Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quotes - Fine Art, etc...

For my open studio in 2009 I sent a postal invite. It included some thoughts from myself and quotes that I feel are very relevant to today's current state of Fine Art. With some encouragement from friends, others; I am sharing the quotes from others again. I have included some other quotes as well that have been kicking around in my head recently as well.

“The frame is still with each change that fills it with  the attention. The attention is still with the frame that fills it with each change. Each change is still with the attention that fills it with the frame” -Maria Nordman

“Can you dance and think at the same time?” -Gil Scott Heron

“...Important perceptions, which go beyond common sense experience of ineffable states of consciousness, giving us access to the unfamiliar, the unknown, or those levels of knowing that cannot be translated into words. These are precisely the states of being least addressed by our culture at large.” -Melinda Wortz

“If you ask someone how their marriage is going and they say, “Sustainably,” it doesn’t have quite the same zing as “Flourishing!”  -William McDonough

“With the most primitive means the artist creates something which the most ingenious and efficient technology will never be able to create.” -Kasimir Malevich

“Perhaps the future role of the artist will be to act directly as the arbiter of qualities in our lives. Quality not as an add-on, as it is now, but as criteria in all matters of planning.” -Robert Irwin

“Let's say flotation suits me fine” -Swell

“The worst immorality is to give in, give up” -Andrea Dworkin

“Abreast with the Times” -Unknown Bulgarian (street? Fine?) Artist

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fine Artist of the Month: A Chakra Mandala graphic for Vandana Jain

Each month I am adding to an on-going series of writings and workings about Fine Artists who work, or are primarily working in the NYC area. This month I made a graphic for Vandana Jain.

Some notes for the graphic:
Perception vs. Logos
Soft Skills

Please note: I consider this Graphic Design, not Fine Art; hence the color.

For a .pdf version of this, email me here

For more info on Vandana Jain's work, go here.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

An Exchange with Sol LeWitt

I participated in a two-part exhibition in January-March 2011, An Exchange with Sol LeWitt. It was a very personally meaningful show, since I regard some of LeWitt's work to be the greatest that the 20th century had to offer. The work was an unreleased, documentation/proposal drawing for the light/laser work, The Reddest Shift [...diagonal masters], 2010.

The catalog for the exhibition was just released and the print version is on sale here. You can also download an electronic (.pdf) version here for free.

For more on the legendary Sol LeWitt go here.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Free digital drawing to the first 6 people who contact me.

You may have noticed something different in the numbers here, keep watching.
That's right, I am giving away another batch of small, unique, digital drawings.

Do you have questions about the drawings? Why would I give away a work of Fine Art that I truly believe in? Read here.

For those who already have a small drawing, you are entitled to upgrade your participation in the project: Now you will receive a large digital drawing.

So how do you get in on all this action? Just email me here, and please include your name and postal address. As stated in an earlier post: I will NEVER sell, lend, trade, give out any information sent to me.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Oceans and Parks - post show

Thanks to all who participated in the very intimate, esoteric, group fine art show that I curated, known on this journal/blog as: Oceans and Parks. Below are a few images of the works included. Stay tuned for other posts relevant to this show.

Brian Higbee installing his work, "Tip of the Iceberg". Along with my work: J.ust Be.cause you Kn.ow 

Brian Higbee's "Tip of the Iceberg". Along with my work: J.ust Be.cause you Kn.ow  

J.ust Be.cause you Kn.ow, 2011
Solar panels, LED lights, lanterns* with fabric dye*

J.ust Be.cause you Kn.ow, 2011
Solar panels, LED lights, lanterns* with fabric dye*

Friday, July 1, 2011

Reminder: Japan benefit/group show at AG Gallery

As stated in this week's official post, tonight, at AG Gallery benefit auction for Japan.

The fun starts at 6 today. If you can not make it tonight, don't worry,the show and bidding continues for the whole month of July.

Hope to see you tonight!