Members Salon Exhibition at the Falchi
Long Island City Artists has secured a wonderfully large space to feature the artwork of ALL its members in a month-long exhibition at the Falchi Building in Long Island City. This salon-style exhibition runs from Sunday, October 4 through October 31.
I will be showing my painting “EU Timetable“, a mixed media diptych, 24″x48”, $2000. I created this work after a group tour of the Amalfi Coast in Italy. I loved the cobble stone streets, the gold-leafed churches and the colorful fishing boats. However, I was unprepared for the hectic pace of traveling with a tour group with timetables and schedules that were inflexible. My painting incorporates all these elements into a colorful, energetic collage. Look closely to see some of my travel maps I incorporated into the work.
As a side benefit, The Falchi Building is also the home of The Doughnut Plant where you can get your fix of gourmet fancy doughnuts. Known for their unusually creative flavors such as Tres Leches, Creme Brulee, Rose, Hazelnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Blackberry Jam and much more, I can assure you that your tastebuds won’t get bored.
The Falchi Building and The Doughnut Plant are located at 37-00 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY. The exhibition is open on weekends from 12-6 pm.
If you find yourself in Georgia during the next few weeks, stop by to see my work at the “Valdosta National 2015 Exhibition”. My painting “Hamsa” is on displayed at Valdosta State University’s Fine Arts Gallery from January 20 to February 6.
Last Thursday night, it was a whooping 8 degree Fahrenheit in New York City. But that didn’t stop the art lovers from turning out to attend the Atlantic Gallery’s “Over the Bridge” exhibition in Chelsea. I was fortunate to have two paintings in this show, along with 38 other Long Island City artists. The wine was flowing, the crowd was enthusiastic and the art was excellent. I’ve included photographs of that night “before” and “during” the opening to show you the crush. There is still plenty of time to see the exhibition on display until January 17th at Atlantic Gallery, Suite 540, 548 West 28th Street, New York City.
I’m pleased to announce the inclusion of two of my paintings in the exhibition “THE ELEGANT NUDE” at The Gallery at the Watershed in Eugene, Oregon. Located at 321 Mill Road, Eugene, Oregon, the exhibition runs from Sept. 23 – Nov. 1, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
First Friday Artwalk: October 3, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Juried by the incomparable Grace Slick, a working painter showing in numerous galleries for decades after her beloved contribution to artistic and cultural history with Jefferson Airplane, and the esteemed Curator Robert Canaga.
The emphasis in the works is on the elegance and beauty of the human body; its variations, its expressiveness, its remarkable form. The gallery is delighted to show you how we are seen, naked and human, through the eyes and hearts of exceptional artists from around the world.
I knew that would get your attention! And no, I don’t paint in the nude, but this week I am featuring paintings I did of nude models in 2012. For these two paintings, I couldn’t find a friend willing to pose for me, so I had to use myself as the model (painting from a photograph). I set up the camera on a tripod, pushed the 10-second delay button and leapt onto the bed striving to strike a tasteful pose before the shutter button went off. It took me about 30 tries and it was a serious aerobic workout. I chose to mask my face in a pillow to create a more “any woman” feel and to draw the focus on the body. Now when I look at these paintings, I’m still happy with them. However, I do wonder why I didn’t think to make my ass smaller!
These two paintings will hang in The Gallery at the Watershed‘s upcoming “Elegant Nude” exhibition in Eugene Oregon from September 23 through November 1, 2014. Below are these two paintings.
“Morning Sun”, 11″ x 14″, oil on canvas, $350
“Last Rays of the Day”, 11″ x 14″, oil on canvas, $350
One of my favorite things is attending art openings, especially if I’m one of the exhibiting artists. Add a little champagne to the mix, and the evening is perfect. Unfortunately, I was out-of-town for this opening so no champagne for me :(. However, an artist friend of mine, Marjorie Van Cura, also had work in the show. She snapped some photos of the event to share with me. “Circle Invasion”, the long blue painting happily sold two days before the opening. That’s worth toasting with champagne! The exhibition continues through August 31 so drop by Madelyn Jordon Fine Art Gallery at 37 Popham Rd, Scarsdale, New York (open Tuesday-Saturday) to view some interesting contemporary art at excellent prices.
I recently delivered a painting to the Madelyn Jordon Fine Art Gallery for inclusion in their “Summer Remix” group exhibition that opened last week. As luck would have it, I ran into a friend who wanted to buy it two days before the opening. They displayed the painting at the opening anyway but with the coveted red dot on the information label. For those who don’t know, when a painting sells in a gallery/exhibition, the curator/sales staff will paste a little red dot on the painting’s information label to show that it has already been sold. I LOVE when I see the red dot on a painting of mine as it means that it has found a good home.
Luckily, the gallery owner ask me to bring up a different painting to exchange out with the sold painting. I’ve got my fingers crossed for another red dot! The new painting depicts a magically mist that mysteriously dissipates to show a colorful bower just waiting to be explored.
“Vines Revealed”, Mixed Media, 32″ x 32″, $1800
If you are anywhere near Scarsdale, New York this summer, I have a treat for you. The Madelyn Jordon Fine Art Gallery is taking this summer as an opportunity to showcase fresh ideas from their gallery artists and introduce you to fresh new artists. The “fresh new artists” is where I come in. You can see my painting “Circle Invasion” in the show plus some great work by my studio neighbor Marjorie Van Cura, also well as others.
July 10 – August 30, 2014
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art
37 Popham Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Includes art by:
Antonio Carreno, Diane Cherr, Joellyn Duesberry, Kathy Ferguson, Stanford Kay,
Anne De Villemejane, Ken Elliott, DJ Leon, Marjorie Van Cura, Joyce Weinstein
I’m participating in a group show at the CitiGroup Building in Long Island City for the next six weeks. Along with other LIC Artist Members, my work is showcased in the Atrium adjacent to Hall Galleries. Stop by for a look and lunch (they have a great food court). The artists’ reception is this Thursday, May 15 from 5-7 pm. Exhibition details below:
CITIGROUP BUILDING, SHOWCASES: SELECTED SMALL WORKS BY LICARTISTS MEMBERS
1 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101
6 showcases, the Main Floor Hall Gallery
May 12 – June 30, 2014
Hours Open: 7am -7pm , M-F
Swirl Across, Mixed Media on canvas, 16″ x 12″, $250
Here’s a peek at the five large paintings I have hanging at the TriCounty Artist of Long Island‘s current exhibition at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York. “The Visual Language of Contemporary Art” exhibition hangs in the Wisser Memorial Library where it held an artists’ reception this past Sunday .
I enjoyed attending the show and getting to talk to all the great folks who showed up to view my paintings and the artwork of five other talent artists. The show runs through May 10, so stop by if you’re in the area. I love this “artsy” photo I shot of me with my paintings using the mirrors across the room (even if it does make me look wider than I am tall =).