Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rockford 1st Friday Photo

Thanks to everyone who attended my First Friday showing in Rockford. I really appreciate all of the support and encouragement you shared, hope to see you at the next showing.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

1st Fridays Rockford, IL

1st Fridays in Rockford,IL will be taking place Aug. 6th from 5-9p.m. I am very proud to announce that I will be featured in Showing with Tom Littrell at his studio space located at 317 Market St. There will be many different Artist featured in this event taking place in downtown and we would love for you to experience the creativity and energy with Rockford's art scene. This will be my First Showing in my hometown since I had graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute. I am very excited to share my work with you and can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lighting at the Show

I spent a good amount of time figuring out lighting for our show. Having a show in an old warehouse does pose a few dangers when it comes to light source, electrical and old flooring. Luckily we worked around those issues and none of Tom's heavy sculpture work landed in the room below. However we did not anticipate the brick wall literally crumbling as we tried to hang our work. Always have at least 3 back up plans on how to hang things. Fortunately double sided velcro stick tape was our saving grace.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Figuring out what I was going to feature in my Senior Art Exhibition. Good Times.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Chaos on Canvas was a piece I made during a very creatively frustrating time for me earlier this year. I was having Artist Block and didn't have any ideas i felt strong enough to evolve towards working on. Believe it or not it Does happen. From this piece i can honestly say it opened the door and relieved the tension building up towards my show. Thank god Caitlyn stopped me from throwing this out in my time of artistic frustration. Little did i know then, it would lead to an evolution of my art that I worked hard for and was proud of. It just goes to show that I was lost in the stereo typical "Artists are always there worst critic" attitude. I have lived and learned since then.

Chaos on Canvas

Now I've received a lot of questions about the medium and technique that I used for the follow images. I have been using Acrylic Silkscreen, layered on wood board. I also engrave into the pieces to create a textural effect that cannot be seen by these photographic images I currently have of them. I also occasionally use colored wax based pencils for finer line detail. I love the effect of natural wood grain and do my best to have it become transparent and complementary of my work. Each piece is one of a kind. I destroy the matrix of the screen every time I produce a piece to keep things fresh and nontraditional of printmaking ideals of multiples. This might also give the illusion of a painting over print, but there is no traditional painting involved.

Study in Blue


Bliss in Blue

Study in DarkBlue and Red (sold)

Tom Smith's Sculpture Work

Special Thanks to: Patrick for letting us use such an excellent place for our first show in Kansas City.

Wood Block and Print with Glass Pieces

Figure Drawings, Monoprints, Small Sculpture on Collaborative Wall Study

Tom's Sculpture Work/ My Print Work

Special Thanks to: Tom Smith, For agreeing to collaborate with me on The Strata Show and all of the hard work put into making it happen. Anthony Madonna and Travis Bird, For helping with set up and take down of this show. My Family for the love, support, supplies and work contributing to making this night a memorable one. The Smith Family, for contributing supplies and treats that made the night a delicious one. Meredith Adams and Brad Iven, for photo documenting the night. Caitlyn Harris, for helping to keep me sane when I had my doubts this year getting ready for the show. Also thanks for the transportation and so much more! Thank you so much everyone for making this night such an Amazing one!

Tom's Sculpture Work in Space

Special Thanks To: Miguel Rivera, Laura Berman, Hugh Merril, Doug Baker, Steve Mayse, George Timock, Kathy Keller, Andrea Kahn, and the Kansas City Art Institute for the 4 years of education and support that has helped me grow as a young artist.

Art in Space

STRATA ART SHOW KCMO! if you missed it here is some amazing photos from that magical night. I have been very busy preparing for this show that took place at the Foundation Architectural Reclamation on April 16th 2010. Here is just a peek at some of the art that was on display.

Picture of me and my work at my Strata Art Show