My show at Zip 37 is over. I’ve taken the paintings away and prepared the gallery for the next artist. It’s been a good run and I sold 9 paintings between the two shows at CORE and Zip (essentially the same body of work on two different sides of town) as well as a handful of monotypes. I’m thanking whatever gods may be that smiled on me these past two months- but I’m especially thanking the good folks who like the work enough to fork over some money and take it home. (Maybe I can get that root canal & crown now.)
My next show is scheduled to open at Zip 37 on February 10, 2012. It wasn’t my first choice of date but I’ll work with it. I plan to do some reading and thinking about the sickness that is love in preparation for this show which falls around Valentine’s Day.
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I am gearing up for the September 2 First Friday reception for my show, “Animuse” at Zip 37 gallery.
From the press release:In my newest work, I continue to explore intuitive painting methods to bring subconscious imagery to the surface.
The ideas of Carl Jung as they address allegory and myth have been a recent source of fascination,
and The Animus as muse is my overriding inspiration for this show. Also present in the canvases are ruminations on dreams,
The Shadow, and archetypal glimmers.
The show was well received last month at CORE New Art Space and I had a terrific opening reception at Zip this last Friday. I feel both grateful and relieved- I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard toward a show. I am looking forward at this point to spending long hermity weeks in my studio stretching new canvas and wearing old clothes.
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I have four weeks left to finish some big paintings for this show.
Progress in the studio is steady but slow. I am covered in paint and sweat. It isn’t pretty.
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