Disprove The Dream

Disprove The Dream
Disprove The Dream

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

the influence

MoMA | Museum of Modern Art 

March 8 - June 8, 2014 

The exhibition rooms seem to be emitting only a small amount of light. The walls have been painted chartreuse yellow and a dark teal blue. It's not quite time for lunch but I become so hungry I can't concentrate.

 

This exhibition focuses on Paul Gauguin’s rare prints and transfer drawings. I am smitten by his choice of the ground color that he uses in his almost blackened woodblock prints; a bright burnt sienna orange.

 

I return to my studio and commence work on my Eastern State Penitentiary series printing with a parole orange + burnt sienna.

 

 Shift Of Thought

I AM THAT I AM 



artist proof + additional colorways:

Shift Of Thought
I AM THAT I AM

ghost proof:

Shift Of Thought
Exhibiting in STRUCTURE, at The Printmaking Center of New Jersey, April 26 - June 14, 2014.
Artist Reception| April 26, 2014, 1 - 4pm

 I AM THAT I AM from the Gauguin series

Monday, March 10, 2014

BROOKLYN STUDENTS REINVENT THE MEANING OF ITAJIME SHIBORI 


Arts Day Festival 2014
PS 261 Elementary School
Brooklyn, New York
March 7, 2014 

Itajime Shibori = Japanese method of dying paper and fabric by the shaped-resist technique.

Once again I was asked to teach a workshop to Catherine Pacilio's amazing 5th grade class on the Japanese decorative papermaking technique, Itajime Shibori, during the school's annual Arts Day Festival.

The initial step to achieve the traditional Itajime Shibori pattern is to fold the kozo paper into an accordion fold and clamp it with your fingers. 


The folded paper is then dipped into liquid paint and when unfolded you can achieve something that looks like this:


Ms Pacilio's 5th grade students collectively chose there own individual paths to creative glory. Many students even plunged their hands into the liquid paint to further express their drive for creative freedom.



Friday, February 7, 2014

Same Mind
exhibiting at 
VISIONS OF NATURE

Saturday, February 8–Saturday, March 8, 2014
Artist Reception: Sunday, February 9 | 2 - 4 pm

 

The garden is like a ghost town...here's the cherry trees on Brooklyn Botanic Garden's famed Esplanade...

Same Mind SOLD

 

 

 

 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Insects Too Lovely To Repel
 exhibiting at
St James, New York
January 18 - February 20, 2014

artist reception January 18, 2014, 2- 4 pm 
gentle hand
  raining all day
 all about me
law + order
door ask hear
my private thoughts

MILLS POND HOUSE GALLERY
Greek Revival built in 1838 by architect Calvin Pollard, of NYC, for William Wickham Mills.
In the 70s the family donated the house to the Smithtown Township Arts Council to be used for teaching + exhibitng art.



solarplate etching print 
THE PROPHET'S HAT 
exhibiting at
MANHATTAN GRAPHICS CENTER's
Project Space 
1/one
New Prints, curated by Eileen Zyko Wolter
January 7 - 30, 2014
reception Saturday, January 11th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


ARTIST RECEPTION Saturday, January 11, 2014




Press:
artdaily.com

Sunday, November 24, 2013

single-sheet book show
reception December 14, 2013 3-6pm
exhibit December 7, 2013 - January 25, 2014


110 CHURCH gallery
110 Church Street
Philadelphia PA


single-sheet books DISPROVE THE DREAM and HUMANITY
single-sheet books FADE OUT THE DREAM and LONGEVITY
 coordinating book covers
RiTUAL reception on Saturday, December 14th, 3-6pm: 
The winter storm made it cold outside but gallery owners, Margaret + Stella and their lovely friends, made it so warm and welcoming inside the 110 CHURCH gallery | located in the historic old city 
The genius part about the RiTUAL show is that visitors are encouraged to actually handle, pick-up & read the books.
my book, HUMANITY
 Here's a book I quite fancy by artist Allan Summers called, Ritual.
PRESS:
Philadelphia Inquirer 
DoNArTNeWs

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Boston Printmakers and the 2013 North American Print Biennial

my handbound book
the HUMAN CONDITION
exhibiting at the 
808 Gallery
Boston Universtity, MA
October 27 - December 20, 2013
808 Gallery
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Thursday : 5 pm – 8p
Saturday – Sunday: 1 pm – 5pm
Gallery Website


The North American Print Biennial is a prestigious event in printmaking, held in the Boston University's huge 808 Gallery. 
My book, the HUMAN CONDITION, laying open to view, with other books by artists Yuchen Chang & Philip Laber.
The Boston Printmakers & Boston University invited Cuban artist Ibrahim Miranda to participate in the show, exhibiting his large Mapas installation. 
Prints by Jenny Robinson, Dan Welden, Renee Magnanti and Margi Weir.
BOSTON ARCHITECTURE

Christain Science Square
 Commonwealth Avenue
Newbury Street = shopping
Chinatown
O Ya Restaurant, 9 East Street, near South Station
Chef's Counter at O Ya Restaurant
The only photo I took of one of the many plates I ordered at O Ya; Scottish Salmon, layered with so many subtle favors. So dang tasty that it was hard not gulp it down and lick the plate!