I recently attended the opening of Art on Paper down at Pier 36. My friend Lori had some of her lovely silverpoints in the show and because I had taught Thursday nights for years-was never able to attend her openings. I loved the idea of works on paper. I took a few photos of the art, but found the crown just as interesting. ;)
I was commissioned to create a piece of art for the Montclair Art Museum's "Do It" exhibit-running now through December 31st. When the Chief Curator contacted me and sent the "Untitled" words by Hannah Weinberger to interpret in lettering, I immediately had this idea of dialogue boxes and doing so in 3-D. Here is the final piece on the wall at MAM as well as the initial proposal, an "in process" shot from my studio and a closeup. (Love the oh-so-professional dumbbells to weigh it all down. I'm very honored to be a part of this show. First time my work has been hung in a museum!
Gouache on chipboard. Assembled and framed.
Sometimes, you just need inspiration! And nothing inspires as much as a trip into NYC and doing a little museum hopping. I recently attended the Isaac Mizrahi show at the Jewish Museum and loved it! I've always been a fan of his--particularly since seeing his docu "Unzipped". He has a great sense of humor and you can see it in his work! Here are some photos I took of his amazing work.
Saw this amazing show "A Strange New Beauty" yesterday. Tons of intricate monotypes and drawings. So inspiring! You need to see it if you have not already done so. It closes on the 24th this month.
I am proud to announce that several of my children's book illustrations will be part of a group show in NYC. I was delighted to hear from curator Frank DeGregorie, who I met last year at the same show. It was a wonderful collection of works and I suppose I have big shoes to fill. Thanks Frank for including me. :)