Friday, December 03, 2010

New Painting: A Mailbox

Look how pretty: Vija Celmins


There's a show of hers up right now in Houston,TX titled, Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964-1966. I wish I could go!


http://www.menil.org/index.php


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

More artists I like: Vija Celmins

Conrad Bakker

So basically Conrad Bakker has already done everything I've done in my studio this semester. Depression glass? Yes. Wastebaskets? Yes. Here is some of his lovely work:







Monday, November 08, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

New paintings



Painters I like: Alex Katz

I only knew about his portraits, which are ok, but it's his landscapes that are beautiful. I want to make paintings like this:




Thursday, July 08, 2010

Work by my new advisor

This artist, Tony Tasset, is going to be my advisor at UIC in the fall! Should be fun!

Video: Chicago's new eyeball: "
The Chicago Tribune looks into the making of downtown Chicago's newest sculpture, a 30-foot orb modeled after sculptor Tony Tasset's eyeball. Props to the motherland: The fiberglass ball was fabricated in Sparta, Wis., -- not so far from where I grew up -- by F.A.S.T. Corp., which made the world's largest fiberglass sculpture, the 145-foot-long muskellunge that makes up Hayward, Wisconsin's Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

Via C-Monster.
"

Monday, June 28, 2010

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Thursday, May 06, 2010

New work at work



A new Flower/Welcome display on the wall. Thanks Dad for giving me four of the old windows from your house.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Look who was in Time Out Chicago

My Hagia Sophia was a Critics' Pick in the April 15- 21 issue of Time Out Chicago.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Fancy Times

This morning I went to the home of a fancy art collector downtown. I met him a few years ago at work. I think I sold him a box of crackers. I said something like, "I'm really putting this art degree to work," and his ears perked up. He's always on the lookout for new painters. He and his wife have art covering every inch of wall inside their home, art which is probably worth more than the home itself.




That's a real Elizabeth Peyton watercolor in the background!



Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Pa at Spoke Gallery

Today my Pa helped me install my Hagia Sophia project at Spoke Gallery. It looks swell. Thanks, Pa.





Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hagia Sophia at Spoke Gallery





My Hagia Sophia piece is going to be at Spoke Gallery!

Open by appointment: April 11th to April 17th

Closing Reception: Saturday, April 17th, 6 to 9pm (free drinks!)
Hours: By appointment contact us at gwensmail@gmail.com or
spokechicago@gmail.com



The Hagia Sophia basilica, in Istanbul, Turkey, is famous for its history, beautiful dome, and the mystical quality of light that reflects inside of it. Built in 330AD, it withstood no fewer than 17 sieges between the time it was founded and 1204 when it finally fell to the Christians of the west (the Normans). In its long history, the Hagia Sophia has been home to Pagans, Orthodox Christians, Muslims, and is currently a museum.

Saturday, April 17th from 6 to 9pm, Spoke will be home to a miniature version of the Hagia Sophia. Complete with gold dome, marble floors, and 168 windows, this recreation is just big enough to seat one adult inside. Hear about its colorful history, and enjoy the warm golden light of seasonal affective disorder therapeutic lamps housed inside its walls.


This project is supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Illinois Arts
Council, a state agency.

at SPOKE
119 N Peoria #3D
Chicago, IL 60607


Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Work




Monday, February 22, 2010

Some Cute Work from Work



A drawing I made of a Jewish Pony.


Did you know most ponies are Protestant? It's true.

Painters I like: Rudy Burckhardt

Known mainly for her photography, Rudy Burckhardt made some pretty excellent paintings as well...




34th Street, New York, 1978 (photo)




Los Angenes Rooftop, 1962, oil on masonite




Parking Lot, 1970, oil on linen

Today

I would like to be in this painting by William Trost Richards today.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Chloe's Surprise Party


We scared her good!