Thursday, July 26, 2012

Visual Lexicon

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This is a piece in progress called Visual Lexicon.  I started it after reading this funny, yet right on article about critics and conceptual art in Hyperallergic, (which along with Paddy Johnson's Art Fag City are my favorite art reads).

I think I might make a whole Visual Lexicon series!  I love taking some of that "special" art speak and using it in my artwork.  It's a way for me to thumb my nose at those in the art world who take themselves waaaaaay too seriously.  As to why the foreign language and what it is?  That's for the "critics" to decipher. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer Fun

My dear friend Kate came out to visit on the 1st of July and was able to stay until the 9th.  If you're interested in seeing where we went and what we did,  check out the Flickr site.  I'm back to posting on Flickr again, as the timelines have gotten so screwy in Facebook of late.  Kate and I have been friends since 1983 when we first has offices in the scary scenic Gilroy Hotel.  She worked for an assembly member and I was the news and public affairs director for KWSS radio.  We took one of those sightseeing trollys in Boston (Old Town Trolly Tours) and it was miserable.  First they lied to use when they sold us tickets (saying the trolly went to the Museum of Fine Arts, but it doesn't); then most of the drivers are yelling into their microphones, making bad jokes and giving historically inaccurate information.   They say they will give you a refund if you're not satisfied, so we'll see about that!

Enough kvetching for one post!  The really exciting news I have for you is that I now have my own little "mini-gallery" inside Constellation Gallery in Portland!  I only pulled 8 pieces out to put up there for now, as JK & I are going to Rockport tomorrow for a little anniversary trip, but here are some photos...




There are some new artists who have similar spaces now at Constellation and I will go to Facebook to post those photos.  But if you're a local, do pop by some day when I'm gallery sitting and I'll show you around!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Midsummer Madness

It's not even halfway through July and from the weather maps it looks like 90% of the country is burning up.  It's much warmer than usual up here in the Northeast as well.


But seriously, folks, the heat may be frying my brain as I've decided to beef up my writing muscles by participating in 31 Play - 31 Days.  I'll need to write at least a one-page-play every day.  What I like about this is that not all the plays need to be good - some can be bad, which takes the pressure off, which in turn frees the mind.  It would be great if I could string a few of these into a 10 min format or longer.  I'm going to post them here on the blog as well.  So expect to see some silly stuff along with serious content.