Saturday, September 23, 2017

Exhibits this Fall

University of Saint Francis

Fort Wayne, Indiana  
Virtual Reality/solo exhibit in Weatherhead and Goldfish Galleries
 September 9 through October 12, 2017  
Riding the Big Gun  charcoal and pastel pencil on plywood, polymer clay, twill tape  6' x 4'
"Folk Fiction"
 Clara M Eagle Gallery
Murray State University, Murray, KY  
(group/ Oct. 3- Nov. 6)
The Loss of Virginity   oil on canvas  

From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands 

 Oct. 5, 2017 – February 11, 2018 United Company Regional Gallery  

Opening Reception: October 5, 2017, 6–8 p.m.

Rose Lehrman Arts Center Gallery

Harrisburg Area Community College

"Virtual Reality Reorganized"

Oct. 17 - Nov.10, 2017
Lecture: Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m., Whitaker 214
Reception following the lecture at the gallery

Candy Faux  oil on panel   24" x 24"

“12th International Guild of Realism”  
Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA   
(group  9/23-10/23)
opening reception: 9/23/2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

"Virtual Reality" at the University of Saint Francis

"Virtual Reality"

at John P Weatherhead Gallery and Goldfish Gallery at the University of Saint Francis

Fort Wayne, Indiana

September 9 through October 12, 2017
Opening Presidential Gala on Saturday September 9 from 6-9pm
Artist Statement
These charcoal drawings on plywood are part of a series concentrating on large-scale representation of contemporary people. They are all members of the arts community both in Knoxville and Nashville, and I show them unaware of my presence as they attend exhibit receptions. Humans give off subtle clues as to the culture and social groupings they inhabit. They wander around in various stages of interaction or contemplation. The modular nature of flat drawings in a three-dimensional structure allows me to arrange them in an endless variety of conceptual and social environments. The return of the drawings to a gallery environment is the final stage in this virtual reality play.

John P. Weatherhead Gallery

Looking towards Goldfish Gallery
Goldfish Gallery contained altars, plus three full size plywood drawings.
Artist Statement
Where does mythology originate? Who gets to define and invent it? How much of our older Western Mythology is relevant now, and how would it be updated?
I’m using Byzantine decoration, Faberge egg bling, Medieval religious altar construction, and 21st century design standards to create secular cultural altars dedicated to who we are, where we’ve come from, and what we obsess about.
My approach is purely quotidian, from the themes to the materials used. Theater stages and urban streets are blinged-out with rhinestones and acrylic pellets used in the floral industry. Halos are made from both costume jewelry earrings and gold leaf.
My most recent altars are informed almost entirely by the mixed group of actors and burlesque performers that regularly model for the arts community where I live.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"Food for Thought"

I will have eight paintings in Food for Thought at the  The Arts Center of Greenwood, SC
The exhibit runs from  July 7- Aug. 31. The exhibit reception is July 28, 5:30- 7:30.
The Casualties of Green Curry   oil on canvas   4' x 3'

Friday, May 12, 2017

Upcoming Summer Exhibits

Summer Exhibits

No 130 Classic Coral Creme Glitter   oil on panel, 24" x 24"
  I've got a couple of painting exhibits going on this summer, both opening in June. The first is a solo exhibit: "Gastronomic Drama" at the  Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA 
(June 8-Aug. 12).

Hot, Smeared and Melted  oil on canvas 36” x 48” 
The second is a group exhibit at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC:
  Feast Your Eyes: Celebrating the Food of the South
June 10 – September 17, 2017
"Feast Your Eyes will explore our culinary heritage as nourishment and beyond: a form of cultural, political and artistic expression; an enduring source of comfort; sometimes an object of obsession; perhaps a symbol of class, race or gender…and always a cause for celebration. Food and beverage icons, peculiar and particular to the South, will be examined with works in an expansive variety of two and three-dimensional media, including paintings in oil and watercolor; works in pastel; printmaking; photography; sculptures in ceramics, metal, wood and mixed media; textile and fiber arts, and functional art such as handcrafted dining furniture and serving ware. These objects will invite viewers to explore the confluence of the three distinct foodways (Native American, African and European) which have converged over time and place to form our unique cuisine, originally one of survival, now exalted for its honesty, comfort and generosity.
Feast Your Eyes will bring together painters and sculptors of startling realism; artists working larger than life and those working much smaller; some who are exploring the politics, psychology and humor in the food of the South; others who work with unexpected materials, and those who seek to help us “gather at the table” in an artful way. You’re sure to enjoy every course of this mouth-watering, provocative and evocative exhibition.
Participating lending institutions include The Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia, SC), The Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, SC), The Morris Museum of Art (Augusta, GA), The Red Piano Gallery (Hilton Head, SC) and The South Carolina State Museum (Columbia, SC)."

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Upcoming Spring Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibits This Spring

Contemporary Patterns

People # 67 charcoal and pastel pencil on plywood  72" x 24"
I'll be having a solo exhibit of paintings and plywood drawings at Robert N. Moore Jr. Gallery , O’More College of Design, Franklin, TN for the month of March. It is being curated by my Nashville Gallery, The Arts Company.     Opening reception is First Friday March.
Saint Anne Says Not Now graphite, cut Italian rag paper, acrylic orbs, rhinestones, metal, ceramic, and hand built wooden altar   18" x 12"
I've got one of my Misappropriated Mythology Alter series pieces this year in the "36th International Print and Drawing Exhibition" , Bradley University, Peoria, IL  March 11- April 17
Bad Girl Games   silverpoint, graphite and watercolor on cut gouache toned paper, cut glass in resin in hand built altar frame   20” x 13”

If Susanna Had a Bad Ass Friend
silverpoint and graphite on cut gouache toned paper, cut paper, stones, resin, hand-built altar frame   21” x 23”
I've got two of my Misappropriated Mythology Alter series pieces going to the
28th National Drawing & Print Exhibition”, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of   Maryland University, Baltimore, MD  March 27 through April 28, 2017  
People # 60,63,64,65,58   charcoal and pastel pencil on wood  72" x 82" x 24"
I've got a plywood drawing installation going to this year''s ArtFields 2017, Lake City, SC, April 21- 29. My exhibit venue is the Ronald E. McNair Life History Center on 235 East Main Street.