Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January Memories 3

Funny thing about "11-18-2011" was since it was so big I couldn't get it to NYC for the exhibition at Sideshow. Funny how life works out. Wasn't very long before I tried to send that off, I got an opportunity to exhibit with one of the best painters in Ohio at Marcia Evans Gallery. Marc Ross. Marc called up and said Hey you wanna be in a show with me at Marcia's. I said SURE. Typical of a pending exhibition I wasn't too worried about what I was going to exhibit as I knew I had plenty of great work for her space. But once 11-18-2011 didn't make it to NYC, I felt it was a great addition to my next show.

Here are the photos from that opening. I had a particular painting, "05-02-2011" that I knew I wanted to exhibit since I truly felt it was my most subtle painting I had made. For years I had been working on using glazing as my pouring, transparency was the name of my pouring-ism at the time. I had always loved transparent colors for my pourings but that didn't always come out the way I had desired. When I learnt about Dale Chihuly and his glass work, I immediately knew I had more work to do with the transparency of my colors on a canvas. 05-02-2011 I still feel is the pinnacle of my transparency in painting. The entire work barely has any pigment to it at all, except a very thin grey pouring over the texture. Even the canvas was coated only in acrylic medium. Well, once that painting had been hung, I began working the lighting to see what I could do with it. I grabbed for the light and in one swoop of the light, I had lit it as perfectly as I could. It immediately began to glow and I knew I had made the right choice in this painting.

Once it was lit. I HAD to grab a photo.

In the studio/bedroom as it was drying.

As the show was being hung.

From out front.

Marc Ross, Marcia Evans and I.


Thursday, January 16, 2020

January Memories 2

The thing is that particular painting was NOT my first choice. This one was...

The problem that happened was it was too big to send out. I had it boxed up and taped, address on it and everything. Then I tried putting it in our car to take it to the USPS. Not gonna work, car was too small. I can fit a 48" X 36" painting in the car, but it can only be that size. Since this was with a box, that wasn't going to happen. Thankfully my neighbor was around and he helped bring the painting to the Post Office. Funny thing is he works for the PO but couldn't tell me what the ladies at the store were going to say. It turned out it was too big to go through their standard shipping routes. So deflated as I was, I was about to get more deflated, since our neighbor had left when the box was at the store. We still had to figure a way to get it home. What I did was I sat in the back seat with the painting hanging out the back and me using all my pressure to keep the painting INSIDE the car on the trip back home. We live not that far away from the USPS store. Maybe 3/4 Mile maybe.

Once the painting was back home. I began looking for it's replacement. I found the painting I did send, we packed it up, much easier than before. And this time it did fit in the car. A few days later it was at SIDESHOW GALLERY, and I was officially an artist that was about to exhibit in New York City for the first time.


January Memories 1

I didn't realize until just minutes ago that a number of my exhibitions have all been in January. From my first NYC exhibition that I was in to the next year when I was in my first small group exhibition in Chelsea. Just spending a moment to remember the wonderful opportunities that have come around the beginning of the new year.

My first NYC exhibition was 2013 in Williamsburg Brooklyn at Sideshow Gallery, Owner Richard Timperio got known for holding the biggest and most democratic exhibition on the planet. It ran until the year he passed away, when most of the work was done by all the wonderful helpers that Rich always was blessed to have around him. I cannot take away from Rich's eye for hanging exhibitions. The guy could have given classes on it. But how do you teach something that is so ingrained within you?

The first show I was in there was called SIDESHOW NATION. There were around 500 artists from around the world in this show. Mostly I think everyone was from the NY area, along with a number of us who sent in work. I sent this painting in...

It was also one of the paintings I took to visit Joseph Marioni, he liked it and put it on his wall. I was very happy. 

Here it is hanging UP in Sideshow Gallery, photo taken by Peter Reginato. I was filming that night because Loren Munk couldn't be there himself. I didn't film the show the way he would have, but I did a pretty good job.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020


Journey from white painting to white painting. Funny how at the beginning of 2019 I was making this one and now a year later I am working on a larger white painting. That one is 72 X 52 IN which is a favorite size of mine. I have always found the 60IN wide to be just too much for that typical size. I found the 52" size has more in common with my favorite size chassis of 48 X 36IN. Which in turn makes the painting a bit more tall and just looks better to my eye.

This painting in particular has garnered many wonderful compliments. It was by far one of the most viewed in my recent Solo Exhibition in Dayton curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones at his and Heather Jones' DIVISIBLE Gallery. It is a continuation of the large Blue painting that was in my first Solo Exhibition in NYC at 60 Greene St (REGINATO STUDIO). Using thicker ropes and later combining them with the acrylic yarn which brings new levels of texture into my work. You can see it in the details. Click on the image to see it larger. Or save as... to see the even larger version of the digital file.

48 X 36 IN
Acrylic on Acrylic Yarn and Poly Rope on Painted Wood Chassis 
Available now at Saatchi Art

Monday, January 6, 2020


Welcome back to the site. It's been a while since I last really updated the page. So I wanted to begin by sharing one of my favorites from 2019.

48 X 36 IN
Acrylic on Acrylic Yarn and Poly Rope on Painted Wood Chassis.
Buy it now on Saatchi Art.

Enjoy the viewing. Hopefully you'll be able to see it in person this year.


Have a tremendous and prosperous 2020!

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Mini Testers First Documentation Video.

I have been working on these Mini-Testers for a couple years now along with the larger Testers. They have been a wonderful addition to my oeuvre. So many wonderful emotions come from each step in the making of one of these. From the desire to create the chassis, to the wrap, to the final painting. It's all filled with such positivity and I hope that you can see that in the Artworks.

Each of these is 6 X 4 X 1.5 INCHES

I'm coming to a point where I'm about to make the second part of this documentation of Artworks.

More is always coming.

Thanks for viewing.

Friday, December 27, 2019

60 Greene Street (fin)

Saturday June 30th 2018, the last day of my exhibition "60 Greene Street". I should have shared this days ago when I finished it but I got caught up on sharing it everywhere else I could, but here. I think I will eventually make a edit of this where I will personally talk about each artwork in the show.

Thanks for viewing.


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Thanks for the 2019 Grant!!!