“2020” Show at Kehler Liddel Gallery

My piece “Cone of Vision” (40″ x 26″, oil on canvas, 2017-2019) was accepted in Kehler Liddel Gallery‘s annual juried exhibition “2020”

The show runs April 25th – May 26th, 2019.  973 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT.

There will be a Panel Discussion, “Dialogue in a Time of Discord,” moderated by Leah Andelsmith on Sunday, April 28th, @ 3pm with an Opening Reception to follow until 6pm.

I originally showed “Cone of Vision” in my “Coney Island:Myth and Memory” show in 2017.  But I reworked almost all it over the past year, keeping the essential concept and most of the poses but strengthening the weave of the composition and adding some new figures.  It’s a good piece and I’m proud of it.  And it looks better in person than in a jpg, so go see the show!  🙂

“Cone of Vision” refers to a concept in perspective drawing where you only draw a subset of your full view (what you can see within a 45-60 degree “cone” radiating out from your eye) to reduce the mismatch between the shapes the perspective system delivers and the shapes that you see with your eyes at the edges of your vision.  I once showed my students how this works by actually building paper cones that they could look through.  The result was a bit like what it looks like in this painting.

New Color Mixing Class at CAW

I’ve got a new painting class starting this Thursday in New Haven- “How to Mix Color: An Introduction to Color Theory and Color-Spot Painting”

Learn how to use the basics of color theory to improve your ability to mix colors that capture the vibrancy of the world of color around you. We will put theory to practice with a “color spot” painting from a still life that focuses on the exact relationship between the large areas of color that make up a composition.

4 Thursdays, 7-10 pm.
Register now! http://creativeartsworkshop.org/workshops/

“Artists Find A Place For Rage”

My piece “Middle Passage” was included in this great article by Brian Slattery in the New Haven Independent on the “How with this Rage shall Beauty hold a Plea?” show at Kehler Liddel Gallery (April 26-May 27).

“It takes a second to get your bearing. There’s a woman gazing out at you from Eric March’s canvas, stoic, angry, accusing. As your eye takes in the full image, you see that the funereal flowers aren’t below the woman; they’re floating on the waves lapping a sandy store. You, the viewer, aren’t standing upright. You’re floating in the air just over the waves, looking down. The woman is under the waves, looking up.

The piece is called Middle Passage, and it’s probably the first thing you’ll see when you walk into the Kehler Liddell Gallery on Whalley Avenue for “How With This Rage Shall Beauty Hold a Plea?” a 53-artist exhibit about art and political outrage running now through May 27.”

Read the full article here.

“Middle Passage” in KLG Show opening April 29, 2018

My painting “Middle Passage” will be part of a new exhibition “How with this Rage Shall Beauty Hold a Plea?” at Kehler Liddell Gallery (873 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT). 
The opening reception is Sunday, April 29 from 3-6 pm with a panel discussion at 2pm.  The title of this show is a quote from Shakespeare and is premised on the question “What is the point of making beautiful things, or of cherishing the beauty of the past, when ugliness runs rampant?” (Alex Ross, 2017 New Yorker magazine).  The show runs through May 27, 2018.

Portrait Project Show opens May 6!

The Portrait Project: Artists Portraying Artists
opens at Westbeth Gallery on May 6 from 5-8pm. 
55 Bethune St, New York, NY.

Panel discussion with David Cohen, Mel Leipzig, Gail Levin, and Jennifer Samet on the topic of Artists Portraying Artists. Saturday, May 13 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Artists’ Roundtable
Saturday, May 20, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Come one, come all!  The Portrait Project is a group of New York-affiliated artists who portray each other in a variety of media while exploring the concept of portraiture and the unique complexities that can arise when one image maker depicts another.

Check out the event and an ongoing updates on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/theportraitprojectnyc

New Work at The Grove through January 10

I’ve got new work in a show in New Haven! Come see a suite of new New Haven cityscapes at The Grove in New Haven.
It’s a group show of architecturally-inspired work (included some actual architectural models and plans) and I will have six new New Haven paintings in the show.

The Grove Gallery
760 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
Open 8:30 – 5:30 pm M-F or by appointment.
The show runs through January 10.

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