Gowanus Open Studios at Brooklyn Lofts & Galleries, October 2016

Gowanus Open Studios is this weekend, and Arts Gowanus helped arrange a donated space for some of us "displaced" artists from the building at 112 Second Avenue. who lost leases last month and were without exhibition space for the festival. We are thrilled to have a space donated by Brooklyn Lofts & Galleries in a space curated by Dylan Bauver; the building is run by Alex Robayo. 

In addition to our art, there are over 30 other artists showing in the building. There is also a live mural painting, live music and a food truck! 

Here are the details and Facebook event page: 

ROOM 12 at Gowanus Loft and Galleries; 61 9th Street Brooklyn
Sat & Sun, noon-6 pm, October 15th and 16th
Featuring: Jen Ferguson, Alex Nero, Mahalia Stines, Alexandra Baye, Sara Galkin, Kiley Ames and Tara Kopp.

It's always hard to move studios, especially when it's unexpected (the building was sold and leases broken) and miss a much needed opportunity to show work; for many artists, the open studio events are a much needed potential source of income. So we owe much gratitude to Abby Subak at Arts Gowanus, as well as Dylan Bauver, Alex Robayo and Gowanus Lofts & Galleries for their generous help- THANK YOU!

Artist Talk at Firehouse Gallery, Saturday June 11, 2016

I'll be speaking at Firehouse Gallery in Orange NJ on June 11th, 2016. There is a closing reception of Open Orange, an annual exhibition of regional art hosted by the Valley Arts Organization; my art was chosen "Best in Show" and I'm very honored.

In addition to myself, a few other highly accomplished artists in the show will also speak on their work. Presiding over this year's show were Tricia Bloom, Curator of American Art at the Newark Museum, Diedre Harris-Kelly, Co-Director of the Romare Bearden Foundation, and Marie Samuels, who serves on the acquisitions committee at the Parish Art Museum and is the Executive President of Artadia

The event is at Firehouse Gallery, 580 Forest Street, Orange NY on Saturday June 11, 3-5 pm.

I will be speaking on non-process, the meaning of place, and how to tell fortunes by the interpretation of random brushstrokes. 

Art Auction Benefit for Arts Gowanus, June 2, 2016

My studio is located in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. Ever since I moved my studio here, I've been astounded by how much support local artist receive from just one organization: Arts Gowanus. Headed by Abby Subak, and aided by a steadfast crew of loyal hardworking and thoroughly involved staff and volunteers, the group is a cornerstone of the arts community in Brooklyn. Running everything from workshops to help artists learn to better their careers to the yearly Arts Gowanus Open Studios, the organization is a huge benefit -directly and personally- to us artists here.

Every year they hold a benefit event- where you get to pick and take home an original artwork by a local artist. Last year it sold out, and was tremendous fun. This year, I am donating a framed watercolor titled " Sauvage." It's a study for a new large painting. The image is 9 x 12" and it will be framed to 16 x 20" I actually have an opening in Williamsburg the same evening, so I won't be able to attend, but I am honored to donate it as a support to Arts Gowanus. Here is a link to the event page where you can register!

"Sauvage: a study" 9 x 12" framed to 16 x 20", 2016

"Landscape: A Sense of Place" at Site Brooklyn Gallery, Opens May 25th, 206

I'm so pleased to have one of my paintings included in this superb exhibition at Site Brooklyn. "Landscape: A Sense of Place" is the perfect show for my work, as the idea and feeling of place is central to my work. I walked by the gallery the other day, and the show looks fantastic; a large variety of interpretations of the theme, and excellent quality of work. If you love painting you'll love this show. I believe there are also some great photographs too.  The opening is Wed. May 25th, 6-9 pm. I'll be there!
Landscape: A Sense of Place curated by Annette Rose-Shapiro of ARTnews
May 25 - June 26th, 2016
SITE Brooklyn Gallery
165 7th Street, Brooklyn NY (Next to the Bell House)

Exhibition Curated by Annette Rose-Shapiro

How does an artist frame a landscape? Inevitably, it is an act of choosing: what goes in, what goes out? Poussin and Lorraine first brought landscape, which was previously relegated to merely backdrop for other images, into a subject of its own. After the Impressionist revolution, by the 20th century, the definition of "landscape" expanded considerably. Photography became widespread. Also, it included cityscapes and the explosion suburban subjects, conceptualization, abstraction, and gesture. Artists also brought in other materials such as video, collage, or elements earth or city themselves.

Fundamentally, landscape posits the challenge of how we view and engage with the world around us. This exhibition seeks to show how contemporary artists take up this challenge. 


Urban Folk Art Gallery Opening Friday May 20th, 2016

I'm participating in Urban Folk Art Gallery's Annual Brooklyn Bridge Show, which opens Friday May 20th and runs through June 20, 2016. The show is a well rounded and diverse example of contemporary Brooklyn artists' interpretation of the our local architectural icon, the Brooklyn Bridge. Urban Folk Art always puts on a smashingly fun opening; there are sure to be lots of friendly people and great art to peruse, so swing by! If you miss the opening, the show runs through June 20th so there's plenty of time to stop by and pick up an affordable, awesome piece of Brooklyn Bridge art.

The Annual Brooklyn Bridge Show, May 20th-June 20th, 2016
Urban Folk Art Gallery, 101 Smith Street near Atlantic (Map Here)

OPENING Friday, May 20th, 7-10 pm

Brooklyn Bridge with Waterfall 9x 12" (framed print available at show)