Saturday, April 8, 2017

Seattle Showing with Friends

A few months ago, I got a call from my private dealer. They told me they were working with a gallery in Seattle about doing an exhibition. I said heck yeah and now it's on. Frederick Holmes Gallery in Seattle Washington is where it's at! The opening was last Thursday and the exhibition runs through the month of April 2017. The exhibition includes 3 of my paintings along with works by Darryl Hughto and Susan Roth. This is my second show west of the Mississippi River. But the first show with paintings. I'm so happy and grateful for this and I just wanna show it off as much as possible. Here's some wonderful pics courtesy of my dealer.

You can also see the email press release here..

Big Thanks going out to the Frederick Holmes Gallery.

You can also check out the video made by the gallery of my paintings.

Thanks Everyone!!!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Braided Paintings #2

In thinking about these new Braided Paintings, I have begun working on a second set with a different material. Going back to the original yarn that I used on all the yarn paintings. Granted this type of yarn is a thicker yarn which you can see only on the 2016 paintings. This second painting desired a color change from the first one. I never like to work through a series of the same color choices. To me that is more like decoration of the multiple. One day I will create multiples of work like this, but that day is long into the future. Depending on the circumstances of the time, we'll see just how long that takes to get here. As I look back on the four of these I have made. I am consistently dreaming of new things to do with this series. I cannot stop being creative, the ideas flow through me like water. It is my duty to complete as many of these as I can while I can. When I had the dream of the cube. I knew I had to figure out a way to get that cube made...or more to the point, how to make it myself. I don't desire to have work fabricated for me. I know that is the way a number of Artists do, but that's not for me. Only when I truly can't accomplish it on my own will I search for those to fabricate work for me. I revel in the opportunity to fully learn how to do everything myself. I have already been thinking of how to cast these in hard materials, but not bronze as so many have already talked with me about. I personally prefer aluminum. I like it's sheen and it's weight. To see these, shiny, prickly, almost weapon-like, is to me a wonderful matter that will happen. It's just a matter of time, and matter.

Image from the top of the painting.

Image from the middle.

And from the bottom.

I appreciate your viewing. Thanks for your time.
Jeffrey Collins

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