Sunday, April 19, 2009

Göoo Magazine

Oh, I also forgot to mention that the other day I found out my work will be featured in the next issue of a wonderful art magazine called Göoo!

"Göoo Magazine is an editorial project for those eyes who enjoy the visual arts and graphic expression. A diverse gallery of designers, illustrators and artists around the world for delighting the imagination.

Göoo is characterized by merging different trends of visual arts with an specific theme developed along its pages. The editorial line is based on a fresh and unprejudiced communication, with a broad conceptual and aesthetic freedom that allows us to experiment in their materiality and content."

This issue's theme was witchcraft. I'd never submitted to Göoo before but this theme was too good to pass up, as everyone is always telling me my work has satanic undertones (eh....go figure...).

I'm excited about seeing the artwork that made it into the issue. There are some really great people included in this!

check out the list!

The issue will be coming out at the end of May, and I will post pictures when I receive my copy of it.

Göoo magazine is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

First show in Oregon

This week I just barely made the deadline to submit to "Menace to Propriety", a group show in Eugene, Oregon at the Fenario Gallery. I am happy to say that my submission was accepted and I will have 2 drawings in the show. I think there will be around a dozen artists featured in this exhibition. Unfortunately, I won't be able to go to this since it is really far away and happening quite soon, but my friend Ellen who lives in Portland is going to check it out for me and report back. From what I've seen online, the space is quite nice!

"Menace to Propriety"
@ Fenario Gallery
881 Willamette St. Eugene, OR 97401

Friday, May 1, 2009 @ 5pm

HERE is a little writeup about it from the HI-Fructose magazine website.

HERE is the gallery's website.

And HERE is Chloe's art blog.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Well, I got my three works that I sent to La Luz de Jesus Gallery (Los Angeles) back today. I appreciate how prompt they were in sending the work back and how professionally it was all handled. Very nice. So now I'm thinking ahead to the show at Double Punch in San Francisco in July (date got pushed back) and this show in Eugene, Oregon that I want to be part of. The deadline for that is in May. I will probably use something already framed for that if I get accepted, and save the newer works for San Fran.

I finished another small drawing today that might go into that show. It was an experimental drawing in that I used tea as ink to color certain parts of the drawing. I think if the paper I had been using was less yellowed with age, the color would have shown up better (I had to do about six layers of tea to make it stand out) but overall I was happy with the effect. I am definitely going to continue to try using tea as pigment in the future. Maybe different colors too.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Out of Order show at Maryland Art Place

Here are some pictures I took at the "Out of Order" show that happened at the Maryland Art Place on Friday. It was a very impressive turnout, although I think many of the attendees were artists. The place was absolutely packed like sardines which unfortunately made it somewhat difficult to look at the artwork. The event lasted 3 hours and we stayed nearly to the end. By the time I left, I didn't see many works that had been bid on. I'd say maybe 1/4 of the art had bids, and most of those pieces were priced extremely low to begin with. Most were under $100, some were even as low as $1.00. I ran into more people I knew than I expected, but it was nice to catch up with people, and just to know that people are still making art.

This piece was done by a woman who took part in a photoshop workshop Reid and I gave at Johns Hopkins through the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The printmaking work of my friends Ursula (left) and Jon (right).

Dragons anyone?

Reid catching up with a old MICA alum.

Candy and chips jackpot!!! These were the "snacks" served.

The work of James Henessey (a former MICA faculty member).

Mike Moore's work.

Reid's piece.

my friend Rachel's work (looks like a screen print but it's actually pen!).

Jon and Reid mulling over the artwork.

My work is the small one right in the middle in the brown frame.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

This is just a picture I took of the studio the other day.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

MAP (Out of Order)

This is the piece I have selected to go in the "Out of Order" show at the Maryland Art Place. I switched out the frame that it was in before with this one and I think it looks better. I'm excited to see what other work is in the show on Friday and the things people will be bidding on.