It feels good to be connecting with my blog again. The last 3 weeks have been filled with framing, promoting et al for the exhibition and my spring classes. All that build up for an exhibition... Yesterday, when I mentioned that it cost at least $ 1000 to get ready for this exhibit ( at Diablo Valley College), someone registered complete surprise! Some folks just aren't aware of what goes into a presentation. . The reception, however, was great! Quite a good turnout and several artist friends whom I haven't seen in some time came to see my recent work. Exhibitions are important for lots of reasons; and for those who think it is all about sales- well, it isn't. It is about validation; it is about bearing witness to internal growth. And for viewers, it gives an opportunity to see evolution and sequence in addition to all the other individual responses one has to artwork.
I am grateful for this opportunity to exhibit in such a wonderful space. I think the art department at DVC might benefit ( their gallery is tiny) from some collaboration with the library.
I am about to jump into my studio, so I will continue this later
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I finished this painting last week and have been having a terribly difficult time photographing it.( Quinacridone pigments tend to dominate) It is an oil on canvas, 18"x24" and is another piece on the theme of "House". I think of our world as One House and the imagery revolves around this theme. Global consciousness one way or the other. I hope you like it.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
You have to wonder how art figures into all this global chaos... It's like we are the central pole around which a kind of economic madness swirls. Why do we do this stuff anyway? I would love to hear some feelings on this issue. Creative work seems to me to be a combination of a kind of cancerous obsession and orgasmic joy. What do you think?