Thursday, January 28, 2010

artist of the week :: amy casey

so, ive been interested in buildings lately.
amy casey uses the building and its surroundings as metaphors - the suspension and tension and proximity of the buildings tells a story.
maybe being a homeowner makes it more real to me, but i get alot of meaning out of these fairly simplistic paintings.
hopefully you will too.

friday wisdom.

Monday, January 25, 2010

new painting.

i finished this painting of the empire state building today. it is the second in my new personal landmark series.
it is 3 layers of cardboard painted with spray paint, acrylic, and art markers.

Friday, January 15, 2010

shared spaces art show at naz

nazareth college is hosting wonderful new art show opening tonight, january 15th, from 6-8pm in their new arts center gallery entitled 'shared spaces'. the show celebrates graduating high school students and their teachers/mentors.

sami chudyk and i are representing thomas high school, with casey cardillo and her teacher bill stephens representing schroeder high school. i feel honored to have been asked to be a part of this event, and to show next to such a talented young artist.

you can find out more about the show (including gallery hours) here.

sami chudyk "past tense"
colored pencil on canson paper
completed january 2010
((to see more of sami's work, check out her portfolio blog.))

todd stahl "new beginnings"
cardboard, spray paint, and ink
completed november 2009

Thursday, January 14, 2010

erik otto :: sf dump residency

first let me say i am in awe of erik otto's paintings. the way he uses paint and texture is something i truly relate to and feel akin to... its dirty and beautiful all at once.

he is at the end of a 4 month residency at san francisco recycling and disposal, collecting material and working on new paintings for his most recent show.

you should all check out the videos of erik working on this body of work. you can view the videos here. ((if you are not familiar with how flikr works, to proceed to the next video in the series, select the furthest thumbnail in the top right portion of the screen.)) its nice to see these videos because it shows how important the process of making art is. its not always as direct as: get canvas. sketch. paint. hang and admire.

if you ever get the chance, check out some of erik's work in person. ((or at least check out his website.))

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

david jon kassan

many of you may recognize david's paintings from contemporary artist presentations in my classes... here's a great little interview with him where he talks about his paintings, and his inspiration.
if you like his work, check out his website or find him on facebook.

totally inspired.

friday wisdom.

Monday, January 4, 2010

AP ART calendar

want to know how long we have left until the AP portfolio is due?
want to know when art show openings are happening in the area?
check out this website to find out that and more.