Thursday, June 16, 2011

Solo Exhibit, Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech

My charcoal drawing on plywood quantum physics Installation "Quantum Confusion", which I'm trying to tour like a hyper Indie Band, will be at Tennessee Tech's Satellite campus, The Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN, until Aug 19th. The center is 6 miles south of the Smithville exit, and the 1st left after the bridge over Caney Fork River, which is massive at that location. The campus is deep in the woods, and is a collection of teaching studio buildings, arranged by media. The main building contains two gallery spaces, a gift shop where you can buy fantastic work from both the faculty and other regional artisans (including some of my friends :-)), and a really, really good cafe. Their hummus salad plate is the best I've ever had.

My installation is in Gallery Two, which means you have to go through the gift shop to get there, and, ha- "Exit Through the Gift Shop" to leave. (Thank you, Banksy!) The gallery architecture is very sculptural-it has a sloping wood slat ceiling with big beams, and an extension area with huge windows looking into the woods.

The lighting makes cool shadows in the back.

Detail. The lighting with the rest of the space in shadows makes reflections really strong.

Gallery One had a Studio Instuctors exhibit-killer glass, ceramic, paintings made from dyed and textured paper pulp, mixed media work, and a cockroach in a tiny silver and copper coffin. I know students who've gone to school here, and they hate to leave. One of my friend's daughters even slept in her car just to afford to be here. I don't blame her-this place is another world.

Monday, June 13, 2011


My installation, "Quantum Confusion", will be hosted by Open Concept Gallery in the 2011 ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan from Sept. 21-Oct. 10.

ArtPrize, in it's 3rd year, is one of the most unusual art events internationally, and can best be described on it's website:

In the meantime, "Quantum Confusion" will be installed later this week in Gallery 2 at The Appalachian Center for Craft/Tennessee tech in Smithville, TN, untill Aug. 19th.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 3rd Asheville Art Walk/Crawl

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 from 5-8 is the next Asheville, NC Downtown Art Walk. Danna Anderson at 16 Patton is getting "Twisted Jimmies" ready for the window that looks all the way down Patton Ave. Anybody getting a donut urge after seeing it while walking or driving up the one-way section of that street will have some trouble-despite Asheville being a food-topia, I don't think anyone downtown sells donuts. They'll just have to buy the painting. It is even better than the real thing-0 calories.

Besides my Produce Paintings and one more snack cake painting at the gallery, there will be some plywood people hanging around.