I'm pleased to announce the grand opening of the IDEA1 District in San Diego, a chic live/work/retail space for which I designed this entryway mural titled "Current." If you are in San Diego, find it in the East Village.
October has been quite a month! Multiverses opened October 8 at Flatlanders in Blissfield, MI, and and exhibition of new works on paper opened at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, PA on October 23.
Mulitverses is a series of paintings, drawings and installations created over the last three years, exploring the relationship between image, object, installation and painting. The show is on view through December 2.
The exhibition at Lock Haven provided the opportunity to experiment with installation using a series of works on paper. Banner is on view through November 17.
This spring I was selected to create a mural, packaging design, and a custom etched Stella Artois chalice for the Art of the Chalice event in Cincinnati, OH on July 13, 2017. The designs were used on the box and chalice, and printed as a large backdrop at the event; plans are still in the works for the mural.
From March 3-11, I had the honor of working with 18 Case Western Reserve University student volunteers to complete "Cavern," a 28' x 29' mural at CWRU's Tinkham Veale University Center in Cleveland, OH. The piece was commissioned for the university's Putnam Collection, and joins 50 artworks on campus. More details about the project can be found here.
Featuring the work of Karla Hackenmiller, Julie Abijanac, Susan Li O'Connor, and Natalie Lanese, and curated by Emily Sullivan Smith, Multiverse explores the language of multiples or repetition, and mixed or multiple media. Each of the artists included in the exhibition make works which visually employ shared languages of multiple, repetition and either mixing media within works or mixing media across their practice.
January 19 - February 16, 2017
Nearly 10,000 Cincinnati Enquirer readers voted for the subject of first female in the Cincinnati Legends Mural Series -- Rosemary Clooney. Please join me and ArtWorks to celebrate and dedicate Swing Around Rosie on Saturday, October 8.
1606 Pleasant St., Over-the-Rhine
(Located near Findlay Market and just off the Liberty & Elm St. streetcar station)
Saturday, October 8
1 – 2 p.m.
Light refreshments will be provided. Enjoy learning more about Rosemary Clooney and her Cincinnati legacy, live music, a photo booth and remarks from mural partners and yours truly.
I am thrilled to see my work in print among a group of excellent contemporary painters in New American Paintings' midwest competition. Issue #125, curated by Steven L. Bridges, is available now on newsstands and online.
As part of their "Legends" series, ArtWorks selected my design honoring Rosemary Clooney for their latest installment of murals in Cincinnati. During a site visit on Monday, I met the talented artists and teen apprentices who have been painting it for the past several weeks. The mural will be completed by mid-August and dedicated in October, and it is located at Pleasant Street and W. Liberty in Over-the-Rhine.
I spent two weeks at the Akron Art Museum in November 2015 installing my piece "Depthless Without You" for the NEO Geo exhibition. This short time lapse captures some of the installation process and the many assistants who helped.
November 20, 2015 - April 24, 2016
Geometric abstraction pares visual art down to pure shapes, lines and colors, yet infinite possibilities lie within those boundaries. NEO Geo features recent work by artists in the surrounding region who explore the potential of geometric abstraction.
In the 1960s and 70s, painters and sculptors in Cleveland, Oberlin and Kent created abstract works dependent upon hard-edged geometric forms. Often guided by pre-determined systems based on logic or mathematics, they were motivated by their interests in science, psychology and technology. Artists working in the region today use a combination of pre-determined systems and intuitive responses to create the underlying geometry of their work. In some cases, these structures serve as metaphors for broader themes, such as the tension between the natural and man-made or the forces and systems that affect our daily lives.
Media represented include painting, printmaking, drawing, installation, sculpture, fiber and photography. Gianna Commito (Kent), Natalie Lanese (Toledo), Janice Lessman-Moss (Kent), Michelle Murphy (Cleveland), Erik Neff (Newbury), Kristina Paabus (Oberlin), Paul O’Keeffe (Cleveland Heights) and Amy Sinbondit (Cleveland Heights) are the featured artists.
NEO Geo is organized by the Akron Art Museum and generously supported by Myrna Berzon, Dianne and Herbert Newman, the Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust and Harris Stanton Gallery.