Friday, January 13, 2012

the 2011 collection

Here are all the paintings I made in 2011. This is the first round of paintings made in my new studio in RiNo.  Check them out and let me know which are your favorites.

Looking forward in 2012, I will have a new website coming out this spring by my studio neighbor's Cirro.


All paintings are acrylic, enamel, marker and charcoal on raw canvas.


Sherbet Meltdown. 60" x 60"


Drifting Alongside Chaos. 60" x 60"

Against the Eclipse. 36" x 36"

Lunar Droplets. 36" x 36"

The Escape. 36" x 36"

It Never Ends. 60" x 72"

Tomorrow's Playground. 60" x 72"

Falling Fast. 48" x 54"

Forever Colliding. 96" x 120"

Sunday, November 6, 2011

1st Friday of Denver Arts Week 11.4.11

Since moving into my new Denver art studio in Taxi's Freight building, I have been engaging in the art community's Open Studio events. In Denver there are two a year; the RiNo Arts Safari in June and the Denver Arts Week First Friday in November. This year it just happened to fall on my birthday, so the celebration included cupcakes from a local Denver bakery.

Here are a few photos from the evening:


DJ set by nat select

studio installation of painting "shift with me now"

zoom in of painting

zoom in of painting

zoom in of painting 




nat select on decks



Painting "Sherbet Meltdown" studio installation


in front of newly finished 8' x 10' painting

Painting "It Never Ends" in hallway installation





Painting "Drifting Alongside Chaos" 2011. 60" x 60"

zoom-in of "Drifting Alongside Chaos"

A lovely little green birthday gift!













zoom in of "Sherbet Meltdown"

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

1st Friday Open Studio!!

Join me this Friday, November 4th, for an open studio party!!

I am opening up my doors for Denver Arts Week's "Get to know your arts First Friday."

DJ set by nat select.

wine, beer, small bites and cupcakes.

Did I mention it's my birthday?!  Game on.

Facebook event invite

Other First Fridays in RiNo to attend

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chain Letter Opening

main gallery
Last night I was part of the fantastically wild show that is, Chain Letter. Chain Letter is a group show at Shoshana Wayne gallery in Santa Monica, California. It is curated by Doug Harvey and Christian Cummings. The show is based on admiration. Each artist invited then invites ten other artists whom they admire, and so on.  This email invite circulated for thirty days, at the end of which each artist installed their own work on the floor at Shoshana Wayne Gallery. 

The result was about 1,600 artists exhibiting in Shoshana Wayne as well as two adjacent buildings, two food trucks, and about 10 kegs of beer. There were biscuits on carts, buses of artists and their friends being brought to the exhibit, and about 5,000 in and out of lines ranging hundreds of people waiting to get into the different gallery spaces. It was an art spectacle! An art show meets street party meets art-scape. Creativity Galore!

My painting, "It never ends, 2011" in the main gallery of Shoshana Wayne. The right wall upon entrance of the gallery.


Here is a 360 degree video of my painting in the the gallery space. The painting, "It never ends," was in installed on the floor on top of my drop cloth from the studio, which looks like a paint bomb of paintings past. The piece is inspired from the idea that each painting informs the next, and that the creative process, much like the nature of the universe, never ends. It just changes forms.

Thanks Shoshana Wayne gallery and Doug Harvey for coordinating such a unique art event.
video

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"you carry all the ingredients to turn your existence into joy."
mix them, mix them!!

~Hafiz

a quote on my chai tea jar, that i am about to mix paint in in the studio.

Monday, July 18, 2011

my new sketchbook

i start this blog in an effort to process the ever-floating ideas and inspirations in my head. i intend for this blog to be an online sketchbook. an informal collage of what inspires my art, perceptions of life, and aesthetics. this is an experiment in a new way of drawing, or sampling. a forum for bringing together what i find in art, culture, design and nature and how that informs and influences my creative process.