website, there's a ton of other great stuff happening in the neighborhood tomorrow night as well - come on out to play, people! It's almost spring! Whoo!!

duck duck duck duck duck duck duck GOOSE, oil on printed fabric, 24"x30" by me, Diane Feissel