Saturday, March 31, 2007

Upcoming shows:
Tonight's (March 31st) 1708 Gallery gala auction A la Mode in Richmond, VA.
June and July: My work will be in a traveling group exhibition with shows in Xian, China and
the Haete Gallery in Seoul, South Korea with the group Artificium Humanitas. More details as I
get them...
May: New American Paintings Mid-Atlantic edition...
Back to work!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Richard Vine (managing editor of Art in America magazine) is speaking at University of Richmond tonight, March 13th, 2007, at 7pm. If you are in town and want to attend his lecture, Sex, Lies and Art Magazines, you can contact me at or the spectacular Mia Reinoso Genoni at

I am still working on those big ink paintings, finishing up some commission work and applying for grants, etc.
Coming up this spring: New American Paintings, Mid-Atlantic edition, an art residency in Ireland and a wonderful invitation to be in shows in South Korea and China. Details will follow as they unfurl.

Elise Howell, Suzanna Fields, Travis Fullerton and I had a great artist meeting last night... Melanie Christianson meets with us too. We've been having monthly crits at each other's studios for the past couple of years.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

And Exciting News!!

I just found out yesterday - I will be spending a month at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, (pictured above), an artist colony and historic estate in County Monaghan, Ireland. It looks really wonderful and I can't wait to go! I applied through the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
All visual artists, creative writers and musician/composers should check out the VCCA's website and consider applying. It is such a peaceful place to work and the people you will meet there are amazing.
Thank you VCCA...
CAA Experience, II

Lia Cook and Kim Grant also presented at the "When is Technique Central to Meaning" panel.
Lia Cook is an artist and teaches at the California College of the Arts. She is a weaver and has used digital technology along with traditional weaving techniques to make her work. In her words, "I use a digital loom to weave images that are embedded in the structure of cloth. I explore how the architecture of the image is built from interlacing threads and how the process of weaving can build and dissolve image and pattern simultaneously. I am drawn to the movement of instability in which this transition takes place, when perception moves from a primarily visual event to a tactile, sensual experience." I have seen Lia Cook's work at the Nancy Margolis Gallery in Chelsea and my favorite works are those that, during close inspection, reveal an almost invisible labyrinth in the weave. The photograph below is a studio shot.

Kim Grant, a professor at University of Southern Maine, presented a paper titled "Making Difficulties", an examination of instances where an artist's "unresolved struggles with medium serves as both subject and significance of the work" and instances in contemporary art that use "artistic hard work to critique repetitious drudgery, ...while for other artists it exemplifies the transcendence that labor makes possible."
Next, Mia Reinoso Genoni, Virginia Spivey and Bruce Metcalf...

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