just arrived at Graphite Galleries

Five of my newest paintings have arrived at Graphite Galleries in New Orleans. Contact the gallery if you are interested in any of these pieces. Remember to check out The Agora Borealis in Shreveport, or RO2 Art in Dallas. Happy Holidays!

“idealism helps” acrylic on wood panel, 13×13, $400

 

“love me” acrylic on wood panel, 13×13, $400

 

“not yet” acrylic on wood panel, 13×13, $400

 

“gentle words” acrylic on wood panel, 13×13, $400

 

“i took” acrylic on wood panel, 13×13, $400

Dallas and Shreveport

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. 

Check out more work at Graphite Galleries, and The Agora Borealis.

3 events, 1 night

Come out to artspace tomorrow night 5 pm – 8 pm for three events in one place!

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

upcoming exhibition

 

I have a new solo exhibition opening Thursday, August 30th. “let’s use our words” will include several new paintings on wood panel and a collection of 7.5” x 9” pieces each illuminating a different letter of the alphabet.

“hold me” acrylic on wood panel, 23×23

When: Thursday, August 30 from 5 PM – 8 PM

Where: Artspace 708 Texas St, Shreveport, LA 71101

Exhibition Dates: August 30 through October 13

More information about the event can be found here.

 

further

If you missed the first opportunity to see the installation pieces at the Meadows Museum of Art, you have another chance. Saturday, July 14 11-3pm Further will be open to the public again. Bring the kids and get mindful with Little You Yoga. Shiver Shack Shaved Ice will cool us all down until 1:30 with their delightful treats. This every age event is free and open to all.

 

he finally owned himself, acrylic on shaped wood, glass, water, vinyl, rubber, and hose, 144x492x86

 

he wanted to know her better, acrylic on shaped wood and wire, 144x492x86

 

I’ve also updated the website to include new works for this year, including most of the “sad alphabet” series. Be sure to attend my solo exhibition at Artspace in Shreveport on August 30th to see all the new work in person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

website updated!

liberation is costly / put yourself inside, acrylic on wood panel, 29×23

Good news! I’ve added 5 new pieces to the website for 2018, with more to come in the next few weeks. Also, on March 2, one of my paintings was awarded best in show at Critical Mass 6 by art critic Alicia Eler. Alicia is the author of The Selfie Generation: How Our Self-Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture. She is the visual art critic/arts reporter at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Her cultural criticism and reporting are published in the GuardianGLAMOURHarper’s Bazaar, New York MagazineCNNLA WeeklyChicago TribuneChicago Sun-TimesNew InquiryHyperallergicApertureMAXIMArt21 Magazine, and Artforum. Her work is quoted in New York TimesNew YorkerThe AtlanticLe MondePerez HiltonBuzzFeed and Gawker (RIP). Eler is cited as a selfie expert in WIRED Magazine, BBC, Washington Post and New York Magazine. You can see more of what Alicia is up to here.

Here is the piece that received the award:

aim as far as possible, gouache on paper, 12×12

 

 

laughter is a risk

My solo show “Laughter is A Risk (and other struggles we choose for ourselves)” at the Bry Art Gallery will open to the public October 9 through November 2 with a reception on October 12, 5-7pm in conjunction with ULM Art Crawl. Gallery hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8-4:30, Fri. 8-11:30.

New images have been added to my website, and below are a few of the pieces that will be in the show.

affected by errors due to physical causes / and the windows and doors were covered in this way, acrylic on wood panel, 35×29

there are things i wish i could remember fondly / it hasn’t been that long, acrylic on wood panel, 29×35

the boy’s last hope / the result is that of an impression of continuous motion, acrylic on wood panel, 23×29

as long as life lasts / a few moments of awkward silence, acrylic on wood panel, 29×23

she was alone but she preferred him away / motions which differ slightly in their timing, acrylic on wood panel, 29×23

it’s a life of almosts / it costs all that we are, acrylic on wood panel, 23×29