Mar 2017 –
April 2016, Union Station Kansas City –
While doing some painting work for the Lyric Opera’s collaboration on the design of the renovated Planetarium inside Kansas City’s Union Station, I walked past one of those innocuous signs promoting the Pompeii show that is currently running at Union Station. I didn’t think anything of it until I passed it a second time and looked a little more carefully at what exactly the poster was telling me.
Feb 2017- A new series of gestural paintings started to come together in my studio this month. Using a bullfighting motif, these paintings are all loosely executed with a shared palette across all the canvases.
Here are the latest links from around the web that deal with the art world, design, or just some interesting stuff in general:
- Austinites! Courtesy of the fine folks at Big Medium, the West Austin Studio Tour revs up this weekend and continues through next weekend. It’s your uber-less duty to check out and support as many artists as you can!
- Absolute weirdness from the folks who unabashedly mass produce beer in Eastern Missouri – Budweiser is going, um, American? Maybe the Budvar crowd will get really, really excited about this!
- I only found out about the previous Bud story because I wanted to show off the beautiful redesign Guinness did on its products.
- The sequel will be all about Shepard Fairey.
- Why are people such idiots? When I was in art school, painters joked that sculptures were things you bumped into when you were stepping back to look at a painting. Good work on getting that awesome facebook profile pic!
- More and more I’m of the mind politics and art shouldn’t cross paths too much – there’s plenty of reasons for this that I’ll go into in a future blog post – but when an artist does do something novel that combines the two and becomes notorious for it – the result of that notoriety shouldn’t be a punch in the fucking face. Seriously?
- I went and saw the final presentations of the Spring 2016 Artist Inc Fellows last week, and it was a pretty amazing wealth of talent on display and a pretty great program run by some fine, dedicated folks. Applications are now open for the next session in KC, so sign up today!
Here’s a look back at one of the crazier art events Ian Shults and I put together for Blue Genie Art in Austin, Texas. The Danger Derby is a no-rules pinewood derby race featuring a 120′ track fraught with dangers the entrants must overcome – a firepit, blowtorches, swinging anvils and swablades. Continue reading
My latest project is coming to fruition and it’s exciting that after seven years of plotting this event that finally, in the summer of 2016 the group art show of my dreams is happening! Continue reading
Mar 2016 – Here is a look at some of my recent work in progress with some snapshots taken in my studio. There are nine oil paintings in various stages, along with ten charcoal/pencil and acrylic wash drawings that will soon be supplemented by about five more drawings. Continue reading
Art News! — Art Post Haste #9
After a slightly unintended layoff of website updates, I’m finally getting around to posting some new posts, pages and more importantly – work! – to my old cyber friend, schliefkevision.
So without any more explanations or apologies, here’s some of the latest art news hitting the circuit lately:
- Delcacroix has always been one of my biggest painting heroes. It’s always nice to see the spotlight shine on him a bit every now and then.
- The question becomes how complicit was the gallery in selling a fake Rothko?
- I’ve look at this painting for almost twenty years. I wonder if I’ll have a different reaction to it now that its ‘known’ to have been painted by Bosch himself.
- A nice little write up about the mythology of Texas.
- High end Galleries have a lot of questions to grapple with these days. I always find ‘when will my art career merge with finance’ to be one of those questions also.
- Absolut has a series of promotional pop up ‘Art Bars’. One in Mexico is Aztec themed and makes customers pay with ‘cocoa bean shaped tokens‘. Of course, it’s already been done at SXSW.
- Speaking of pop-up art spaces, it’s as easy as following these seven simple steps. Get on it, everybody’s doing it!