Thursday, September 25, 2014
My paintings will be at the Hyde Park Art Center this October along with paintings by Emmett Kerrigan, one of my painting heroes. I'm so excited about this show. Thanks, Melody Saraniti for curating.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
There is always so much to see at Expo Chicago. It takes a lot of bravery to show a tiny painting like this one by Amy Bennett. Something like this is so easily overlooked at such a massive, visually stimulating art fair. Also, this might be the most easy to steal piece I saw all weekend.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I danced in a Claire Ashley performance today. It was a dream I didn't know I had! So much fun and such a joyful experience. Basically, I learned a line dance which I performed while carrying a bounce house with a bunch of 13 year olds. Sounds like it came from a dream, but it was real.
Her performances and sculptures look like this:
"Ruddy Udder Dance" for ACRE, 2012 from Claire Ashley on Vimeo.
And here are some photos I took of the practice:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I'm reading a book about Anders Zorn right now. I learned about him on my trip to Sweden this February. Turns out, he's very well known there, but not so well known in the U.S. His beautiful self-portrait makes me want to paint more fur, maybe some more portraits.