Many wonderful things are afoot for my late spring/summer schedule, from Provincetown to Rhinebeck…Boston, Andes, and Martha’s Vineyard. Below, some info about the events scheduled to date.
(You can find more detail in the entries following.)
May 12, 5-7, season opening reception at Chace-Randall Gallery in Andes, NY
May 18th, 6-8, Provincetown Gallery Stroll
June 30, 5-7, opening reception of pastel show at Albert Shahinaian Fine Art
June 25-27, Workshop at the Woodstock School of Art
Shandaken Artists Studio Tour, July 21-22
July 28, 6-9pm, Opening reception at the Julie Heller Gallery/Anchor Inn in Provincetown
July 30-August 2, Workshop at the Provincetown Artists Association and Museum
Look for an upcoming profile on me in Cape Cod Life‘s annual ARTS Edition, debuting in June. Article by Mary Grauerholtz.
Gold Gallery in Boston
I am off and running with my new gallery in Boston’s South End. I am very excited that I will be having a solo show in their beautiful new space in September.
Below, two new pieces that I have recently shipped to them.
The following are two of the pieces that they have sold since they opened in March.
Dragonfly Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard
For my second season at Dragonfly in Oak Bluffs on the Vineyard (and my 12th year showing work on the island), I will soon be delivering a grouping that features images of the beautiful town itself—as well as other locales on Martha’s Vineyard and beyond. They will open for the season on May 21st.
Julie Heller Gallery in Provincetown
I am going to be in Provincetown a number of times this season, both for teaching and for gallery events. Once again, the Julie Heller Gallery is placing my work in the reception area of the Anchor Inn, where this year I have curated a show with fellow artists Jenny Nelson and Polly Law. I just hung the show this past weekend, and it came together beautifully, even better than I expected. The reception for all three artists is July 28, 6-9pm, and I will also be there for the Provincetown Gallery Stroll coming up soon on May 18th, 6-8pm.
Look for my work as well the two gallery branches, Julie Heller Gallery and Julie Heller East. Below, the invitation, beautifully designed by Polly Law.
Here are a few new pieces of mine that are in the show.
And one each of Polly’s and Jenny’s.
A Large Commission through the Thompson/Giroux Gallery
This piece involved a learning curve, but not in the ways that I might have expected. Painting such a large piece (essentially 36″x108″) was not difficult—actually quite fun in it’s physicality. As I remember from my other largest painting (80″X80″, sold some time ago), I just go up in brush size and gesture. Since I walk back and forth constantly anyway while painting, moving from side to side across the expanse of the piece was a natural part of the process. That the collectors chose such a minimalist image was really an added pleasure, since it was yet one more reminder that going up in size does not require additional detail—the color-field impact of a large piece is only heightened when the imagery is left simple.
However…the logistics are something else! I had this piece on both of my easels at the front of the studio, and then had to figure out how to do other work while the layers were drying; how not to bump into it if I moved it elsewhere in the studio; how to get the very long frame to my studio, how to get the three panels into the frame when it was much bigger than my table: and how to get the piece delivered and installed (much help from my gallery there). And every one of these steps required the help of at least one other person.
So…I am very inspired to do another large piece soon—perhaps for my upcoming solo in Boston—and will do some applied problem-solving to make it a bit easier. I am very grateful to have had this opportunity!
Albert Shahinian Fine Art in Rhinebeck
It seems that I always have something going on at this, my gallery of longest standing. On the schedule for the summer season is a show of my pastels, opening with a reception June 30, 5-7, alongside those of the late Alex Martin. I am looking forward to framing up some favorite pastels from my flatfiles, including the following.
Chase-Randall Gallery in Andes
I am pleased to announce that I will be consigning work to Chace-Randall Gallery again this season. I will be at the opening reception for the season on May 12 for the solo show of Rimer Cardillo, and will have a grouping of my work on hand and on the walls then and throughout the year, including these two new pieces.
Asher Neiman Gallery
Though operating without walls for several years, I continue to have an active relationship with the gallery. They have done well with my work with home shows in Chicago; we have together done the two house parties in NYC (see blog post Open Studio and House Party): and Asher Neiman Gallery continues to sell my work through their beautiful website. Below, two pieces sold this year, the second with the paint barely dry.
Shandaken Artists Studio Tour
I will be participating in the Tour again this year. Much of what will be on hand is still in the planning stages, but the pieces below, just finished, will very likely be there. I love to see you all, so please stay tuned and turn out!