Sunday, December 27, 2009

Frances Barth Show in NYC

Director of Mount Royal, Frances Barth, is having a solo show at Sundaram Tagore Gallery. The show features new paintings and an animation and opens January 7th 6-8 pm and runs until February 6th. I can't wait to go to the opening and see all the work that Frances has been doing!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Keep voting please!

52 days left to vote!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!!

Have a great holiday and happy new year!! Here are some pictures from recent Mount Royal holiday celebrations:

Mount Royal Holiday Dinner!

Jason and me in our ugly sweaters

Marek Bartelik and Sarah Oppenheimer mingling before dinner

Good food!

Frances Barth picking a present from our grab bag!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Walking Bridge

9 ft x 5 ft; acrylic, colored pencil, collage on vellum

New drawing

Not finished yet, have to do something about the shadow. I'm not sure how I feel about using a hook either--seems too predictable.

Revision of older piece

This is a revision of You Can't Rely on Anyone (in my opinion). I cut out the stool and the purple shape from the old drawing and collaged them onto a new, longer sheet of paper.

More installation shots...

From final reviews...

Installation Room shots from Final Reviews

Installed some of my work from the semester in a project room for my final review...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Opening at Nudashank

Saw this pic from the "Heady Mugs" opening at Nudashank and had to steal it--that's the back of David Ubias, Beverly, and me in the gallery. For more about the show, go to their website:

Meet Me in the Attic

New drawing, might end up changing the color; 42"x70"

Blue Barrier

New drawing, 42"x80"

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thanks Mount Royal!

My fellow 2nd-year program mates have nominated me to represent MICA at Art Chicago's New Insight exhibition in the spring. I am still very surprised and so appreciative---I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!! Mount Royal is a great program....I still have to jump through some hoops in order to get in to the show but to be recognized by my peers is a great feeling.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks to those that read my blog and who are interested in my artwork! I am so thankful for family, friends, cats, my apartment, MICA, Strathmore drawing paper, frozen yogurt, College Art Association, McDaniel College, Daedelus Books, and so much more...Have a great holiday!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Drawing Idea

I have an idea for a new drawing that keeps popping up in my brain so I attempted to recreate the image in Photoshop--the drawing will include some variant of either one of these.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New photoshop mock-ups for drawings

These are photoshop documents that I made to visualize some drawing ideas:

NYC Summary

I had a great day in NY last Saturday (despite the rain) and saw a lot of great shows. Some highlights were:

Rebecca Campbell at Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery

Tim Eitel at PaceWildenstein

Slashed: Under the Knife at the Museum of Art and Design

Hope Gangloff at Susan Inglett Gallery

Matthew Ritchie at Andrea Rosen Gallery

Maya Gold at Mike Weiss Gallery

And of course Pinkberry was amazing!
Excited to go back in the spring...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thesis Gallery!

Here's the floor plan for the gallery (Decker) I'm in for Thesis I. I have a super long wall so hopefully I'll make either some huge drawings or a lot of medium-sized drawings. Thesis I opens March 27, 2010.

NYC this weekend!

I haven't been back to NYC in almost a year, so I'm really excited to go see a TON of shows and galleries. I want to see Paired Gold, the Felix Gonzales-Torres and Roni Horn pieces at the Guggenheim.

I'm also really looking forward to the Slash: show at the Museum of Art and Design. I love that place!

And of course I'm excited to go to Chelsea and see a bunch of shows up there now. If I had my Art in America in front of me I could remember which ones I was really looking forward to...

Photoshop Docs for New Drawing

I started this drawing of a walking bridge and ended up not liking how I placed it on the page. I cut it out and glued it onto a new piece of paper about 8 ft long. I took a picture, uploaded it into Photoshop, and did some mock-ups for versions of the new drawing. I chose to do the first one pictured here...still working on it, but pictures to come soon!

Original Drawing

Photoshop Docs