paintings

The Royals at Arch Enemy Arts

I'm excited to announce that I will be showing new work with Arch Enemy Arts in their upcoming exhibition, 'The Royals.' 'The Royals' features 18 local and international artists tasked with creating contemporary portraits of traditional occupations and positions from the Middle Ages. My contribution (below) is a nod to Leonardo DaVinci's "Lady with an Ermine" and features real-life farmer, butcher, and author Meredith Leigh. Entitled simply, 'The Butcher,' this watercolor measures 16 x 12 in. and is painted on paper mounted and sealed on wood panel.  

Artists participating in this show include:
Alex GarantCaitlin HackettCarly Janine MazurChris LeibChris SeamanCrawwDavid SeidmanFabio D'AromaGustavo RimadaHeather McLeanJared TuttleJason HernandezJulianna MennaRachael BridgeRodrigo BorgesTom Bagshaw, and Wendy Ortiz.

The exhibition opens Friday, December 11th, 2015, and runs through Saturday, January 16th, 2016. Please feel free to contact Lawren Alice or Patrick Shillenn at Arch Enemy Arts for more information or click the invitation below to be redirected to the gallery's website. A preview of the show can be seen HERE

Fine art prints now available through Spoke Art

Over the years I've had several inquiries asking if I'd sell prints of my work. Well, I am pleased to announce the release of "Les Temps Sont Durs Pour Les Rêveurs," a set of two fine art prints made available through Spoke Art as part of their current exhibition, “La Couleur de l’Étrangeté” - An Art Show Tribute to the Films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro. Each giclee print is a 1:1 reproduction of the original watercolors from the exhibition, printed with the title below, in an 8"x10" format. Each print is offered at $20 and can be purchased on Spoke Art's online store. Check the links below for more information. 

La Couleur de l’Étrangeté Online
Les Temps Sont Durs Pour Les Rêveurs no. 1
Les Temps Sont Durs Pour Les Rêveurs no. 2

Manifesto Magazine

I'm happy to announce that my interview with Gili Karev for Manifesto Magazine has arrived! Manifesto is a high-end art, fashion and culture magazine out of Hong Kong, China and can be found at international newsstands, bookstores and major retailers such as Bookazine, Dymocks, great Food Hall, HMV, Page One, and PARKnSHOP. For those that can't find a copy near you, I've posted low-resolution scans of the article below. Click on the images to enlarge or download a PDF version HERE.

Manifesto #14: The Dark Horse's Issue. "Close Quarters," page 1.

Manifesto #14: The Dark Horse's Issue. "Close Quarters," page 2.

The New Digital Puritans

Screenshot of my watercolor painting,  Marley , censored by Google+.

Screenshot of my watercolor painting, Marley, censored by Google+.

Censorship and social media are two institutions that seem destined to continually intersect these days. For artists trying to establish themselves online and make use of the global market, a healthy Internet presence can have a vast influence in making the unknowns, known. Unfortunately, for work that challenges, defies, arouses or upsets, the hurdles are many and severe. With service policies that favor the innocuous, many artists find their place on sites such as Facebook and Google+ limited at best.

Several weeks ago, I sat down with Samantha Villenave, to discuss my experiences with online censorship and how it’s affected my work and my practices. The resulting article was published earlier this week on Hyperallergic. Click HERE to read further. Warning, the content of the article may not be safe for work. 

Aida

Aida. Watercolor on Arches Cold Press Paper, 300gsm. 20 x 16 inches, 2013

Aida, my newest watercolor, is actually the last painting in my series This House of Glass. I tend to think of my work as a succession of projects - moving from one to another after I've accomplished what I set out to do. Now that THoG is complete I'm actively preparing my next body of work which promises to be a challenge both for myself and for my audience. But more about that later... in the mean time I intend to post two tutorials on my painting process as well as samples of what's happening in the studio.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome. 

Single Fare 3

Carroll Gardens

Carroll Gardens

This week, Single Fare 3 opens at RH Gallery in Tribeca and if you're in town it's an event not to be missed. The brain child of Michael Kagan and Jean-Pierre Roy, Single Fare 3 features works of art made with or on credit card-sized plastic Mew York City Metrocards. The show is an open call exhibition and draws the attention of all manner of visual creatives, from the novice to the established. Last year's exhibition attracted over 1000 artists working in everything from painting and drawing to sculpture and video. Each piece is sold for $100 ($200 for the first hour of the opening reception) regardless of the artists' stature. That means with a trained eye it can be a great way to collect work from some of the industry's top names!

The opening reception is this Wednesday, February 13th, from 6-9pm, at RH Gallery. It's open to the public but considering the appeal of the show it's advisable to arrive early. If you miss the opening the show will be on view through February 22nd.

I've contributed two pieces to the show this year, both seen here. Both are watercolor on paper mounted on Metrocard and represent two distinct personal memories tied to two distinct Brooklyn neighborhoods - Carroll Gardens (above) and Fort Greene (below). Each measure 3 3/8" x 2 1/8".

Fort Greene

Fort Greene