Thursday, April 21, 2011

Awww hail

 Last night, it was dark and stormy. I finally found out what ping pong size hail looks like. Luckily, it didn't last long and our cars were under the carport.

 I headed up to Memphis today. I went to the art store, thrift store, and David Lusk Gallery. DLG was one of the first galleries that I went to in college. I love the space!

I need to go to there.
DLG is showing Jared Small's work. I loved the "Lou's" painting. It was painted on mylar. I want to play with some of that this summer. I really liked the effect- hazy but tight.
 The painting above is the strongest. I didn't write down the title. It sparkled from across the room. I really like how he manipulated light and color. It was subtle but very smart. His elegant decaying buildings are the most compelling of the show.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

studio update

We headed up to Sardis, MS to Tribecca Allie. It is a brick oven pizzeria, run by a couple from New York. I had heard rumblings from my friends, but we were convinced to make the drive from this article.

Sardis+ really good pizza= amazingly great unexpected experience.
Here is a painting update. I am really having fun with numbers!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I am really excited about this show!

Related events- Brown bag lecture about contemporary painting on Monday at the museum.

Q and A with the artist, Thursday, April 14 at 9:30 am, Meek 120, Art Department, Ole Miss.

This should be fun!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM!)

 SLAM at night...
 Gerhard Richter, January, December, November, 1989. These paintings are massive- I would bet they are 12' x 15'. The amount of detail in the work is really dense and complex. My battery was fading at this point. I could have taken a ton of pictures
 Gerhardt Richter, Betty, 1988. This is a lovely painting. It is probably 4' x 3'. It is soft up close and hard from across the room.
 Ahhh Giacometti ....

The German painting at SLAM is really nice, Sigmar Polke, Max Beckmann, etc. I really loved the Kentridge films.

Studio update- This painting is 5' x 4'. It is based off a photo from Mexico City.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

How to Steal Like An Artist

I just got back from the FATE conference in St. Louis. I have some pictures to share with you but my camera battery is dead. Stay tuned.

I chaired a session on Radical Erasures/ 21st century drawing. I also moderated a discussion with Matt Homann of CocaBiz. One of his topics was the positive qualities of art students and what they could bring to business. It was interesting to think about the culture of art/ art school and how it is different than other disciplines.

This is one of the things he said in our session...

What artists can give to business
1) ability to critique, give feedback
2) collaboration
3) creativity under deadline

This post by Austin Kleon is really interesting. He talks about appropriation- it is not what you take, but how you use it. He also gives some advice on how to live a creative/ productive life.