I will be taking down “Lovesick” at Zip 37 tomorrow.
It was a lovely show, thanks to the artists who agreed to show with me.
Taking a show down is always a bit of a melancholic thing, no matter how many times I’ve been through it.
On an unrelated note, I’d like to thank Christopher Fox and Denverdart for publishing this 10 question interview. Denverdart is a new and very good online magazine focusing on the arts in Denver, & is well worth keeping your eye on.
opens at Zip 37 this Friday, the good lord willing and the creek don’t rise. I’m grateful to Mauricio Rocha for giving us a shout out in this week’s Westword. Hope you can come by and take a peek if you’re in the neighborhood.
Posted in art, contemporary art, Denver, drawing, fine art, new art, sculpture
Tagged Hank Williams, lovesick, Mauricio Rocha, Westword, Zip 37 Gallery
As February 10, the opening date for my solo show at Zip 37 (preemptively conceived of and titled as “Lovesick”) approached, I realized the 50 unfinished canvases in my studio were nowhere near becoming 50 finished canvases. Or even 20. Or 10.
I have been painting every day. Really. But winter is never kind to my psyche. Worrying, sleeping and moping consumes a lot of time. Progress is slow and inertia is a harsh mistress.
I never want to half-ass a new solo by hauling out older stuff, so I was in quite a dither and moaning about this to friends when it occurred to me- like the zen koan about the guy who goes out riding on his horse for the purpose of finding a horse- I have friends. (Or at least, people willing to talk to me:) Some of those friends make art. And some of them make art about love, at least sometimes.
Et voila- “Lovesick” will include the work of nine of my favorite Colorado artists, exploring the madness that is love. There will be paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, book arts and printmaking.
I am grateful to Penney Bidwell, Heather Doyle-Maier, Sarah Haney, Sara-Lou Klein, Lokken Liane, Claudia Roulier, Valerie Savarie and Susan Vaho for saying yes. And I am excited about this show, opening on February 10 and running until February 26 .
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Tagged Claudia Roulier, heather doyle-maier, joe cocker, lokken liane, lovesick, penney bidwell, sara-lou klein, sarah haney, susan vaho, valerie savarie, with a little help from my friends, zip 37