Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Drawings as Sculptures?

I was cleaning up and rearranging my studio a couple of weeks ago, and I pulled out these large, rolled up works on paper.  I was thinking they were good fodder to cut up and rework.  But now I'm wondering about the roll as a display strategy itself.  Can a drawing be a sculpture?


Maybe I'm thinking a little bit of this Polly Apfelbaum work from 2000, Bones:

Polly Apfelbaum, Bones, 2000, image from D'Amelio Gallery website


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

End of summer produce

Some quick studio shots of mixed media works on paper I made in my summer studio:

I keep returning to this rhombus or trapezoid shape; it's been a fixture for two or three years now.  To me it signifies a tent.  Other people see coffins or diamonds.

Another thing I made this summer:

This installation is at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda, MD.  It's my representative piece for the 2013 Trawick Contemporary Art Prize.  Prizes announced this coming Friday, September 6.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer Studio

So, my summer residency dream did not come to fruition.  But I realized, hey, I can make my own change of scene.  So I set up a temporary summer studio upstairs, on our enclosed sleeping porch.  I still have to make my own breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but at least I only have to share a shower with one other person and two small parrots.  Not a bad trade off.

Hey, it's even got windows!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Studio Pictures

Sometimes when I don't have any ideas, I give myself assignments.  Usually, those assignments are to paint from life whatever is around me.  For the last few weeks I've been using watercolor, inspired by the watercolor class I taught last semester at GWU.

Small watercolors of studio scenes, a new series from the last few weeks.

Studio watercolors detail.  On the right a work table is pictured.  A painting of a stack of paintings is on the left.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hello again!

Hello blog, sorry to leave you dangling for all of 2012.  Here's to doing better in 2013.

Last year, these things happened:

Finished up my residency at Montgomery College.

 Was invited to be in a two-person installation show with John Watson at Carroll Square Gallery, organized by Shira Kraft of Hempfill Fine Art, during the summer.

 Basement studio remodel!  Ripped out all the drywall, added lots of lights.  Most of my summer was spent on this massive project.  So worth it.


 A solo show at Flashpoint, combining installation & painting, to close out the year.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

MC Studio: What's Up Now

The state of things right this minute in my studio. Big things, small things, watercolor, screen prints, black gesso.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Year, New Digs

I'll be serving as the artist-in-residence in the Cafritz Center at the Takoma Park, MD, campus of Montgomery College during spring 2012. Check out this beautiful studio I'll be working in:

I've also got a painting up in the George Washington University Faculty Show, in the Classroom 102 gallery. The show will be up for a couple of weeks as we settle into the new semester.