Friday, May 29, 2009

Flash(way)back Fridays

"Olga's World"
4.5' x 12'
'Olga' developed as this sort of self-deprecated alter-ego during my junior year at Herron School of Art, and she pretty much propelled my first group of large scale paintings. One professor described her as a Middle Ages scrub woman. Oh, and I also was into Alex Katz, and who can resist an opportunity to riff on Wyatt?
Correction: Wyeth.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Still Molesting 'Finished' Work

47" x 57"
This painting from 2007 seemed too unresolved, so I gave her another go, and actually maintained the genreal gist of the piece. I'm conflicted about the blue foreground and upper framing elements. I can't quite decide if these are integral to something I am doing, or if they're fulfilling an artistic identity goal/role. Or maybe my pondering such motivations is puritanical, and I should just get on with the next piece (another rework). I'm letting this one set up and dry.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Flashback Fridays

House of Zod

Land of Poetry and Harmless Snakes

Wading Pond

Victorian Grey


Some work from the 1990s. All smallish - 12"-24". Most of my artistic output, from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, has been rooted in metaphysical/metaphorical imagery, and I do plan on continuing with this, along with my explorations in formal abstraction.


The color and general representation was so far off in my previous post of this piece, I had to repost.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

EDE painting

Retrodites, 10" x 10"

Another EDE (Evolutionary Dead Ends) painting, for another auction, this one a benefit my alma mater, Herron School of Art and Design.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bastardized Whore Princess (The Make-over)

Estro-Genie, or
Bastardized Whore Princess, once referred to as:
ID 5
60" x 51"

I began my re-working of this painting a couple months ago, flipped her upright, and boobified the imagery. Done.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Carolyn Springer

Red violet Roses with Lambs ears, 23 3/4 x 48 in.
encaustic, sea salt, and gold leaf on plaster and wood panel

French Mauve Still Life, 38 x 48 in.
encaustic, sea salt, and gold leaf on plaster and wood panel
Flowers for Antoinette, 16 x 16 in.
encaustic, bees wax, sea salt, on plaster, canvas, and wood panel

Flowers of Anais, 42 x 42 in.

encaustic, silver leaf, plaster, on canvas and wood panel

A new favorite local artist! View more of Carolyn Springer's work here. She is currently a faculty member at University of Indianapolis and at Herron School of Art & Design.
I happened upon some of her paintings in person, at the Harrison Center. As you can imagine from the materials listed, these works have an amazing physical presentation. I love the combo of such lavishly rough handling with the naive rendition style. In person these have some very intense optical spatial characteristics; the table planes cut your face in two. You gotta love that.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Film tonight at Earthhouse

thomas pynchon - a journey into the mind of [p.]
a film by Fosco and Donatello Dubini

Thursday May 7
237 N. East Street

(go in to the church...)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Affordable Party House in Frankfort, IN

Great opportunity for Owner/Occupant who wants an In-Ground/Indoor swimming pool. Unique Floorplan providing access to pool from several areas, including MBR which has Fireplace.
1537 Sq. Ft.
Lot acreage .65
MLS Number 2904045
This is someone's dream home. It's quite possible the low price does not mean poor condition, but rather high weirdness factor. Anyone up for an Indiana time-share?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Town Hall Meeting

At Midland Arts and Antiques, 907 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, through June 13, 2009.