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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!

You can find other paintings at RO2 Art in Dallas, and Agora Borealis in Shreveport.

august!

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!

visit my website, or contact Graphite or RO2 for more information.

a good time to visit

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.”

a man who invents himself needs someone to believe in him, acrylic on wood panel, 23×23, 2015

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.

Graphite Galleries, Agora Borealis, RO2 Art, Ann Connelly Fine Art.

new work and the new south

Since the last update, I’ve added three new paintings to my website.

I also have two pieces included in The New South II April 21 – June 2, 2017. The New South II explores the contemporary South through the perspectives of 39 artists living and working throughout the Southeast. From over 850 submitted artworks, 52 pieces were selected for the exhibition.

Overseeing the selection process this year are Executive Director of Atlanta Contemporary, Veronica Kessenich and Director of the Welch School of Art & Design of Georgia State University, Michael White. Veronica Kessenich, an Atlanta native, has been working in the arts for over thirteen years and was hired as Executive Director of Atlanta Contemporary in July 2015 after serving for two years as the organization’s Development Director. As Director of the Welch School of Art & Design of Georgia State University, Michael White has overseen the growth of the program to nearly 1,000 majors across ten disciplines and five different undergraduate and graduate degrees. With over 50,000 students, Georgia State is the largest university in the state.

The New South II Artists:

NICK ADAMS, LEE ARNETT, JAMAAL BARBER, BUZZ BUSBEE, DIMELZA BROCHE, JOE CAMOOSA, KARA CARTER, JOSHUA CHAMBERS, KATELYN CHAPMAN, VALENTINA CUSTER O’ROARK, ANDREW DECAEN, ELYSE DEFOOR, DIANE DAVIS, JOE DREHER, WILL ESKRIDGE, DAVID GABBARD, CANAAN GRIFFIN, ROXANE HOLLOSI, GREG HOWSER, ALEA HURST, JAIME JOHNSON, AXELLE KIEFFER, IVY KILPATRICK, DIEGO LASANSKY, JESSICA LOCKLAR, MIA MERLIN, ANDREW MUÑOZ, LYNX NGUYEN, RAOUL PACHECO, STEPHEN PAYNE, STEPHEN PHILMS, KEITH ROSEMOND, ANNA SCARBROUGH, AMBER SINGLETON, SPENCER SLOAN, FREDA SUE, CHARLIE WATTS, ALEX WILLIAMS, NIKI ZARRABI

TNSII Promo 3

KAI LIN ART is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2008 by Yu-Kai Lin and based in Atlanta’s booming West Midtown Arts District. The mission of the gallery is to cultivate creativity, connection, and conversation through art. Dedicated to promoting emerging and established artists in the Southeast and beyond, the gallery maintains an accelerated program with new exhibitions every six to eight weeks. Kai Lin Art is free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. Located at 999 Brady Avenue NW Suite 7 Atlanta Georgia 30318.

the first paintings of 2017

January is almost over, and I have three new paintings to show you.

an intimacy from which they never recovered / tell me i'm pretty, acrylic on wood panel, 29x23

an intimacy from which they never recovered / tell me i’m pretty, acrylic on wood panel, 29×23

life had hunted him for quite a while / hold me, but keep your distance, acrylic on wood panel, 60x45

life had hunted him for quite a while / hold me, but keep your distance, acrylic on wood panel, 60×45

being understood and understanding someone else / there is more hat he is more than sorry for, acrylic on wood panel, 29x23

being understood and understanding someone else / there is more that he is more than sorry for, acrylic on wood panel, 29×23

Graphite Galleries in New Orleans will host the first scheduled exhibition of my new work sometime between the end of March and the beginning of April. Keep your eyes peeled for more information as the date approaches.

Where to see my work in person:

Graphite Galleries, New Orleans

Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge

Agora Borealis, Shreveport

My studio, Bossier City 

new paintings

It’s October and both of the exhibitions my paintings were in have come to an end. The Louisiana Contemporary at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and Art Melt at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge were well attended and filled with an impressive collection of Louisiana artists.

I’ve included images of a few newly completed pieces, including a small diptych. More information will appear on my website.

Be on the lookout for upcoming exhibitions and more new pieces. You can subscribe to my blog, email list, or just bookmark my web page.

two exhibitions in August

 

Friday, July 23 thru September 3: Art Melt
Forum 35’s Art Melt is the largest multi-media, juried art exhibit in the state of Louisiana. Now in its 13th year, Art Melt strives to promote professional artists throughout the state of Louisiana while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the best of local fine art, music, and performing arts. The winners of the 2016 Art Melt will be announced at the Art Melt Preview Party on Friday, July 22, 2016. Doors open to the ticketed event at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online for $85/individual or $150/couple. Catering will be provided by Ruffino’s, with music by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. The Preview Party will also be the first opportunity for the public to view the exhibit and purchase artwork. Saturday, July 23, 2016 will be the exhibit’s official opening night and is free to the public. The gallery will open at 5 p.m. and will remain open until 9 p.m. Saturday will also feature an outdoor festival with cultural and musical performances, an arts marketplace, a children’s section and food options by local vendors. Following opening night, viewing of the gallery will be available during regular museum hours and included in the regular museum admission fee until September 3, 2016.

August 6 – September 18, 2016: Louisiana Contemporary
June 8, 2016 (New Orleans) -The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, with support of The Helis Foundation, will once again produce the exhibition, Louisiana Contemporary, opening on Whitney White Linen Night, August 6, 2016, and on display until September 18, 2016. The annual, state-wide, juried exhibition was established in 2012 to promote contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, to provide exhibition space for the work of living artists, and to engage an audience that recognizes the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.
In other news, here are three newly finished pieces:

nothing is funnier than unhappiness, acrylic on wood panel, 45x35

nothing is funnier than unhappiness, acrylic on wood panel, 45×35

 

why is it never enough? just enjoy, acrylic on wood panel, 45x35

why is it never enough? just enjoy, acrylic on wood panel, 45×35

 

intended mainly for separation, acrylic on wood panel, 10x14

intended mainly for separation, acrylic on wood panel, 10×14

Other places to see my work:
Graphite Galleries, New Orleans, LA
Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge, LA
The Agora Borealis, Shreveport, LA

 

made in July, on exhibit in August

i finally learned to love myself, acrylic on wood panel, 23x23

i finally learned to love myself, acrylic on wood panel, 23×23

fragile / and much less in control, acrylic on wood panel, 45x23

fragile / and much less in control, acrylic on wood panel, 45×23

I received word that two of my paintings have been selected for the Louisiana Contemporary 2016 exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. This annual event promotes contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides exhibition space for the exposition of living artist’s work, and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center. Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is the juror this year and has selected 78 pieces from over 1000 pieces submitted from more than 330 artists. The exhibition will run August 6 thru September 18, but here are a couple of important dates to remember:

Friday, August 5, 2016 – Preview Party and Artist Reception for Louisiana Contemporary, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. This is where the juror, Bill Arning (Director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston) will give a statement and will announce the prize winners.

Saturday, August 6, 2016 – White Linen Night, Opening Reception for Louisiana Contemporary, 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Other artists included in the exhibition: Artemis Antippas, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Brian Barbieri, Aron Belka, Chris Berntsen, James Billeaudeau, David Bordett, Susan Bowers, Vincent Cellucci, David Colannino, Drew Cooke, William DePauw, Jer’Lisa Devezin, Benjamin Diller, Adrione Domino, Troy Dugas, Abdi Farah, Ida Floreak, James Flynn, John Gargano, Shawn Hall, Ronna Harris, Margot Herster, Peter Horjus, Susan Ireland, Xavier Juarez, Kelli Scott Kelley, Jenna Knoblach, Avery Lawrence, Chris Lawson, Andrew LeBlanc, Ernest Joshua Littles, Shawne Major, Kristin Meyers, Ti-Rock Moore, Lake Newton, Casey Parkinson, Paul Rizzo, Ryan Sartin, Arthur Severio, Bennett Sewell, Maxx Sizeler, Patch Somerville, Dixon Stetler, Andrew Stubbs, and Dan Tague.

Also, in-between building and prepping several new panels, I have been able to complete two new large paintings since the last studio update:

how do you dress one hundred and ninety-nine pounds of disappointment?, acrylic on wood panel, 35x45

how do you dress one hundred and ninety-nine pounds of disappointment?, acrylic on wood panel, 35×45

 

i don't want to be honest, but i want you to believe me, acrylic on wood panel, 35x45

i don’t want to be honest, but i want you to believe me, acrylic on wood panel, 35×45

 

Georgia / Louisiana

LaGrange Art Museum: First LaGrange Southeast Regional

Opening Reception: February 19, 7-9pm

all the while working himself tighter into life's snare, acrylic on wood panel, 39x39

all the while working himself tighter into life’s snare, acrylic on wood panel, 39×39

The 1st LaGrange Southeast Regional features an extraordinary, rich body of art work selected from over 450 works submitted by almost 15o artists representing the twelve-state Southeastern united States. It celebrates the rich legacy of talent within our region, provides its citizens access to current artistic practice, and offers artists exhibition opportunities and purchase possibilities.

The Art Museum collects and presents contemporary art by emerging and established artists with an emphasis on regional artists as well as outsider and folk artists from the lower Chattahoochee Trace: The Regional affords the LaGrange Art Museum a means for increasing its permanent holdings though Purchase Awards.

 

Masur Museum of Art: Recent Acquisitions and Favorites

July 15, 2015 – February 20, 2016

This exhibition will highlight recent acquisitions and favorites from the Masur Museum of Art’s permanent collection. While specifically outlining our collecting habits, it will also deal with broad artistic and historic trends, as well as those in the American South.

Recent Acquisitions & Favorites will feature work by Ron Adams, Robin Bernat, John James Audubon, Richard Buswell, Mary Cassatt, Joshua Chambers, Clyde Connell, Samuel Corso, Salvador Dali, Bruce Davidson, Alexander Drysdale, Jenny Ellerbe, Michael Elliot-Smith, Frank Hamrick, Thomas Hart Benton, Albino Hinojosa, Damien Hirst, Jim Isermann, Peter Jones, Ida Kohlmeyer, Eugene Martin, Robert Motherwell, Greely Myatt, Ed Pinkston, Alberto Rey, Auguste Rodin, George Rodrigue, Vitus Shell, Ann Shields, Julian Stanczak, Bill Viola, Bob Ward, Douglas Weathersby, and others.

me standing next to my painting: "a man who invents himself needs someone to believe in him"

me standing next to my painting: “a man who invents himself needs someone to believe in him”

I finally had the chance to visit the Masur and see my work on the wall. It’s great to be included in a permanent collection with so many great artists. As a kid, I imagined that the only way my work would be under the same roof as Dali, Rodin, Motherwell, or Hirst was to get mega rich and form my own awesome collection. Of course, my wife made me take a picture:

 

 

 

Other places to see (or purchase) my work: Graphite Galleries, Ann Connelly Fine Art, The Agora Borealis.

one box south, one box east

all the while working himself tighter into life's snare, acrylic on wood panel, 39x39

all the while working himself tighter into life’s snare, acrylic on wood panel, 39×39

If you would like to see it in person, all the while working himself tighter into life’s snare will be in the First Regional LaGrange Southeast Regional Exhibition at the LaGrange Art Museum in LaGrange, Georgia. The exhibition will open with an award ceremony and public reception at the LaGrange Art Museum on February 19, 2016 from 7-9pm. The exhibition will be on view through April 2, 2016.

It’s Mardi Gras season and several new pieces will arrive at Graphite Galleries next week. For those of you visiting New Orleans, stop by the gallery at 936 Royal St. and take a look.

it means saying i'm sorry, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14x10

it means saying i’m sorry, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14×10

i finally learned to love myself, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14x10

i finally learned to love myself, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14×10

muffled things i do not need, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14x21

muffled things i do not need, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14×21

fragile and much less in control, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 21x14

fragile and much less in control, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 21×14

we should have stayed friends, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 21x14

we should have stayed friends, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 21×14

the ape made mistakes -or- he had forgotten what love sounds like, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14x21

the ape made mistakes -or- he had forgotten what love sounds like, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14×21