I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be participating in a group show in Brooklyn which opens November 9th. “The Circle Show” will feature work that is entirely circular!
I created some circular pieces back in 2014 for a group endeavor I participated in on Governor’s Island, and I was just thinking earlier this year how interesting it would be to create some more paintings on circular supports. Coincidentally (are there really any coincidences in the universe?), shortly thereafter, my friend Jonathan Blum approached me about his idea for a Circle Show.
So it is happening! It will be at Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, New York. The show opens thisFriday, November 9, 6:30pmto 12 midnightand the artwork will be up through January 11.
I hope to see you there! You can read more about the pieces I will have in the show on my Patreon page. And, by the way, my Patreon experiment is just a little over one year old now. Have you visited? Stop by, say hi, and earn how you can support living artists on Patreon!
It’s off to a very good start, and for some time now, I’ve entertained the idea of raffling off some of my paintings to patrons. But in order for that to be really fun and interesting and worthwhile, I need more patrons. So, I’m making an offer: I will raffle off this painting to patrons if and when I get at least 10 active patrons on my Patreon page. Your patronage can be at any level, so for just one dollar per month, you could have a chance to win this painting:
Note that I already have, at this moment, 4 5 patrons, so we are almost half way there! Check out the video I have made promoting this raffle!
I envision doing more raffles in the future, perhaps on a quarterly basis. So this is just to get the ball rolling. There are, of course, many other rewards for patronage on Patreon, so check out my page to learn all about it!
Thanks and now I will get down to making more art.
Earlier this month, I announced the launch of my Patreon Artist page. If you haven’t visited it yet, please stop by!
At the beginning of each month, I mail out patron rewards to all patrons pledging $5.00 or more. For December, I will be choosing rewards from among the pencil and and ink artist trading card (ATC) sized work pictured below.
If you are considering pledging your support, now is a good time to do it! If you pledge $5 or more before December 1, you will receive one or more small works on paper each month! There are other rewards as well! See the rewards descriptions for all of the details. Visit my Patreon page to find out more!
You can also pledge just $1 per month! For just $1 you get access to all of my patron-only content, plus I’m cooking up some new ideas for 2018, including possibly doing artwork raffles for all patrons, regardless of pledge amount.
So if you, or someone you know, loves art and you want to support individual working artists, I hope you will consider pledging today.
Thank you to everyone who came out to see my work at the recent Gowanus Open Studios.
Since then, I’ve been extremely busy setting up and testing my new page on Patreon.com. I’m now ready to officially invite you to come check it out, and help me keep making art!
What is Patreon? Patreon is a relatively new platform that enables artists and creators of all sorts to obtain support from individual fans and patrons. I first heard about Patreon from a creator of French language learning videos and podcasts (check him out! he’s great!), and was immediately intrigued. Then, in March 2017 the New York Times published an interesting article focusing on the site: “How the Internet is Saving Culture, Not Killing It.” I was then definitely interested!
Artists have always had patrons. Making art in New York City is extremely expensive. As many of you are aware, I had to give my studio at the end of 2015 for budgetary reasons. Artist studio rents continue to go up, and many studios have left my immediate neighborhood. What to do?
With all of this in mind, I have launched my Patreon page and I am asking for your support. For as little as $1.00 per month, you can help me afford quality materials, eventually rent studio space outside of my home, and make more and better art!
Patreon is also a really nice, clean platform for sharing my process and new works with you. And you can easily share with me your ideas and feedback!
Finally, there are rewards to patronage! First of all, by pledging even just $1.00, you will have exclusive access to new online content — new works, detailed discussions (hopefully some videos) of my art-making process and some new content ideas that I haven’t even dreamed up yet! And, I hope to institute raffles of my art to patrons in the new year. If you pledge $5 or more, you will receive free art from me, as well as discounts on my works for sale.
If you have read this far (and even if you haven’t), I sincerely appreciate your interest in my work. I hope you will check out my Patreon page and consider offering your support. Thank you!
So — my piece, “View from beneath the surface #1” will be included in the show. The event, a silent auction, happens Saturday night, October 21 from 5-9 at 313 Butler Gallery, at 313 Butler Street in Brooklyn, New York. The art remains up through November 13.
So join me in celebrating the arts and artists of Gowanus and take home a piece of original artwork from a local artist! I’m donating my painting Lifeworld 10 (2013):
Need I say that this is a rare and amazing opportunity to obtain one of my Lifeworld paintings at an amazing price?
By buying a ticket to the ArtWorks event you are buying a chance to “win” this fabulous painting along with 74 other great works made by artists working in Gowanus. Plus you’ll support the critical mission of Arts Gowanus to promote, support and advocate for local artists and a sustainable arts community in the Gowanus neighborhood. Here’s a link to some of the other artworks available.
In case the art isn’t appealing enough, don’t miss the food, drink and revelry.
October is here and there’s a lot of art going on!
I hope everyone knows about my art at the Ploughman in Park Slope; if you haven’t had a chance to visit, my paintings (including Lifeworld 12 pictured below) will be on display through October 28. The Ploughman is located at 438 Seventh Avenue, between 14th and 15th Streets, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
First, the party: Once again this year, Gowanus Swim is hosting the official Gowanus Open Studios Saturday night after-party at Halyards Bar (406 3rd Ave at 6th Street, Brooklyn)! The party features an exhibition of video art curated by Joonyun Hwang and Keun Young Park of Brooklyn Art Cluster/Square Dot Plus Studios.
The videos will be screened during the day (1-6) with the party getting underway at 6pm. The entire event is free and open to the public, with drink specials all night! Join us!
Then, the exhibit: throughout the weekend of Gowanus Open Studios, see my work along with other members of Gowanus Swim Society at Square Dot Plus Studio (at Spaceworks Gowanus) 540 President Street, BB, Brooklyn (between 3rd and 4th Avenues). The show will be on exhibit both Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, from noon to 6pm each day.
I’m pleased to announce that my work is appearing at The Ploughman in Park Slope, Brooklyn as a part of Art Slope, a week-long arts festival in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Ploughman offers Artisanal Cheese / Charcuterie / Craft Beer and Beer on Tap. It’s located at 438 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, between 14th and 15th Streets.
Featured at The Ploughman are four paintings from my Lifeworld series. The paintings will be on display through October 28th.
Art Slope started September 17 and runs through September 25. Read more about the event here.
The Lifeworld project continues, and I’ve recently published definitive photographs of the latest paintings in the series. Here they are:
So I’m making [slow] progress toward my goal of 108 Lifeworld paintings. To read more about the Lifeworld project, click here, and to see all the Lifeworld paintings completed so far, visit my flickr album here. As always, Lifeworld paintings are for sale. Contact me for more information.
Gowanus Open Studios is mere days away (you’re coming, right? – Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17, 12-6pm — details here)! Looking back, I’m amazed to see that this year’s tour will be the NINTH that I have participated in. Yes, that’s a “9”!
So, in celebration of this big number 9, I thought I’d offer to you a little photo-retrospective of my past nine years in Gowanus.
It all started in in 2007, when I begin renting studio space in a cool place then known as “Brooklyn Artists Gym“.
That year I was bound and determined to complete an ambitious polyptych I had conceived and started way back in 2003.
In 2008, I continued the general theme with a new polyptych:
By the way, back then, the studio tour was known as A.G.A.S.T., which means … what the hell did it mean? Anyway, fun times and boy do I look young in this photograph!
2009 began a shift in my work toward single-canvas pieces, and the beginnings of an evolution in style:
During 2007-2009, I worked and displayed in BAG’s communal space.
Starting in 2010, I began working in the semi-private studio space you’ll find me in this year:
At some point along the way, Brooklyn Artists Gym became Brooklyn Art Space, and A.G.A.S.T. became Gowanus Open Studios. Exactly when, I’m not remembering — the years are starting to run together. Here’s 2011:
So there you have it! I hope you’ll come out for this year’s Gowanus Open Studios! This weekend, October 17-18, in Gowanus, Brooklyn!