Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Shows: "The Right Angle" and "Pain"

"The Right Angle"

I'm pleased to be invited to return to Art Share L.A. for an exhibition next month. I'll have about a half-dozen geometric prints on metal in a small group show entitled, "The Right Angle," February 11th through 28th. The opening reception will be Saturday, February 14th, from 7 - 10 p.m. The show is devoted to work with clean lines, so my new digital prints fit the bill perfectly. Here are recent digital drawings from two new series, "Structures" and "Messages" (in addition to the "Geometrix" and "Improv" series, both still in progress):

Structure 101

Messages 101


Ted Meyer is in Maine at the University of New England to talk to the School of Social Work’s Applied Arts and Social Justice students on Thursday, the 22nd, in an open-to-the-public artist's reception and presentation of his show of monoprints of human scars from his current work, “Scarred for Life.” The monoprints are powerful and sometimes disturbing images; participating subjects include wounded veterans.

He is also showing postcards from all over the world that depict many creative perspectives on pain. My postcard, "What Not to Say to a Person in Pain" (below) is included in the group. The postcards were on display at UCLA's LRC Gallery, David Geffen School of Medicine, in the show Ted curated last summer, then they traveled to the University of New England for a show there. More about Ted's presentation here; visit his website here.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Art Share L.A. Show Will Feature My Digital Art

I'm pleased to have been notified by Art Share L.A. that I'm one of seventy artists whose work will be featured in their gallery shows during 2015. The dates have not yet been determined, but my digital art printed on metal is the work that was selected. Art Share L.A. is a wonderful exhibition space in downtown Los Angeles. I had work there in the "Cut/Paste" show this past September.

I'm still enjoying making the digital drawings. It's a very meditative process and I love the colorful results. But I'm just about ready to go back to paper and pencil, too, for some subtler work.

Here are samples of my latest digital drawings. You can see more at my Fine Art America print gallery, where I'll be adding and retiring drawings periodically. The current print sizes are limited, but larger prints are available by request on paper, canvas, and metal. If you're not familiar with prints on metal, here's what you'll receive: the image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 1/16" thick aluminum. The aluminum sheet is offset from the wall by a 3/4" thick wooden frame which is attached to the back. The wooden frame includes a hanging wire for easy mounting on your wall, just as you'd hang work on canvas. Prints on metal are very glossy and the colors are vibrant. I particularly like them for the digital art because they seem appropriately high-tech, but they don't work in every environment. The prints on paper and canvas are also beautiful in their own right!

Geometrix 156

Geometrix 159

Structure 101