May 18 - June 20, 2017
The Plaxall Gallery
5-25 46th Street
Long Island City, NY
I just delivered 29 of my paintings to Matted LIC for an upcoming solo exhibition…hence the empty wall in my studio. See all the nails without art hanging from them? This poor little painting didn’t make the cut!
Opening night this Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6-8pm at Matted LIC, 46-36 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City. I would love to see you there (free wine and food, plus my eternal gratitude!).
I will be exhibiting my artwork at Matted LIC from Sept. 19 – October 13. Matted LIC is a gallery, frame and gift shop founded in 2009 on Vernon Blvd in Long Island City, Queens.
It’s a fun and funky shop with artfully items to decorate your home. They offer conservation custom framing with a certified professional framer on staff and conservation ready-made frames, as well as a wide selection of eclectic jewelry, artisan items, and giftware for men, women, and children. You never know what you’ll find!
46-36 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101
Hours – MON: Closed / TUE & WED: 10am–6pm / THU & FRI: 10am–7pm / SAT: 10am–6pm / SUN: 12pm–5pm
The “Armory” art fairs were held in New York City this weekend with both the Park Armory on the Upper East Side and the Armory Show on Piers 92 & 94. “Armed” with an open mind to see the newest ideas in contemporary art, I headed over to the piers to check out the Armory Show.
Now in its 22nd year, The Armory Show is billed as “New York’s premier international art fair, showcasing over 200 galleries from around the world. The Armory Show combines access to high quality modern and contemporary art with a commitment to spotlighting new and emerging voices in the visual arts.” I gave myself both Friday and Saturday to see the shows as there was just too much to see in one day. I found myself particularly drawn to the selections in the Modern Show (Pier 92) this year and even purchased a couple paintings by Darren Waterston from the DC Moore Gallery (see above). I’ve shared some of my favorites from the Modern and the Contemporary Armory Shows below.
Hard to believe, but I’d never heard of Janaina Tschäpe before the fair, though she’s been creating art for almost two decades. Apparently I’m the only one as a long standing collector bought her work while I was standing there admiring it!
A beautiful example of John Grillo’s (who passed away in 2014 at the age of 97) colorful work.
Australian artist Julian Martin was having a good day as 14 of his 18 paintings on exhibit had already found new homes early on during the fair.
From a distance, I thought this work of Gabriel de la Mora‘s (this photo is half of a mirrored diptych) was created from carved wood panels. However, it was actually created from the soles of tennis shoes! I love all the different patterns.
The color blue evokes serenity, spirituality, infinity. Lay back and look at heaven. The 5th chakra: the throat, voice and self-expression. Deep blues: singing, listening. Sea and shadow. Blue symbolizes the Virgin Mary. Krishna has blue skin. Fifty-three percent of the world’s flags have blue. It’s the color most commonly used in corporate identities. Miles Davis was kind of blue. What kind of blue are you?
Harbor Town, mixed media on cradled panel, 32″ x 32″, $1800
This painting was inspired by the Boston Harbor which I lived near a few years ago. The water is made from many layers of translucent mulberry paper which I painted all these wonderful shades of blue.
“BLUE” Exhibition at the Front Street Gallery
I am exhibition my painting title “Harbor Town” in the BLUE exhibition at the Front Street Gallery in Patterson, New York. The show opened on October 18 and runs through December 6. The gallery has extended hours on October 24 & 25 as part of the ArtEast Open Studio Tour.
See a BLUE slide show at the gallery website http://frontstreetgallery.org. Front Street Gallery is at 21 Front Street in Patterson, New York, across the street from the Metro North train Station.
Featuring Gretchen Hoffman Abene, Patrick J. Cicalo, Shelley Dell, Andrew Dines, Ken Dreyfack, Kathy Ferguson, Matt Frieburghaus, Sarah K. Gray, Nicole Hughes, Annette Jaret, Lise Kjaer, Sassoon Kosian, Galina Krasskova, Tanya Kukucka, Pamela Lambros, Hannah Raine Brenner-Leonard, Alex Lindquist, Amanda Lynne, Eugene Posolli, Karen Schaffel, Ilona Sirman, Jane Soodalter, Fran Traina, Meaghan Troup, Rosanne Walsh, Dayna Wenzel, Joann Zwolski.
Last Thursday night, it was a whooping 8 degree Fahrenheit in New York City. But that didn’t stop the art lovers from turning out to attend the Atlantic Gallery’s “Over the Bridge” exhibition in Chelsea. I was fortunate to have two paintings in this show, along with 38 other Long Island City artists. The wine was flowing, the crowd was enthusiastic and the art was excellent. I’ve included photographs of that night “before” and “during” the opening to show you the crush. There is still plenty of time to see the exhibition on display until January 17th at Atlantic Gallery, Suite 540, 548 West 28th Street, New York City.
I’m so excited! I am exhibiting in my first Chelsea art gallery in New York City. I feel like the Chelsea neighborhood is the heart of contemporary art in the Big Apple. Please stop by the “OVER THE BRIDGE” show at the Atlantic Gallery between January 5-17. Join me at the artists’ reception on January 8, 2015! Atlantic Gallery is located at 548 West 28th Street, Suite 540, New York, NY.
I’m so “radical”! Or more accurately, my painting “Hanging Around” is radical. This painting is being featured in the “Radical” Geometry Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. It’s a fun, colorful collection of many other paintings that focus on shape, line and geometry in their compositions. Curated by Associate Curator Bridget Carron, you can see the collection by clicking: Saatchi Radical Geometry Art Collection.
Hanging Around, Mixed Media (acrylic, paper, ink), 24″ x 48″, two panel cradled diptych, $2000
The concept for the painting is based on a nightmare I had about the two things that scare me most…bats and spiders. In my dream, they bred and mutated into bat-spiders that fly and weave webs in which they catch their prey. Creepy!