Art on Paper

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. ;)

Whimsical drawings and I loved the beauty of the shadows from the piece on the right. 

Whimsical drawings and I loved the beauty of the shadows from the piece on the right. 

I adore alla prima like the plate above, but I should point out that this bust was made entirely from cut-out subway maps. The intricacy was amazing!!!   

I adore alla prima like the plate above, but I should point out that this bust was made entirely from cut-out subway maps. The intricacy was amazing!!!

 

Mustard, chartreuse-all kinds of yellow spotted in the crowd.

Mustard, chartreuse-all kinds of yellow spotted in the crowd.

Do It exhibit

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.

Museum hopping...

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.

 

 

Of course I loved everything but the sketches and swatches were my FAVES!!!! I didn't even cover the Cooper Hewitt, which we went to next. AMAZING place! ;)

Of course I loved everything but the sketches and swatches were my FAVES!!!! I didn't even cover the Cooper Hewitt, which we went to next. AMAZING place! ;)