2014 has been a good year, although I pretty much felt like I was shot out of a cannon right from the beginning.
Even before I’ve started to put up the window dressing and what-not in this shiny new blog space, I want to give you an overview of the very exciting year that just flew by. So let’s take a look at the Year In Review, starting with:
January: we had a surprisingly long and cold winter in 2014, and it inspired several paintings, such as:
In February I joined the Facebook bandwagon, and started a Page for my Art.
Probably the biggest artistic commitment of 2014 was the Gowanus Swim Society, a new artists collective formed in Gowanus, Brooklyn. In March, we did a little neighborhood photoshoot (I was the photographer, except in this picture below, where I handed the camera off to the incomparable Fisk). Yes, it was a bit chilly that day, and yes, that shirt was none too flattering on me.
April brought quite a few things at once! Gowanus Swim Society (GSS) had it’s first group show, a pop-up at Trestle Gallery‘s project space. Then later in the month, I exhibited 10 paintings in a two-person show at Midoma in Manhattan. That carried through to Memorial Day.
Perhaps we were a wee bit intoxicated when this photo was taken.
June arrived, and the Swimmers scoped out Governors Island and began work on our big installation for the Governor’s Island Art Fair.
In July, I started work on my short series of circular paintings (see all the results here) for the GSS-Governors Island installation. I also showed my painting Magnolia at the Brooklyn Art Space/Trestle Gallery Summer Salon.
July also saw the sale of several paintings, including this one:
August was all about getting ready for Governor’s Island and everything came together in September! See all the photos of Gowanus Swim Society’s installation Submerged on my flickr.
In October I participated in my eighth Gowanus Open Studios. After that, what I really needed was a rest, but instead —
November brought watercolors, planning, and Ello!
To close up the year, I completed Number 31 in the Lifeworld series (more about that series very soon), got to work on this new blog and plans for 2015!