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.”
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.
My studio will be open on October 28-29!
Come visit: 315 Peck Street, New Haven, CT, Building 5, Third Floor, Studio A.
Noon – 6:00 pm.
This year I’ll have a bunch of work up on my walls as well as some special events including:
• A visit from Guest Curator George Billis on Sunday, October 29 at 1:20 pm.
• live portrait-drawing demonstration from 3:00pm – 4:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
• Kids Art Table set up with art supplies for kids to draw and paint.
(Please note that the kids table will be closed both for the demo from 3-4 and the curator visit on Sunday.)
I have two new classes opening in the fall in NYC and I’ll be teaching workshops and a studio class in New Haven, CT as well. I’m looking forward to exploring some new venues for teaching. See my teaching page for full class descriptions, but here’s a quick rundown:
“Drawing Our World”
Monday mornings starting September 25
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
“Figure Drawing in Pastel”
Union Square Fine Arts Atelier
Monday evenings starting in October
32 Union Square East, New York, NY
Private Small-Group Class out of my studio
Tuesday evenings starting in October
Erector Square, 315 Peck Street, New Haven, CT
Perspective Drawing Workshop
December 2, 9
Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT
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.
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.
My first foray into YouTube land, this is a excerpt from a lecture on drawing the head and features where I took on the challenge of a five-minute “gesture” drawing of the head of the model and talked through my thought process as I went along. Enjoy!
SYREN Posters are in! If you didn’t pick yours up at the recent show then you can order one! $30 donation to Syren at syrendance.org will get you a poster shipped to your house! Come get ’em while supplies last!
Image size 10″ x 13.25″ with a 1″ paper border all around. Fits nicely into a 16″ x 20″ frame if you matte it.
This illustration for SYREN’s next show in February just got published! The piece “Red and Blue, Bitter and Sweet” is inspired by the existential implications of some of the theories of quantum physics, including duality, relativity and entanglement.
The title was inspired by this quote by Erwin Schrodinger:
“The scientific picture gives us a lot of factual information, puts all of our experience in a magnificently consistent order, but it is ghastly silent about all that is really near to our heart that really matters to us. It cannot tell us a word about red and blue, bitter and sweet..”
I pulled in some of the equations that form the basis of quantum physics in my design as well as the lovely entangled choreography of Kate Mehan and dancers Darcie Perkins and Rivkins Christopher.
Come see the show! February 9, 10, 11 2017 at Gibney Dance in NYC.
Illustration in white chalk on black paper.
*We might be doing a nice print edition of this. Contact me if you’re interested!
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.