More Bricks for your viewing pleasure. Stay tuned for more on "Brick City Project"!!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
"Brick City Project" is my vision of the beauty of Newark. As a Newark resident my goal here is to show the world and remind our citizens of the beauty that Newark has to offer. Growing up in this city i was blessed to witness its many positive wonders and every day miracles as opposed to the publicized negativity. Each brick expresses a certain perspective of Newark and places together gives a never before seen look at the city and its inner workings.
I was excited about doing my residency at Aferro because it seems appropriate as a stepping stone for my installation. During my time here i have learned so much, met so many people, gotten so many positive reviews (learned how to blog...lol), made many connections and the list goes on. The most difficult part was plain ole time management for me.....basically setting time aside to go to the gallery and work....but once i got into the swing of it the ball rolled along smoothly. One of the most important things i learned was from Evonne who told me that as an artist i needed to be spending the same amount of time "marketing myself as an artist as i do creating the art"....that made so much sense to me....(thanx Evonne).
So with the residency over now what? Good question....the painting continues....more bricks will be made and then comes the arts shows. Stayed tuned for more photos and info on the "Brick City Project"
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Damming. This is the highlight of my studio this summer. It’s a verbal alternative - an analogically appropriate one- to the procedural term “masking” in drawing and painting. I drew out the word from a review by a writer who used it to describe a particular aspect in the work of a fellow painter colleague and mentor Timothy App - an aspect I’ve also been starting to use in my own work.
Monday, August 13, 2012
their survey of the Meadowlands. It was interesting (weird, too?) to see the familiar examined by an outsider. They have put together a great interactive map and also a great print map (available at the Vince Lombardi Rest Stop) which includes the Smithson grave not far from Medieval Times in Lyndhurst. Matthew Coolidge, director of CLUI also talked about the unfinished Nancy Holt's Sky Mound which now houses that dirt mountain of solar panels near 15W. I love solar, but wish there were methane flares to look at when I drive home from the studio.