...and we're back in the spring (semester) swing! Excited to be teaching 2D Design in addition to my Drawing classes this semester.
Been in a couple of amazing shows lately, like the ever fabulous Lore Degenstein Gallery Seventh Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition, the Rosalux Open Door 11 show up in Minneapolis, Mist Gallery's December Exhibition, the South Bend Museum of Art's Faculty/Student show, and finally Armstrong University's 5th Annual National 2D show. Been making friends with my local FedEx fellas.
Equally exciting is the fact that I've started a NEW SERIES. I don't want to say too much yet, as it's still baby-new, but I've included a teaser image for the series. The series focuses on the hidden 'fern' - here understood to be any (probably fake) potted plant. The actual type of plant is of the utmost inconsequence. These ferns sit in retail or showroom spaces, like bland intruders - something to be looked through, not at. They exist to not exist, like parsley on a plate, but they're ubiquitous to the shopping / browsing experience. Ferns are tangible Musak (or better yet, the Seeburg 1000) of your retail experience. And who ever thought I'd want to paint plants??
I'm a figurative painter focusing on louder-than-life store fronts and mid-century street views, re-imagined with surrealistic inhabitants.