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I want to sincerely thank the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas for exhibiting my work in a solo show at their Fine Arts Gallery (which is really a beautiful space). Thanks especially to Jeff Fulmer, the gallery director for installing the work magnificently and being so on top of things. I was very fortunate to be able to visit CSN to give a talk about my work and visit a class led by the very gracious Sean Russell and Christopher Tsouras. It’s always great to see strong faculty in a strong department, and the students are very fortunate to have them. This was also a great excuse to finally meet the wonderful individuals and art collectors, Milo Miloscia and John Nelson. The were so hospitable to allow me to view their home collection and take me out for a memorable evening in Las Vegas. I also enjoyed chatting with student Sierra Akana of the Coyote Student News, and her article on my exhibition can be found here.
I want to thank Patrick Mauk, Eva Buttacavoli and all of the people that made GESTURE CONTROL possible at the Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) in Ohio this season. It was an outstanding group exhibition and I greatly appreciated reconnecting with Wesley Berg and meeting new people, including the other exhibitors Tyler Bohm and William Potter. I used this as an opportunity to explore some large scale optical drawing in preparation for 8 to Create, coming up in Urbana, IL this spring.
I am very grateful to the Portland Art Museum, Bonnie Laing-Malcomson, Curator, the Northwest Arts Council and the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Endowments for supporting a Center for Northwest Art in Oregon. It is truly an honor to have a solo exhibition in the APEX Gallery up now until March 13, 2016. This is the greatest achievement of my artistic career so far, and I cannot emphasize my thanks enough for this opportunity. Please check out the show if you are in the area and let me know what you think. Photo Credits: Dan Kvitka.
I am very grateful to Professors Al Denyer, Justin Diggle and Ed Bateman as well as the students, faculty and staff of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah and the Christensen Visiting Artist Endowment for inviting me to visit in conjunction with my jurying the PaperWest Exhibition this year. I was fortunate to be able to do a live drawing demonstration and have critiques with graduate students there, and it was a sincere pleasure. Photo Credits: Amelia Walchli.
This piece is for my son, Shepard, finished on Father’s Day. AUNIVERSAL PICTURE 15, charcoal and conte on prepared polyester, 85″ x 85″, 2014.
This will be the first in what I hope is a flurry of posts recapping a very productive start to 2014 for my work. I had been interested in doing some kind of promotional video to give viewers an idea of how my drawings come together from start to finish. I was lucky enough to find Brian Guice Media here in Laramie, Wyoming who had done some phenomenal time lapse videos of some of the artists doing mural work downtown. Brian was outstanding to work with throughout the process, and I am very pleased with the results of our work together. I also want to acknowledge Wesley Berg, who was a visiting artist I invited to UW in early 2014 and who I met a few years ago from a drawing show we did in Santa Fe. Wesley provided the song for the video from his musical project, Glacier Face, and it’s pretty great.
These are a few pieces I have been working on this winter including an annual self portrait, a text piece and a trash bag drawing I started as a public drawing demonstration in conjunction with “Definining Territories: Contemporary Drawing” exhibition at the Parkland Art Gallery in Champaign, IL in the fall. Now that it is finished, I will send the drawing back to the gallery to be auctioned to benefit the students of Parkland College.
I just completed a new piece fairly quickly before classes start. AUNIVERSAL PICTURE 12, charcoal on paper, 22″ x 30″, 2014. Up next: the 2014 Self Portrait. Then, I plan on starting my first 80″ x 80″ piece on linen which should take me the rest of the semester.
With the new year, I just finished the first of the roach drawings on the new substrate. AUNIVERSAL PICTURE 11, charcoal and conte on prepared linen, 43″ x 43″, 2014. I am looking forward to scaling way up for the next drawings.
I am very pleased to have been able to be a part of numerous exhibitions and related activities in 2013. I would like to thank Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, OH, the Parkland Art Gallery in Champaigne, IL and threesquared Gallery in Nashville, TN. It’s been a great year.