Saturday, March 28, 2009

They're Back (Evergreen Cafe follow-up)

I took down all my work at the Evergreen Cafe the other day. It was very crowded when I went to de-install and I had to climb over people to get the art off the walls and ask people to vacate their booths and abandon their food momentarily. Overall I think the show was a success in that my work got some exposure and people were forced to experience a different style of art not normally on display there. While some of the feedback in the comment book suggested that certain people found the work to be too "creepy and demonic" for the atmosphere of the Evergreen, I also received some positive responses and even one or two constructive comments. I sold one drawing and got some compliments from some of the staff there.

A special thanks to all of my friends who took the time to come out and see the show! It really made it all the more meaningful : )

Now all the work is back here in the studio, which I spent the day cleaning the other day to make room for it all. The Maryland Art Place "Out of Order" show is coming up, and I will most likely be selecting something from my ample supply of already framed art to put in the show. I'm looking forward to it!

All the work, not yet unpacked.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Final Week

This is the final week to see my art at the Evergreen Cafe in Baltimore. So far I've only gotten two inquiries about purchasing and I've been told some people have written in the comment book. It will be interesting to see what people actually wrote in there. I'll be going over there Thursday evening for an unofficial closing, but will resist reading the book until it all comes down on Friday. Hmmm...maybe I don't want to read it.

I've slowly been doing some art this week. Just a bunch of small things, but it's been enjoyable. With all my recent work still in the show, my studio, which was chock full of stuff earlier last month, is empty right now. After Friday however, the room will be flooded with framed pieces that I will have to store somewhere. In the meantime, take a look at this picture I took yesterday of the studio wall. Very bare.

Shipped to NY

Just sent this package out today. It's a drawing from a sketchbook that I just sold to a guy in Syracuse who saw my art on the Monster Brains blog. Thanks again to Aeron for featuring me on there!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring is Near!

So after about a week and a half of being pretty sick (got a flu virus or something) I actually did some art. Yesterday I completed a drawing and today as well. It's been dreadfully gloomy outside lately with yesterday being a small exception, and the grayness has really made me lethargic and unmotivated. After going full speed working on stuff all the way up to putting up my show, I've been rather inactive on the art side of things lately. It was nice drawing again today. I think I get a "high" from doing art. It gets my serotonin levels up or something. Is that the right word?? It really is amazing though how much better it makes me feel when I'm kind of down.

I've decided that this year I am going to participate in the MAP (Maryland Art Place) art show "Out of Order". I missed it last year. I didn't even really know what it was, but this year I am ready. I'll probably use a piece from the Evergreen show when that comes down soon. It's all framed and everything, so it's ready to go. Basically, what this event is, is a chance for artists to sell work and MAP to raise some funds for their organization. Artists are free to hang one piece of art (it's not juried) for the show and for one night, people will bid on these works (silently). If the work sells, the profit is split 50/50. Not bad. All the artist has to do is set a minimum bid. I had read that last year most of the stuff that sold was priced between $200-$600, so I'm going to choose a piece that I feel is within this range. I'd really like to sell something.

In the meantime, I'm posting the two drawings from yesterday and today. They're small works. I'm taking a break from the big complex drawings for a little bit until I feel up to doing one of those again. Enjoy : )

"Satchel of Bones" India ink on found paper 4 3/4" x 7 1/2"

"Joyous Flight" India ink and micron pen on found paper 8" x 11"

detail 1

detail 2

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Lumper

Got this image on The Lumper blog run by Thinkmule. It's a great blog that features work by all different artists. Check it out!

Friday, March 6, 2009

"Everything But the Kitschen Sync" show tonight in L.A.

"Everything But The Kitschen Sync"

Opening Reception
Friday March 6, 2009
8:00-11:00 pm

4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Wish I could go to this but alas I'm too far away. It should be a good opening though. I've heard they have good parties.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monster Brains!

Aeron Alfrey was nice enough to post an entry about my work on his blog Monster Brains today. Check it out if you get a chance!