Monday, September 23, 2013

A drawing that will begin its flight tomorrow toward the poet who commissioned it. 10 x 11 inches, ink on paper.

I really hope its new owner likes it; it always feels a very serious thing to create for someone who has entrusted me with creative license...

Sunday, September 8, 2013

I had a second opening this week. (It's been a busy time leading up to it all!)  This is a solo show in Albuquerque, currently up and running at Small Engine Gallery, through September 28th. Small Engine is a sweet space run by very cool people.

The Show, Among the Final Thunders of These Ices, features the larger Arctic paintings and drawings I've been working on this summer, plus a few small studies.

My friends Juan and Sharon played a couple of sets for the opening. I would have come just to hear them! I'm hypnotized by their music and grateful that they so willingly gave the reception a beating heart. Thanks, guys.

Reception Clip from wood on Vimeo.

Friday, September 6, 2013

This week I traveled to West Virginia University, where I'm lucky enough to be in a two-person exhibition with my pal and fellow painter Beau Carey.

Fathom Out postcard

The show looked great.

The talk was well-attended.

And we were generally treated like rock stars. It was a perfect experience all around. Big thanks to everyone at WVU for their exceptional graciousness and generosity.

They made this phenomenal poster to advertise our lecture! (Thanks Michael Sherwin for the photo)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

For an upcoming show, I decided to try some large pieces in graphite.

Part of the Ship, 26.5 x 40 inches

The above drawing is based on documentation of a performance that took place on board our ship, Antigua, during the Arctic Circle residency. My friend and collaborator Christy Georg is a master of knotwork, and she helped me tie myself into this configuration.

Gullybreen, 40 x 26.5 inches

Below is a detail from Gullybreen, seen above.