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Five and Under at Arcadia Contemporary

I’m excited to share that I will have two new paintings available in Arcadia Contemporary’s annual “Five and Under” exhibition opening this Saturday! These new pieces continue my examination of Arthur Rimbaud’s poem Ophélie (1870), a passage of which I’ve attached below. You can see the fully completed pieces HERE.

On the calm black water where the stars are sleeping
White Ophelia floats like a great lily;
Floats very slowly, lying in her long veils...
- In the far-off woods you can hear them sound the mort.

For more than a thousand years sad Ophelia
Has passed, a white phantom, down the long black river.
For more than a thousand years her sweet madness
Has murmured its ballad to the evening breeze.

The wind kisses her breasts and unfolds in a wreath
Her great veils rising and falling with the waters;
The shivering willows weep on her shoulder,
The rushes lean over her wide, dreaming brow.
— Arthur Rimbaud

Please visit Arcadia Contemporary for more information or email info@arcadiacontemporary.com to inquire about available works!

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The 8th Annual Moleskine Project at Spoke Art

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I am pleased to announce that my work is included in this year’s Moleskine Project. The Moleskine Project is a collective exhibition of artists’ sketchbooks, co-curated by Spoke Art gallery owner Ken Harman and Sydney-based artist Rodrigo Luff.

About the exhibition, co-curator Rodrigo Luff explains that, “the show is a tribute to how artists have developed and grown by using sketchbooks to dive deeper into the personal realms that fuel their artwork, exploring new ideas, concepts and even experimenting with different media and styles. An energetic visual dialogue of imagery flows from frame to frame, forming a collective sketchbook that allows us to appreciate the radically individual approach taken by each artist.

This year’s exhibition features the work of 60 individual artists from around the world. Each artist was provided with a Moleskine book in order to create an original piece within its pages.

The 8th Annual Moleskine Project will be on view June 1 - 22nd
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1st from 6 to 9pm

Artists Include:
Peter Adamyan | Bagger43 | Kelsey Beckett | Laura Berger | Benjamin Bjorklund | Robert Bowen | Stephanie Brown | Adam Caldwell | Jayde Cardinalli | Peter Chan | Alipay Efe | Jeremy Enecio | Alex Garant | Lizzie Gill | Zoe Hawk | Christopher Michael Hefner | Justin Hopkins | Martine Johanna | Hope Kroll | Jon Lau | Ness Lee | Ryan Malley | Brian Mashburn | JP Neang | Reuben Negron | Zack Oldencamp | Wendy Ortiz | Kevin Peterson | Petites Luxures | David Polka | Matt Ritchie | Loribelle Spirovski | Angela Sung | Juan Travesio | Roos van der Vliet | Nate Van Dyke | Amber Vittoria | Redd Walitzki | Neryl Walker | N.C. Winters | Sam Yong | So Youn Lee | Lauren YS | Kate Zambrano

 

Tondo at Talon Gallery x Spoke Art

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I am excited to be showing in TONDO, opening this week at Talon Gallery in Portland, OR.

Curated by Spoke Art and Talon Gallery, TONDO, is a group exhibition featuring over 40 artists working in the round.

Tondo has historically referred to a round painting or low-relief sculpture, derived from the Italian rotondo or “round.” Working in a range of styles and media, the participating artists used a circular surface as a starting point to create unique works with no thematic constraint.

Artists include:

Amy Ruppel • Andrew McIntosh • Alexander Fjelnseth • Allison May Kiphuth • Amory Abbott • Christian Castañeda • Christina Mrozik • Helday De La Cruz • Ivan Salcido • Brin Levinson • Jeremy Fish • Josie Morway • Katy Harrald • Keith Carter • Kevin Sloan • Kim Slate • Ryan Berkley • Maia Boakye • Matt Linares • Morgaine Faye • Neil M. Perry • Ryan Bubnis • Sally Deng • Tim Karpinski • Adam Caldwell • Alex Garant • Allison Reimold • Amy Sol • Evan B. Harris • Casey Weldon • Caitlin McCormack • Frank Gonzalez • Glenn Arthur • Jessica So Ren Tang • Kelsey Beckett • Sergio Garcia • MC Marquis • Matt Ritchie • Jose Mertz • Miles Ritchie • Reuben Negron • Sam Wolfe Connelly • Yumiko Kayukawa • Peter Adamyan • Abigail Goldman

You can check out a preview of the show here: PREVIEW

TONDO opens Thursday, May 30th and runs through Sunday, June 23rd.
The opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 30th, from 6-9pm.

 

Mondo Tondo at Arcadia Contemporary

I am honored to announce that my work will be included in Mondo Tondo, a group show opening this Saturday, March 16th, at Arcadia Contemporary in Pasadena, California. Many thanks to Artefex for supplying each artist in the show with a 24” diameter circular panel on which to make their work. For my piece, I chose to tackle the subject of Ophelia, drawing inspiration from a poem by French poet, Arthur Rimbaud.

On the calm black water where the stars are sleeping
White Ophelia floats like a great lily;
Floats very slowly, lying in her long veils...
- In the far-off woods you can hear them sound the mort.
— Arthur Rimbaud, Ophelia

Mondo Tondo is free and open to the public. The opening reception will be held Saturday, March 16th, from 6-9pm. If you would like to know more about the show or inquire about any of the works show, please contact info@arcadiacontemporary.com.

 

Spoke Art's 12X12 at Vertical Gallery

I am pleased to announce that the fourth image in my mini-series, A Myth of Devotion, will be on view this weekend at Spoke Art’s 12X12 art show at Chicago’s Vertical Gallery. This pop-up group exhibition will be in Chicago for only a few days so if you live in or around the area, be sure not to miss it. 12X12 will feature work by more than 70 artists from around the world and be on view for only three days, beginning Friday, September 28th and ending Sunday, September 30th.

For more information or to receive a preview of the show, please contact Spoke Art at events@spoke-art.com.

Opening night reception: Friday, September 28th - 6pm to 10pm 
Saturday, September 29th: 11am - 6pm 
Sunday, September 30th: 11am - 6pm 

Vertical Gallery
1016 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

 

Five and Under at Arcadia Contemporary

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I'm thrilled to announce that I currently have three new watercolors available through Arcadia Contemporary. Inspired, in part, by Louise Glück's poem, "A Myth of Devotion," these paintings touch on the ideas of love, lust and possession as explored in the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades.

Each watercolor is 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm) and is painted on Arches Cold Press watercolor paper mounted on aluminum composite panel. 

For more information about the show or their availability, please email: info@arcadiacontemporary.com

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