Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Trying different things

The other morning while Grant was at school, I set up a quick work area in the bedroom. Everything is there, my dresser drawers are filled with supplies, under the dresser there's a cutting board at the ready and under the bed there's a shelf that functions as a desk ready to be pulled out and put into service.

There's something about this experiment of not having a studio that fills my head, hands and drawers (as well as bags in my closet hanging off of hangers) with art "parts" that are ready to be assembled. I have a creative army at the ready, making formations on paper needing no enemy but glue.

Monday, January 21, 2008

A post-post

I've been post-studio, working in all sorts of places, making drawings and creating social spaces and events, for about the past 3 years, and I've been post-gallery, creating my own art world through Pocket Utopia for the a little over six months and now I've been investigating other ways of being beyond specific identification.

For Rico Gatson's upcoming show at Pocket Utopia, I've been reading about the relevance of the situational prefix “post-black." Are we all black now? If so, maybe we are all moms too. Therefore, I'm adding post-mom to the repertoire of deepening defitinion. So let us all embrace definitions beyond ourselves.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Gotta get home and blog about it!

After returning one of the last remaining packaged-up art of an Esty artist to it's handler, I ran back home to sit and blog about my new freespace! Thank goodness the little guy has a new fabulous babysitter that allows for me to hop on over to StoneFox, an amazingly cool architecture firm that has a pocket utopic art space in their offices called StoneFox Artspace! Another added bonus, is that the art part is organized by friend and fellow artist Elissa Levy (pictured above)!

It only gets better, Elissa and I not only share the same birthday but we also share similar art ideas. We have both dwelled in the land of the mandala and now we are both working with the Gray Lady and her inspirational pages as platforms, although I primarily stay on her front page, Elissa plays with the sports page. It's validating to to see how "all the news that's fit to print," winds up working for another artist, so much so, that I've decide to edition the next Pocket Utopia edition with Elissa for her upcoming shows at Nurtureart and StoneFox Artspace.

On top of all this lovefesting (and secretly I am fantasizing of constructing a building in Bushwick and having StoneFox design it), after freespacing at StoneFox I went up to Donnell Library and freespaced some more! It doesn't get much better than that for I love architect's offices and I love libraries. I love freespace!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Sublime inspiration

After going to a few openings last night and seeing Robert Rauschenberg and Merce Cunningham, sitting side by side each other in their wheelchairs, I came home and worked till after midnight in relative peace and calm.

I also saw a really interesting show of Judith Bernstein's work from the sixty's and seventy's at Mitchell Algus Gallery. All these artists are very relevant and still working, inspiring...

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Drawing on Beckett

I bought a mini-sketchbook the other day on my way out to Pocket Utopia. The sketchbook is small enough to fit in the pocket of my jacket and I can leave the book bag with all its papers, pencils and newspaper clippings at home for a while and enjoy small drawing and the fulfillment that comes with traveling light.

So last night while waiting on line to see Baryshnikov play Beckett, I pulled out a mini-ruler and lined my way through a few pages. After the play, I went home and got in bed and finished a few more pages in a post-Beckett glow.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Cover me

A mostly quiet Sunday at Pocket Utopia gave me the opportunity to catch up with drawing on the cover photos of the New York Times.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Drawing differently

Just as I am looking at space differently, I'm approaching my drawings from a different spot. Going nowhere might be going somewhere and drawing might be a social space that takes a long time to make. I started a new collage last night that I am going to spend some time with, move it around, blow it up, and work it.

The above sculpture titled "cart corral" by Matt King is made from bendable drinking straws and hot glue. A super-easy sculpture to own and display.

Additional Information
Completed in: 1999
2 x 5 x 7 inches & 0 lbs.
Near or in New York, NY / United States

Adopt it through the Fine Art Adoption Network

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

We're on the road to nowhere

About every other day I get a chance to go somewhere and work, some "freespace" somewhere beckons and I'm off. Most times this chance comes and goes because more often than not I have nowhere to go. But I've started thinking about this nowhere as an opportunity? Why not go nowhere? So yesterday, in the pouring rain, I ventured into a nonspace of a walk right to the water's edge, the clouds parted and the sun came out.

The painting above is Danielle Dimston's oil painting on linen, mounted on wood. There is a basic frame around it.
Completed in: 2005
20 x 16 inches

This piece is available for adoption through the Fine Art Adoption Network