Everett the dog has opinions about Alley Cat. Happily, Alley Cat found a new home last night where he will be going when the show closes in December. That Space Between Flying and Falling, at Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA
Next month I’ll be opening a major solo show, my largest to date, featuring thirteen of my cut silhouette paintings created together as an immersive installation. Viewers will walk between and among pieces hanging from the ceiling and casting shadows on the walls and floors. The exhibit will include an atmospheric sound component composed specifically for this show, as well as watercolor sketches and maquette studies.
The works in this exhibit elude conventional categories in art. They’re paintings, but they present themselves in space without a frame. They’re sculptural objects casting shadows, but they’re flat. They’re conceived of and created together, in a way that an installation is not usually composed of paintings. You are invited to find your own way to experience That Space Between Flying and Falling
My 2017 City Sketches Calendar is available to purchase from Davis Squared in Somerville. It features twelve sketches made in Somerville and Cambridge, perforated and ready to mail as postcards at the end of each month.
Last night I worked with Rachel Thern and Rachel Sevanich at the Kingston Gallery to hang the Kingston Associates show. I am honored to have my pieces shown with such great work, and delighted that these are my colleagues. Ten: Our Voices, the Kingston Gallery Associates Show, opens this Friday, August 5th at 5:30pm. See you there! (photo credit: Nat Martin)
Join me at the Tiny Tall Ships Festival, to build and color your own tiny paper tall ship. I created this design based on a Spanish Galeon, then laser cut the pieces from illustration board for you to assemble and color. Saturday, May 14, 3pm in Somerville’s Union Square. https://www.facebook.com/events/1703440943261771/
Tonight a most wonderful thing happened. A group of 14 visual artists and writers, being supremely generous with their time and creativity, participated in a collaborative project I coordinated here at the Vermont Studio Center. I offered them each their choice of miniature cut-silhouettes, the ones I cut at Danger!Awesome to use as studies for my larger pieces. Asking them to use it in any way they wanted to make a new piece, and knowing what an outstanding group of people this is, I still could not have imagined how each person would put themselves into the project. If my work involves world-building, these artists showed me 14 new countries in this world. I’m blown away. As my new friend Gary Hawkins said, “Better Art Together.”
Work shown by Alison Stine & Molly Gallentine, Sharron Diedrichs, Aaliyah Gupta & Staci Schoenfeld, and Judy Schneider.