This December : Solo Show

Observed and Recorded Permutation of The Holy Spirit XI

(36 inches x 81 inches-pastel and powdered graphite erasing on dura-lar)

Picture of my cotton ball doused in pastel, prior to artist abuse.

When I lived on the West Coast, life as an artist was very different. I had an agent that would connect me with galleries, museums and arts institutions. She was amazing. We got along very well, it was like having an older, wiser sister in charge of my career. When I moved to the South East, everything changed. For the past 3.5 years, just like everyone else, I had to hit the pavement, make connections, in search of shows.

I am happy to announce that just a few weeks ago I signed a contract with a gallery in town, Poem88.net. For the first time in my career, I will be represented by a commercial gallery. This is the thing that most artists covet and it came just when I wasn’t looking. I received an email from Robin Bernat, Gallerist, starting this process. As a result, I am having my first solo show in Atlanta, Georgia titled:

An idiosyncratic path toward…

Reception: Saturday, December 8th (4pm - 7pm)

This exhibition runs from December 8 to January 5.
A musical recital from ensemble Cantos y Cuentos will occur on:

Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:30pm

This exhibition will feature some new and familiar pieces presented in a new context. It runs from December 8 to January 5.

{Poem 88}
1123 Zonolite Road NE Suite 20A Floataway Building Atlanta, Georgia 30306

www.poem88.net

Gallery hours: Wed-Sat, 11-5, and by appointment

Please join us and bring a friend or 7.

Italian Summer '18

Orvieto a small Italian town located on a plateau 1.5 hrs north of Rome and south of Florence.

I stumbled upon a Christian Philosophy and Theology School based in Toronto which offered a course in Theological Aesthetics that ran concurrently with an International Artist Residency.

Artists: graphic designers, painters, writers, philosophers, historians, film makers, dancers, deacons all gathered together for both residency and academic rigor.

Readings nightly from Aristotle to Calvin. We were all under the tutelage of the wonderfully knowledgeable Rebekah Smick, John Skillen , David Holt and Thomas McIntire.

This residency was unlike others I’ve participated in and it proved to be quite fruitful. I made my first Italian street art piece, played with light installations, and did some traditional drawing and painting all while in the confines of a 13th century convent basement.

All in all, I walked away from this experience with a broader knowledge of why images were initially made, how they were used in worship and the historical and philosophical ponderings of many societies regarding art as a theological tool.

The Holy Spirit was presented in many new forms this summer and I have a lot of work to do as a result.

Ciao.

Basement Projects DTSA

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In December of 2017, I saw a call for project proposals on Instagram at Basement Projects DTSA. Christian Ramírez, artist and newly gallerist, gathers other artists to curate his space. Below are a few sentences outlining the space, the show and how it came together for an exhibition in April, 2018.

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Basement Projects DTSA is located in downtown Santa Ana, California and is a non-profit project venue free from the constraints of the retail marketplace and conceived as a space to promote critical artistic thinking and exposure in the field of contemporary art in Orange County. 

Anthony Pessler, Henry Leo Schoebel and Pamela Diaz Martinez met in 2002 when Martinez joined the MFA program at Arizona State University. Pessler and Schoebel were, and still remain, members of ASU's painting and drawing program faculty. It soon became apparent that the three were kindred spirits, driven as they were to ponder fundamental existential questions through a deep commitment to image-making. Though separated by time and geography, their formative experiences were shaped by the theology and ritual of the Catholic church. The exhibition, Tres Veritates, or Three Truths, is an exploration of how a shared impulse can result in vastly divergent forms, as developed through the lens of individual experience and understanding.  

 

 

Holy Spirit at Auction

Paddle8 and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia other wise known as MOCA GA make a great pair. They work together to create an opportunity for artists and art collectors to acquire a wider audience while creating an experience for their current clientele. They are featuring one of my pieces for the first time. Below is a statement from the museum about the auction.

"The auction features a diverse and elite selection of artwork of Georgia artists who have exhibited at MOCA GA. The online auction is accompanied by a two-week museum exhibition on view in the MOCA GA's lower level Education/Research Center. 

Fast, easy bidding with Paddle8 Auctions makes it easy to keep tabs on your favorite works of art throughout the auction."

 

 

 

First Ever Interview On Youtube

Thanks to Marc Leone Art Associate Professor at Northern Kentucky University in the School of The Arts, The Holy Spirit and I are on Youtube for the first time.

This endeavor started out as an interview with his drawing and painting students. As a class they studied my erasings, made some erasings of their own and then formulated very thoughtful questions to ask me via facetime. Thankfully, that conversation turned into a Youtube opportunity.

Marc Leone does incredibly detailed drawing tutorials on his channel that has over 6,000 followers. Its title is The Drawing Database and just recently he has begun to feature artist interviews.

If you have a little extra time and want to dig into the academic side of the art world, there are many tutorials and interviews to enjoy.

Let's do it again Marc. 

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Click on the picture to see the interview.