Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Student Artwork & Show Opening

Early in 2010, I was contacted by Lance Taylor, a teacher from a high school located in an outer suburb of Perth, Western Australia. He had seen my artwork in Empty magazine and asked if I would be willing to be interviewed as a contemporary working artist by his senior art class as part of their research. Of course, I was excited to help.

As a result of the project, some of the students chose to create artwork inspired by my Clutter series, in which they portrayed themselves in their own environment, surrounded by their personal possessions. Below is one of those pieces, created by then-senior, Fraser Nightingale:

Artwork by Fraser Nightingale
Charcoal and color washes on paper

It is clear that a great deal of work was put into this beautifully-rendered art piece, and I thank Fraser for agreeing to let me post it.  I especially love the shoe, helmet, and the striped bedsheets. And I'm always a sucker for electronics cords.

I am honored to have been interviewed by the class and ecstatic to have been inspiration for the students' art practice!


In other news, one of my new paintings will be in an art exhibition, "Art of Connection".  All are welcome to attend the opening on Friday, December 9th, from 4:30-7pm.

 The exhibition features the work of  students graduating from the Masters of Art in Art Therapy program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and/or the people they work with at their internship sites. 

Friday, December 9th
4:30- 7:00pm 

Sullivan Galleries
33 South State Street, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603 
As additional incentive, there will be several other SAIC student shows going on simultaneously in the same (very large) gallery space, and also delicious, delicious food.  I would love to see you there!

In MORE other news, I have several new paintings that I've completed, and several other paintings in progress.  High-quality images of some of my new work will be posted just after Thanksgiving. For  now, however, I will provide an extremely low-quality preview taken from my seat on the floor, with the needle-sized camera on my computer:

 One of my recently-completed paintings and part of my bookshelf.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, or a happy Thursday if you don't live in America!