Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Open Studios - This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, October 3-4 is the Ravenswood Art Walk. I'll be having an open studio both days Noon-6pm. Stop on by if you can. I'll be showing some new paintings and screen prints.

Ravenswood Art Walk + OPEN STUDIOS
October 3-4, 2009
Cornelia Arts Building
1800 W. Cornelia, Studio 201
Chicago, IL 60657

Monday, September 28, 2009

New Painting: Charlie Brown Shirt

Charlie Brown Shirt, acrylic on panel, 12x16, 2009
I guess this is sort of a self portrait. I have a striped shirt like this and my wife makes fun of me when I where it, usually mocking me by singing/dancing to the "Charlie Brown" song. Thus, the title of the painting...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Urbanest October 2009 - Installation View

Urbanest, October 2009 - installation view

Urbanest, October 2009 - installation view

Urbanest, October 2009 - installation view

The show at Urbanest is now installed. I spent the afternoon today getting it hung. There's a mix of lakefront and cityscape imagery in a wide range of sizes. I'm showing both paintings and screen prints. It's the first time many of these pieces have been shown so I'm excited to see how they're received.

The Opening Reception party is Friday, October 2nd from 6pm-10pm. It's free. There will be food catered by Big Jones and wine courtesy of In Fine Spirits. It's the kickoff party for the Andersonville Arts and Home Weekend. Hope you can make it!

More Information Here: http://www.andersonville.org/artsweekend

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Painting: Sunset on the Brown Line

Sunset on the Brown Line, acrylic on wood panel, 80x30, 2009

This is one of the largest paintings I've ever done. The scene was composed referencing various sketches and photographs I've taken in Chicago and New York. While not an actual representation of anywhere in the city, it has familiar elements - the lake, L train, water tanks, and old warehouse buildings - some of my favorite subjects.

This painting will get it's first public showing October 2nd at my Urbanest exhibit during the opening night of the Andersonville Arts and Home Weekend.

More details coming soon on the opening night party....

New Painting: Faceless Foursome

Faceless Foursome, acrylic on canvas, 10x30, 2009, $175

I've been doing some figurative sketches of silhouettes recently. This painting is based on one of those sketches and, most likely, a start of a new series.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

New Photographs - Colored Cityscapes (New York)

These photographs are part of my ongoing colored cityscapes series. They were shot in New York City in the fall 2006 and spring 2009. I recently digitally enhanced the images to add color and texture.
Abridged (New York), digitally enhanced photograph, 2009

SoHo Angles (New York), digitally enhanced photograph, 2009

Canal Street Merchants (New York), digitally enhanced photograph, 2009

Mietz Building (New York), digitally enhanced photograph, 2009

Downtown Tank (New York), digitally enhanced photograph, 2009

Watertank and L - painting in progress

Watertank and L, work in progress
A large, work-in-progress painting that will be finished for my show at Urbanest during the Andersonville Arts Weekend.