Friday, June 27, 2008

Anderson Center, last week

A couple more days to go at the Anderson Center. I've finally got used to the quiet...and now its time to go back home. Its been good for me to get away from the city and the grounds here are expansive and lovely. For y'all artists (writers, visual arts, and musicians) - apply next year. Application due dates are feb and march of each year.

Here are a couple of paintings that are almost finished - instead of just landscapes, I did some abstractions of clouds and used the colors I've been seeing across the fields here. Acrylic, 16 x 20 inches.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

2 new skyscapes

Here are 2 paintings I finished this week. Each is 30 x 30 inches on canvas, in acrylic.

Anderson Center, Wk 2

Just painting the sky here this week...and a bit of photography and video of the area.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Draw Too: June 20 - Aug 20


I was in the first draw show at SooVAC in 2004 - now its here again, with a twist. Here is mine for "draw a breath." I have 3 others there as well.

a review of the show

Draw Too: A Drawing Show in Four Acts
June 20 – August 20, 2008
Opening Reception Friday June 20, 6-9pm

In 2004 SooVAC presented a drawing show exhibiting over seventy artists, the majority of which resided in Minnesota. Works ranged from naïve line drawings, to detailed realism, from graphic prints to more painterly styles. Now in 2008 SooVAC will revisit this concept in Draw Too: A Drawing Show in Four Acts. This time around artists will explore how to express four meanings of the word draw by the act of drawing, both intangible and concrete illustrations derived from these concepts: Draw as an art form, draw a breath, draw a gun and a draw in sports.

The works must include elements of drawing though they are not limited to the strict interpretation of the act of drawing as pen or pencil to paper. In keeping with the dynamic nature of the exhibition the artists will expose multiple layers of meaning, revealing how one word can evoke a variety of conversations. Each artist will contribute works that weave a narrative thread, which investigates the complex nature of etymology and thus the act of communication. The artists are guided only by their definitions of what it means to draw, allowing for a myriad of results. Some of the works utilize traditional methods of graphite on paper while others expand the boundaries to encapsulate computer drawn imagery and unexpected materials.

Featuring Works by:

Isaac Arvold | Eric Carlson | Adam Carstens | Caleb Coppock | Craig Hill | Bethany Kalk | Katrina Lamb | John Largaespada | Rob McBroom | Michael McConnell | Kurtis Skaife | Scott Stulen | Sarah Thibault | Megan Vossler

Anderson Center, Wk 1

I have a residency at the Anderson Center for the month of June. I'm 'recovering' from being run down after Meander and a very busy spring...trying to get lots of rest. Its kinda least its very quiet. I'm getting lots of painting done and going for many long bike rides near the Cannon River - beautiful. I'm supposed to do lots of landscapes while here, but am also working on some other things. Here are some pics from this first week.

MEANDER: 18 person collaboration

I asked 17 other artists to join me at the Soap Factory Gallery in Mpls for as much time as they could spare over 11 days. Some of us brought a few projects with us that others could work with, other projects happened "spontaneously" in reaction to the space and materials we had available. The show runs from May 24 - July 6. For gallery hours and directions -

Here are some pics...I will get more up at the end of the month.

MEANDER brings together 18 artists to collaborate on a large, multi-faceted installation that roves through Galleries 2 and 3. Encouraged to leave concepts of solo art-making behind, MEANDER invites artists to respond organically and dynamically to the space and to each other. As a single winding, morphing, and evolving installation, MEANDER is a unique opportunity for viewers to observe the results of artistic collaboration on a grand scale. The exhibition, which features installation, sculptural objects, painting, drawing, animation, sound, photography and video, will be created on-site at The Soap Factory.

Artists include: Shepherd Alligood, Andrea Selese Carlson, Caleb Coppock, Robin Cotton, Mitchell Dose, Isa Gagarin, Sally Grayson, Brian Jorgenson, Bethany Kalk, Ryan MacIntyre, Markus Merkle, Erika Ritzel, Molly Roth, Chad Rutter, Joe Sinness, Emily Smith, Dan Tesene, Angela Zammarelli