Saturday, March 7, 2015

New Solo Exhibit at Customs House Museum

Denise Stewart Sanabria:  Food as Muse

The Cult of Spring   oil on panel   4' x 8'
 Food as Muse will open at the Customs House Museum
in Clarksville, TN, Friday March 13th. There will be a reception 
from 5-7 PM.
                 Food As Muse will be in the Bruner Gallery until
May 10th.
Also opening that night, Chicago artist Sergio Gomez : The Land in Between

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Arts Company, Nashville- BICYCLES: Vintage & Contemporary

BICYCLES: Vintage & Contemporary will be at The Arts Company, 215 N. 5th Avenue of the Arts in Nashville, TN for the month of March, 2015, featuring several of the gallery's artists' interpretations of the popular icon. Opening reception during First Saturday Gallery Crawl.
In Bicycles:  Vintage and Contemporary, bicycles are presented as familiar objects that are international icons with universal appeal. Whether hanging on the wall or from the ceiling, made from cardboard, or drawings, paintings on tar paper, or mixed media photography, collectively they create a lively and welcoming gallery environment. Featured artists include Daryl Thetford (photography), Leonard Piha (cardboard sculpture), Denise Stewart-Sanabria (sculpture/mixed media), Tres Taylor (paintings), Jason Stoddart….plus, real bicycles. 

My work in the exhibit includes the following:
Bipedal  graphite on rag paper, cut paper, hand-built wooden altar frame  20"W x 21"H x 4"D

Helen of Bike   charcoal and pastel pencil on plywood   34"W x 71"H x 2"D

Urban Wilderness   graphite on rag paper, cut paper, hand-built wooden altar frame  10"W x 20"H x 3"D

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

September 2 Person Exhibit at Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University

Drawing Closer: Ink and Wood will be at Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, will be in September 2015. It is a two person exhibit with Ellen Wiener of NY, information below. (Her piece is actually a collaborative installation with poet LB Thompson, so it is really a 3-person exhibit). My figurative drawings on plywood will inhabit the floor space of the gallery, while Wiener will have a 6' x 17' wall-size piece interactive with LB's poetry text. We should be giving a drawing workshop during the last weekend. Exact dates and more details to be announced. 

Ellen Wiener

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ellen Claire Wiener (born October 18, 1954) is an American artist specializing in painting and printmaking. She holds degrees from Bennington College and Queens College, CUNY, and has taught at the university level since 1985.[1] Her most recent work is Longhand Forest, a 17-foot pen-and-ink drawing produced as part of a collaborative exhibition with poet LB Thompson.[2]


Wiener has received several honors including The Andrew Carnegie Prize for Painting from The National Academy of Design, The William Randolph Hearst Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers from The American Antiquarian Society, residency grants from The MacDowell Colony, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, Holy Cross Monastery and stipends from The New York Foundation for the Arts.[1]

Sunday, March 1, 2015