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Friday, August 19, 2011

Please join us for the opening reception of ISIS, a solo exhibition of new work Bryant Street Gallery! 

October 6, 6-8 p.m.

This is the inaugural exhibition at the brand new gallery space inside the 49 Geary Building in San Francisco.

Everyone is welcome, so we hope to see you there!!

Lotus [Nelumbo Nucifera]:  48" x 48" ink, oil, oil crayon, & charcoal on canvas, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Oops. (Invisible Spectrum)

I have returned to Austin after a wonderful weekend in Atlanta for the opening reception for Visible Spectrum @ Pryor Fine Art, and it was lovely!  I must say the gallery space is fantastic (and huge!), and the staff there could not be any nicer and hard working.  It was great being with friends old and new, meeting some of the other gallery artists, and eating more than my fair share of good food.  This is the part where I post all the photos from the opening.  Except I forgot my camera.  If there is a memorable occasion, it is a fact that I will forget the damn camera.  Every time.  My mom is not happy with me right now.  Sorry, Mom!  Instead here is a link to the paintings from the exhibition:  well, it's better than nothing?!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Deer Regina

Introducing....Regina Grand.

Mixed media artist (and deer friend) Marcus Kenney created this superb sculpture for me.  (S)he is the newest addition to my art collection, and I am sooooo excited to have her!

When you walk in the front door of my house (and you should), the first thing you will see is Regina greeting you from halfway up the stairwell landing.  (S)he is not a big talker, but honestly, who needs words with a presence like this?  

One of my favorite features is the delicate, feminine leaf imagery on her snout. (Do deer have snouts or is that just dogs?  Well, let's just agree to call it a snout, ok?  Ok.)  I love how the presence of male and female energy in Regina is not combined or diluted--in other words, it does not have an androgynous feel to it.  Instead the male and female energy seem to coexist in this piece.  I also love the tribal elements that speak to me of ritual, intention, and a dash of mythology.  

But most importantly I just like her.  (S)he is strong, quiet, peaceful, and beautiful.  (S)he is awesome.

Thank you, Marcus, for making this beautiful girl.  Boy.  Beast.  (S)he is lovely.

P.S.  The actual title is Libertingua.  I named her Regina Grand because I feel like she is kind of alive. Well, (s)he was at one point.  Anyway, I thought (s)he deserved a proper name.  

Marcus Kenney:  Libertingua:  48" x 30" x 30" mixed media, 2011

Marcus Kenney:  Libertingua:  48" x 30" x 30" mixed media, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Bonjour, Louisiane!!

Bonjour, Louisiane!!

These pieces are en route to Baton Rouge today via the fabulous, the one and only Amy Coe of Ann Connelly Fine Art.

P.S.  I would love to have a few of your hot, humid days and heavy summer rainstorms right now.  I miss, you, Louisiana, and can't wait to see your warm, damp, delicious face in November!



Bloom XXXI: 60" x 36", ink, oil, oil crayon, & charcoal on canvas, 2011

Bloom XXXII: 60" x 36", ink, oil, oil crayon, & charcoal on canvas, 2011

Sea Change XXXIII: 60" x 48", ink, oil, oil crayon, & charcoal on canvas, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

La Mer @ Laura Rathe Fine Art [Houston]

Arriving soon @ Laura Rathe Fine Art...

La Mer: 72" x 96" ink, oil, oil crayon, & charcoal on Belgian linen, 2011