Friday, August 26, 2011

Lear's Message To Irene

William Dyce, King Lear and the Fool in the Storm (c. 1851)
Oil on canvas, size approximately 53 x 68 inches, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

King Lear

Act III. Scene II.

Another Part of the Heath. Storm still.
Enter LEAR and Fool.
  Lear.  Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! 
You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout   4
Till you have drench’d our steeples, drown’d the cocks! 
You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, 
Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts, 
Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder,   8
Strike flat the thick rotundity o’ the world! 
Crack nature’s moulds, all germens spill at once 
That make ingrateful man! 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Sixth Terrace Annual 2011 in London

Photo by Karl Bielik of the 2010 event.

I am happy to have work included in this yearly event curated by Karl Bielik.

A heap of broken images, where the sun beats-
TS Eliot - The Wasteland 

The Sixth Terrace Annual, 2011 
The Garden 
4-17 Frederick Terrace 
London E8 4EW

Saturday, August 27 · 3:00pm - 7:00pm 

Artists include: Paul Behnke, Maxine Beuret, Diane Bielik, Karl Bielik, Keira Blakey, Boyle & Shaw, Annabelle Dalby, Annie Davey, Julia Defferary, Rob Flowers, Matt Golden, Julia Hamilton, Ross Hansen, Alex Hermon, Russell Heron, David Leapman, Heidi Locher, Vibeke Luther, Andrea Medjesi-Jones, Lorna Milburn, Nicola Morrison, Andy Robertson, Matthew Robinson, Will Robson-Scott, Emma-Jane Spain, Rachel Russell, Marianne Spurr, Marijke Vasey, Max Wade, Phil Wise and Elizabeth Wright. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

StudioVisit w/ Hamlett Dobbins: Specific Experiences

Last week I took a trip through my hometown, Memphis, TN, and stopped by for a studio visit with painter Hamlett Dobbins. Dobbins is the Director of the Clough-Hanson Gallery @ Rhodes College and also operates Material Art Space. Material is an alternative project space that has hosted the most contemporary, high quality exhibitions in Memphis over the last seven years while providing a venue for artists from Birmingham, AL to Tokyo, Japan.

From Dobbin's statement in the current issue of New American Paintings:

In our everyday lives, there are times when we are gripped with a whole-body pleasure, a spine thrill of delight when time seems to slow and we are hyper-present. I am trying to understand what it is about these extraordinary experiences of real life moments, in stories or movies that move me so. The way Elwood P. Dowd says, "and the evening wore on" in Harvey...the recording of my father's voice telling "The Story of the Rose"...the way the light falls in a rainbow on my little girl's hair...all of these moments contain the powerful impact of something pure and raw.
Since 2002, my paintings have been focused on these experiences with particular people. Because the paintings are based on specific experiences with friends or family, each painting tends to have its own set of parameters and challenges. I use painting to focus and wrap myself in these moments. By building the experience, I begin to understand what about the moment moved me to paint in the first place.

Hamlett Dobbins in his studio in Memphis, TN 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday in Chelsea

Kim Dorland: For Lori @ Mike Weiss Gallery
June 23 - August 27

Summer Show Private Events @ Blank Space 
August 4 - September 2

Anne Russinof

Matthew Langley

J.T. Kirkland

Ghost in the Machine, curated by Stephen Westfall @ Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.
June 23 - August 19

Rachel Beach

Don Christensen

Stephen Westfall

Jackie Meier

Nicholas Krushenick

Harriet Korman

Don Voisine

John McLaughlin

Thomas Raggio

Jennifer Riley

Artist include: John McLaughlin, Nicholas Krushenick, Don Christensen,
Harriet Korman, Don Voisine, Stephen Westfall, Jennifer Riley, Rachel Beach, 
Jackie Meier, and Thomas Raggio.

Christopher Wilmarth @ Betty Cuningham Gallery
July 7 - August 12