Saturday, February 27, 2016

8th National Juried Exhibtion

Luis Colan, Panoramic View, La Valdichiana, 2015, oil on linen, 6 x 20 inches 

In December I had announced that I was one of sixty four artists to be included in the 8th National Juried Exhibition at Prince Street Gallery.  Juror Graham Nickson, a well known painter and Dean of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, selected an eclectic number of works and artists out of 215 submissions.  I am very proud to have been included in this group, especially after finding out from a friend, who happens to know him, that Graham Nickson has a very discriminating eye.  With this in mind, a big pat on the back to all sixty four artists who participated.  Below is a selection of some of the work that has been on view from Feb. 2 - 27, 2016.  
Meryl Blinder, Vermont Reflection, gouache on paper, 17 x 18 inches

 Michael East, Jar, Plastic Bag, Cinder-blocks, and Cellophane, 2015, oil on linen over board, 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches 

 Margaret Leveson, Along the East Branch, oil on panel, 14 x 18 inches

 James Celano, Pruning Shears, oil on panel, 16 x 12 inches 

 Megan Kico, Blue House, oil on canvas, 20 x 18 inches 

 John Lee, Squeezebox, oil on linen, 14 x 18 inches 

 Karen Bonanno, Green Field, oil on masonite, 24 x 16 inches 

 Christopher Dolan, 05-14-2014, oil on paper, 10 x 12 inches 

 Liam Corcoran, Self Portrait #1, oil on panel, 15 1/2 x 12 inches 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Landscapes & Cityscapes, the Natural & Manmade

 David Kammerzell, Interlude, oil on canvas, 18 x 36 inches

Here are some images of last week's opening reception of Landscapes & Cityscapes, the Natural and Manmade, a group show presented by Dacia Gallery.  The show has been up for two weeks and it comes down tomorrow.  A big thank you to Dacia Gallery for including me in the show and for getting this group of talented painters together.  It has been an honor and privilege to be in such good company.        

Jim Ebersole, Fabius, NY, 2015, oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches

Painting by Jackie Clark

Luis Colan, Olivebridge Early Morning, 2014, oil on linen, 8 x 12 inches

My group of three onions being exhibited in the landscape show.

Installation view of my onions next to David Pullman's landscape 

Adriano Farinella, Equilibria 12, 2015, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

Alexandra Evans, View from the Studio, 2015, oil on linen, 11 x 14 inches

David Pullman, 3 Trees, Lat Autumn

Painting by Boris Tyompkin

Alexandra Evans and I standing next to our paintings

Walter Lynn Mosley, Gapstow Bridge in Winter, 2015, oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Landscapes & Cityscapes, The Natural & Manmade
Hello everyone, I'm pleased to announce that I have been included in this landscape group show at Dacia Gallery in NYC.  Show will run until Feb 27, and opening reception is tonight!  If you're around the Lower East Side of Manhattan swing by and have a look at this group's work.  More information can be found by clicking on the image.  

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Prince Street Gallery Exhibition

Hello all, I have one painting included in this group show, 8Th National Juried Exhibition at Prince Street Gallery in New York City.  Opening was last weekend and the show runs until Feb. 27th.  If you're in the NYC please stop by and have a look a this group of artists who were selected by juror and painter Graham Nickson.  Information about the gallery can be found on the two images above.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Working on a Big One

This is the year of challenges and growth, and I am not waiting too long to get this ball rolling.  Last week I began work on a large canvas, 20x60 inches, the larges piece I have done since I used to paint larger abstract paintings over eleven years ago. 
This will be a landscape with emphasis on space and with a more abstract approach.  A great part of the surface will focus on the vastness of the Colorado sky and it's immense cloud formations, something I have not experienced anywhere else. 
The images in this post show the first three days of work, which happened rather quickly.  Last night was the fourth session and my vision has become more clear.  For the moment I will leave the painting alone until next week, it will dry while I travel back to Colorado to collect more inspirational images that will help me finish this painting, or help me start a new one.  Who knows what I will see this time around.  More to come!