Friday, December 30, 2022
Monday, November 14, 2022
In August of this year, I was asked by Robert C. Morgan to write an essay for his catalog to his upcoming exhibition at Sean Scully's studio in NYC during the September through November months of 2022 (STILL THERE! GO SEE IT!). I was honored to be given this opportunity as Robert to me is one of the greatest Art writers out there today, along with being a great Painter, as the exhibition showed. Since he asked me to write about him, I felt it only respectable to ask him if I could publish the essay here, along with the rest of his catalog. The only thing missing is the essay from Richard Vine, unfortunately that one isn't able to be shared here. It's too bad because Richard, apart from being a great writer as well, is also a lifelong friend of Robert's, so they have a lot of history.
Have a wonderful day! And Thank You to Robert C. Morgan for your wonderful blessing. Thank You to Soojung Hyun for your wonderful book, and Thank You Sean Scully and Liliane Tomasko for your Foundation in giving worthwhile Artists a chance they could get nowhere else.
Monday, October 31, 2022
Not really back in NYC. But I had been in September. Got a really great opportunity to visit and to be a part of a great man's exhibition. I hadn't really given it much thought as to my coming back to NYC after 2019, but then a good friend and colleague asked me to write an essay for his catalog he was getting ready to publish during his exhibition at Sean Scully's studio in Chelsea. Robert C. Morgan. I'll post another one specifically about this opportunity and how it blossomed into this wonderful trip. But for now I wanted to share with you a few specific exhibitions I decided to film while there. The first is Lucy Bull who had an exhibition at Kordansky Gallery, which was my first time being in his gallery, obviously I haven't been to any LA galleries so it was cool that he had got a space in NYC and made this exhibition happen. If you haven't been to his space, you should, it's very well designed. The paintings were full of life and brimming with details you could swim in. These definitely looked like paintings that gave the artist a wonderful moment while making. These paintings didn't look like anyone else's which is a big thing in my book. I'm big on Originality and these paintings definitely had that going.
Strolling around Chelsea. I always pay a special visit to Paula Cooper Gallery, since she is the reason for the season when it comes to great painters of the 60-70's. This time she was exhibiting a tremendous show of Sol LeWitt. I hadn't seen much of his sculpture like these but the way the exhibition was assembled really made for one heck of a banger of an exhibition. The sculpture made me think of icebergs floating in a sea of his shape and colored wall works. I think if you listen carefully you'll even hear one of the directors talking about it. They were so kind to move out of the way, but frankly I should have just asked him if I could record him talking about it. I only wish I could have come back a few more times to take it in. It's sad to go into a gallery of this level and not seeing many people in there also taking it in, as Sol is such a tremendous artist, growing out of his desire to be an abstract expressionist, but it never really left him, he just channeled it into his work he became known for.
Just a few blocks and I found myself around the Lisson Gallery, another gallery I hadn't been to since they opened in NYC. FINALLY after all this time, I got to take in an exhibition of one of my favorite painters, Jason Martin. A beautiful exhibition of a masterful painter sharing a group composition in paint that to me had a lot to do with musical composition along with so many other connections. Most just saw a group of paintings they said all looked alike, but they are far from that, these are a group of paintings celebrating the freedom of being a painter, a freedom of movement, liberty in the brush and a love of color and energy. These paintings are just oozing with energy flowing from his body movement. Another painter you can tell just loves to be in the moment of creation.
I hope you enjoy these exhibition videos I made. My desire is to share exhibitions I loved seeing. I try not to talk during the video, but sometimes I think I need to. I actually did for the Lucy Bull exhibition, but unfortunately the video itself had been messed up because I made the first mistake during filming, an unclean lens. Not doing that again.
Monday, June 6, 2022
28 X 5 IN
71.1 X 12.7 CM
I made this alongside a larger sized as i was enjoying the idea of making a rope painting that reminded me of an old chainsaw chain. One with dried up dirt and wood dust in it. Reminding me of walking out to my Fathers shed and seeing the landscaping tools in their well used states.