24 March 2012

"Her Love Made Visible" Exhibition, Arts East New York

another group show in BK, this time out in East New York. Brooklyn is the life.

851 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn
3 to New Lots Ave

Opening Reception: Friday March 30th, 7-10pm
Show runs through April 30th


23 March 2012

Mural Arts Training Program - Phase 1 complete!

every wednesday for the past 6 weeks i have commuted from Brooklyn to Philadelphia (back & forth, same day) for the official training program of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. though it's been grueling to say the very least (greyhound express in my face twice a day shouting "you get what you pay for stupid!"), i've learned a TON! my teacher David McShane was fantastic and my classmates were all very cool. it was well worth all the time and discomfort in transit, as i am one significant step closer to my goal of being a muralist and professional public artist. now that the weekly night class portion is over, soon i'll be volunteering as an assistant, painting and installing some murals in Philly later this spring and summer. in addition, i'll finish my mural design and 5x5 foot detail painting for a group exhibition at the Mural Arts Program's Thomas Eakins House Gallery in mid June (details to come).

i'll post more after the opening in June, but here's a few random pics from the Thomas Eakins House's neighborhood (MAP headquarters) and MAP's studio space at Market East & 9th street:

my proposed site and mural idea: Chaconia (national flower, aka "Pride of Trindad and Tobago") at Nostrand Ave & Herkimer (Brooklyn):

mural detail painting in progress (and a bomb chik-fil-a sandwich):

22 March 2012

Photos from Work/Space exhibition at Invisible Dog

The Invisible Dog's Artists Open Studios earlier this month was fantastic. i'm very proud and fortunate to be among these amazing artists in such a uniquely creative space. i regret not getting good shots everyone's studios, but here's a shot of my lil' space and many shots of the group exhibition Work/Space on the 3rd floor (without the mobs of people that blocked your view during the opening). thanks again to everyone that made it out!

(learn more about all the ID artists at theinvisibledog.org)

"i've lost a lot of sleep to dreams"

dag i love that song.

been so busy lately with my mural class and my recent open studios, i've fallen a couple weeks behind on this blog. just to catch up, some recent painting activity..

and some recent printmaking activity (including my first attempts at my obsolete facebook self portrait idea)..

07 March 2012

Randall Cunningham

looking to improve my lino block carving skills, here's some printmaking love for my favorite quarterback of all time..