Thursday, September 30, 2010

Two fall 2010 exhibits

16 Patton Gallery, 16 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC
Saturday, October 2 - Saturday, November 2, 2010
Reception: Saturday, October 2, 6 - 8 pm
Solo exhibition: "Anthropomorphic Produce."“Anthropomorphic Produce is a new series of paintings using vegetables and fruit acting out human situations and behavior. Human migratory patterns, so utterly important in human history for survival, have geographic and political boundaries today that create very complicated situations. Racial differences create us vs. them scenarios. Human rights are violated. Is that what's going on in these paintings, or are they just hyper-realist renderings of light saturating the color and texture of both common and exotic produce?”



Packed In

Mango Pattern

Impaled Strawberries

Hot Strung

Fruit Spear



Blood Oranges

The Arts Company, 215 5th Ave. of the Arts, Nashville, TN

First Saturday Art Crawl Reception: November 6, 6-9 pm Donuts Behaving Badly: An Anthropomorphic Food Exhibit
In my “Donuts Behaving Badly” series, all forms of scandalous behavior are imagined. If it is hard to guess what is happening, the painting titles, such as “Binge and Purge”, and “The Immaculate Confection” give it away. Donuts are wonderfully fleshy and human, and can lay about with far more lethargy than even a dog on a hot day. The first series used the powdered and overfilled donuts I’ve purchased from Dunkin Donuts as subjects. The second series contain the more tan and muscular Krispy Kreme donuts acting out “The Seven Deadly Sins”.


Knocked Out


The Immaculate Confection

The Morning After

Boston Creamed

Binge and Purge #2







Friday, September 10, 2010

Time to Eat the Donuts/8-2010

I was one of the 1st to exhibit in the new Clayton Center or the Arts complex at Maryville College in their niiiice double gallery space (BlackberryFarms Gallery) in the smaller building. (The construction had so many corporate sponsors that virtually every detail of the place has names. Dr. Mark Hall, head of the art dept., even dedicated a toilet stall to someone. It is in the men's room, so I was never able to verify the brass plaque that is on one of the doors.....but it is very amusing stuff).

My exhibit was titled "Eat Me", and was compiled of anthropomorphic food paintings. Everybody focused on the donuts, of course..and the impaled strawberries. We even had donuts at the reception. I was kind of disapointed that the exhibit didn't attract any cops, but a security guard did walk through at one point.