A new batch of work is now on view in New Orleans. All twenty-nine paintings in the “un” series were seen on Saturday at Graphite Gallery for the first time. The opening was a great success, with several selling the opening night. The series started with the image “unsober,” and it’s been fun playing around with grammatically incorrect uses of “un” while adding some new imagery to my existing visual lexicon. If you want to see more of the work, you can request a digital catalog from Graphite Gallery or visit my website.
I hope all of you are safe and healthy. If you’re in a similar situation as me, you’ve been spending a lot more time inside. All of this time inside has increased my appreciation for the artwork my wife and I have collected over the years. Each one of these objects has eased the anxiety of social distancing, and given my brain other places to visit and wander while we wait for the curve to flatten. I feel fortunate to have built a collection with a wife that loves art more than I do, a daughter that loves to make art, and friends involved in all sorts of creative avenues.
While sequestered, I’ve been able to finish one large painting and prepare substrates for several more. Here is the most recently completed work:
“(stares unnecessarily at the sky) yes, yes”, acrylic on wood panel, 45×35
If you’re looking to add more art to your shelter, I suggest visiting Graphite Galleries, Ann Connelly Fine Art, The Agora Borealis, and RO2 Art. Add them to your Instagram feed. Each gallery is posting updates from their artists’ studios, tours of their galleries, and many other lovely things to look at. Several new pieces of mine arrived at Graphite and Ann Connelly just before social distancing and sheltering began, and I’m sure they would be happy to show you what they have on hand. Ann Connelly even put together this really great digital catalog of my work:
Ten paintings just arrived!
These five just landed at Graphite Galleries in New Orleans:
And these five pieces just arrived at Ann Connelly Fine Art, in Baton Rouge:
If you have any questions about these pieces, you can contact Graphite Galleries or Ann Connelly Fine Art. Happy Holidays!
I’m pleased to inform you that two interviews about my work come out in October!
Lauren Heffker has written a wonderful article about my work for Country Roads Magazine. Lauren was a pleasure to talk to, and the article is very well written and quite complimentary. You can read the article at the link above if you aren’t in their area of distribution. They even chose one of my paintings for the cover!
I also get to be on t.v.! I will be included in a segment of LPB Art Rocks! hosted by Country Roads publisher James Fox-Smith. Dorothy Kendrick and Rex Fortenberry were great to work with for the filming. The episode will air Friday, October 4th at 8:30pm, and Saturday, October 5th at 5:30 across the LPB network.
I just finished delivering several new paintings to Graphite Galleries in New Orleans, and RO2 Art in Dallas! Both galleries have special events on August 10th, so if you’re around either city you should drop in and check them out. Below is a small selection of the works delivered to each gallery and information about the events:
New Orleans: Dirty Linen Night
Dallas: Chaos 7!
It’s always a good time to visit the Masur Museum if you can, and until August 17 you’ll have the opportunity to see their exhibition Our Story: Over 50 Years of Collecting. It’s an exhibition of highlights from their permanent collection, including my piece “a man who invents himself needs someone to believe in him.”
It is a privilege for my piece to be included in an exhibition with works from artists such as Ida Kohlmeyer, George Rodrigue, Salvador Dali, Robert Motherwell, Lynda Benglis, and many more. Thank you to the Masur Museum staff for a lovely reception and exhibition. Thank you, Curator Lindsay Kearney for including my work in the show.
The Holidays are upon us, and we are all in the gift-giving mood. I’ve had several people contact me regarding artwork that they have seen on Instagram, Facebook, my website, or at exhibitions throughout the year. Whether you are looking to buy something for someone special, or something special for yourself, you can contact me or any one of the galleries below, and we can help you find what you’re looking for:
Open now! RO2 Art is exhibiting nine of my paintings in Dallas at the Magnolia. “As Is Was” will be up September 19 – October 17. Click here for more info.
Meanwhile in Shreveport: “let’s use our words” is open and available to visit at Artspace in Shreveport, Tuesday – Friday 10:00AM – 5:00PM : Saturday 12:00PM – 5:00PM. Click here for more info.
Come out to artspace tomorrow night 5 pm – 8 pm for three events in one place!
let’s use our words – The Art of Joshua Chambers
“let’s use our words” exhibition by Critical MASS 6 Visual Best of Show Artist Joshua Chambers in MainSpace @artspace. This exhibition from the top visual artist chosen from hundreds across ten Northwest Louisiana parishes will include large-scale paintings on panels and a collection of 7.5” x 9” pieces each illuminating a different letter of our popular and familiar ABCs.
Don’t Look Away – The Poetry of Katie Bickham
“Don’t Look Away” exhibition by Critical MASS 6 Literary Best of Show Artist Katie Bickham on the Mezzanine at artspace. This exhibition will feature five never-before-seen poems by Bickham displayed alongside illustrated representations commissioned by Bickham from Northwest Louisiana Artists Jazmin Jernigan, Kelly McDade, Lilly Thompson, Susan Abney and Paige Powell.
Collector’s Eye Exhibition
This exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the collectible art of several who collect from locals across Northwest Louisiana. A few of the artists to be featured include Christine Bailey, Mark Burt, Marilyn Couch, Bertha Harris, Ron Smith, and Mike Torma. The work being shown exemplifies the high caliber of Art being produced across this 10-Parish region and available to anyone interested in becoming a collector.