Sunday, August 19, 2012


I just wanted to update you on THREE of the exciting things I will be a part of in the next few months:

On view September 28 - November 11, 2012 
Opening Reception: September 28, 5-10 pm
"MICA's inaugural M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice class invites you to join them in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Station North Arts & Entertainment District by presenting Invited, a two-part exhibition. The exhibition series will feature site-specific artworks in 10 area businesses as well as a party-themed gallery show in MICA's newly renovated Graduate Studio Center Riggs Gallery. The work by MICA's M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice program highlights the College's active role in community revitalization, ensuring that all businesses and residents in nearby Station North-one of the nation's first state-endorsed Arts & Entertainment Districts-embrace and are engaged with the unique artistic nature of the district. Invited is presented by the 10 inaugural candidates in MICA's M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice program, under the guidance of faculty members Jeffry Cudlin and Gerald Ross, who also serves as the College's director of exhibitions."

(I'm one of the 10 site-specific artworks.)

HOUSE SHOW (group exhibition)
On view September 21 - October 26, 2012 at Urbanite@Case[werks] gallery / for D Center Baltimore
1501 Saint Paul Street, Suite 116
Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 6-8 pm
"HOUSE SHOW will examine how these structures serve as narratives, recording and telling our personal stories and the stories of streets, neighborhoods, and entire cities. What are the stories contained in rowhouse walls? What are the personal, political, and social implications of how these buildings were and are created, used, and left vacant or torn down? How do rowhouses reveal how we live, and how we used to live?"

(I'm presenting/facilitating a participatory art piece, a narrative about Domestic Violence that will grow with the exhibition, and within the gallery space.)

3 Tributaries (solo show)
On view October 5 - November 3, 2012 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Closing Reception: November 3, 2012
Additionally, I will hold a free printmaking workshop on November 3, 3-5:30 pm in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness month. This process is the same one used for the series, 3 Tributaries. "One of the most important resources for people experiencing domestic violence is a safe space, emotionally, spiritually and physically. Explore your own thoughts and experiences with ‘safe spaces’ in the form of a collograph printmaking workshop. This hands-on workshop will detail creating a printmaking plate as well as a simple hand printing process that can be easily duplicated at home.”

(And currently, this piece, 'Home', is up for silent auction at the art center. All proceeds benefit the Blue Mountain Lake community.)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My Snarky Art Friend

Recently I learned of art critic Robert Hughes' passing. What a terrible loss for the art world! All of his series', The Shock of the New, American Visions, Visions in Space, are some of my all-time favorite videos on art, many of which have been posted on this blog. I am really sad that I will not get any more quality, critical reviews from Robert Hughes. What a spit fire! Here is the absolute best clip of him, in some of his best work, The Mona Lisa Curse...

Rest in Peace, Robert. Hopefully, for your sake, heaven doesn't allow the art of Damien Hirst.