Friday, January 29, 2010

"Walking in China Town"

During my recent trip to San Francisco I stayed at the Hilton in the finacial district. China Town is right out the front door, so I enjoyed walking around exploring and taking photographs. I had several opportunities at different times of day. I must have captured over one hundred digital images. I really like some of them and I'll have a lot of fun going through them and altering/manipulating them.

This is my first piece, as yet untitled. I find something interesting in this composition. I'm thinking this may turn into a series, maybe a show "Walking in China Town".

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Friday, January 22, 2010

"Questa" $500.00 SOLD

"Questa" This mixed media abstraction is a painting from the late 90's. It will be auctioned off to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in April. This painting is one of four that Deb and I have (two each) that will be published in this year's Guide to Art in Central New York.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Markings of Time and Place - Edgewood Gallery

The best little gallery in Syracuse. No, I said in Syracuse. Abbott's is the best little gallery just outside Syracuse. The Edgewood Gallery is, as my late friend and mentor George Welch explained, an intimate space.

Intimate perhaps, but Cheryl and Doug have a long history of presenting the best artists in the Central New York area. Tonight was the opening reception for their current show, "Markings of Time and Space". Deb and I popped in quick, but the place was packed so we didn't stay long.

As I have stated here before, I am not an art critic. I'll leave that to others, or better yet, stop by the show yourself and you decide what you like.

This exhibition features three popular artists currently working in the Syracuse area. Amy Bartell, Paul Molesky and Dan Bacich.

Amy Bartell is showing acrylic mixed media paintings examining the topography of time and ever changing horizon.

Paul Molesky - Sculptural and functional stonewear ceramics finished with clay slip and shino glazes.

Dan Bacich - Mixed media box assemblages combining fragments that invoke a narrative.

I enjoyed the show. I think you will too. Markings of Time and Space runs through Febrary 19. Edgewood Gallery is located at 216 Tecumseh Rd in Syracuse. They are open Tuesday - Friday 9:30 - 6:00 and Saturday 10:00 - 2:00. For more information call 315-445-8111.

* Deb and I will be showing at the Edgewood Gallery in June. I will post more on this as we draw nearer.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Abiquiu - KV Abbott SOLD

This mixed media abstraction measures 18.75" X 18.75" (framed) in an off white shadow/float mat and set in a deep contemporary gold frame. The art appears to float in the mat.

This painting is available at $300.00.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Edge of Art

The Edge of Art: New York State Artist Series

January 30 - April 4, 2010

For the past 34 years, the Everson has featured Central New York Artists in the Everson Biennial, a juried exhibition traditionally featuring about fifty artists in one group show. This year, the Everson proudly introduces The Edge of Art, a series of contemporary art exhibitions showcasing the work of various artists living in New York State, particularly in the Central New York Region. The new format presents small-scale focused exhibitions and site-specific installations of new work.

The exhibitions will take place in the Robineau Gallery on the main level of the Everson. The collaborative pieces and site-specific installations will be presented in auxiliary galleries spaces throughout the Museum, including the Rosamond Gifford Sculpture Court and the Mather Court, both located on the lower level.

As part of the series beginning this January, Wishing Tree by Tash Taskale will be on view on the exterior podium of the Museum by the main entrance. Additionally, artist Jen Pepper will be creating a site-specific installation titled that which can not be held, based on Tautologos, a solo exhibition she first had in 2008. These works explore narrative language and culture though creatively using unexpected materials and space.