In June I will be showing my work with Brain David Dennis. This week we met for the second time to plot out our show at ARTSPACE1241. Our exhibition will be a conversation with my two dimensional work ( drawings on Yupo synthetic paper ) and his three dimensional work. The first site drawing was made in our planning meeting. We discussed lighting, installation, and viewer experience.
Two of my measurement series drawings Amplitude 503 and Amplitude 570 have been chosen for this exhibition at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The show is through January 2017.
This exhibition is a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, and patients to showcase individual creative expression through the arts. The exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Bernett L. Johnson, Jr., M.D., former Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
I've been folding lots of paper into books for the upcoming RiTUAL Reading Room show. I've been pulling out found papers and papers I've saved. This will keep me open to possibities. I'm looking through drawers in my studio and pulling out sheets.
I have many ritials and I can make the actual act of making the books a ritual. Excited to investigate and think about by rituals. By thinking about my acts everyday and the act of making working I discover more of my personal rituals.
I've gotten serious about doing folding for RiTUAL. Reading Room. Last week and this week I'm folding several sheets and will begin drawing and marking them this week.
I'm also making some work on unfolded sheets which I will fold after the drawing is made.
The revealing of what the marks will do when they are reassembled as a folded book intrigues me.
365+1 #drawingaday is a digital drawing-a-day project.
I will be reexpressing this project in an open space @HBHQ. This is only the second time that I have shown all 366 drawings. Originally the drawings were installed in a smaller square gallery. This installation will span a number of walls in an open public space. It will be hung chronologically except for a two week grouping at the entrance to the show.
A pair of my walnut missives will be included in Arbitrary Relevance a group show in our building's new gallery Ground Floor. The inaugural exhibition will present a tidy pile of small works by artists who work in 1241 Carpenter.
Excited about the new opportunities in the new exhibition space. I've included the names of the other confirmed participants. I hope you'll join me for the reception or during the gallery hours listed below.
I have two drawings in Heavy Bubble's Biennial Winter Show Snowflake Salon. These two drawings are experiments with ink on panels. Stop in see the work of more than 60 artists. There are 120 small works with prices that are sure to fit your budget.
Visits are by appointment only through January 1st. Hours after that will be posted on our Facebook page and website.
Closing TEA PARTY + Sale
Saturday, January 17, 2015 4 - 6 pm
Creative Tension, An Open Media Exhibition, is on view now through December 7, 2014, at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown. Curated by Phillip J. Carroll, the exhibition displays 53 pieces by 30 artists, selected from a field of 81 entrants and 153 works. Submissions came from four states, and those selected for the show were from the Philadelphia and New Jersey region. This year’s juror was Maiza Hixson, Director of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.
My drawings in this exhibition focus on measurement and probing. A ping. Each series of marks is made by filling a tool then making marks until the ink is gone. How far will the ink go?
I have always been drawn to make marks. The repetition allows me to be caught up in a rhythm; the proximity of the marks create rest and action. This is central to my work. Using tools that ask me to focus on each mark creates a meditative state. Each mark seems to take an eternity. I touch the surface, make the mark, and then move away.
I'm happy to have a piece in Small Worlds. It's called Bleep. Bleep. Nixed media on cradleboard.
2:00 - 5:00 PM
March 2 - 27
The Plastic Club
247 Camac Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107