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Saturday, December 12 from 11-6 : Heart the Art – Bizarre Street Party

BAC and Flying Heart Brewing will offer live music, food trucks, art vendors, and activities! Join us throughout the day to taste great food, hear a variety of music, and see an eclectic mix of local art. I’ll be in my studio so you’re welcome to drop in, say hello, and see what I’ve been working on.

BAC will be screening “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” outside at 5 pm. Camp out on the lawn with the entire family to enjoy this classic holiday comedy.

If you can’t make it, be sure to stop by Graphite Galleries in New Orleans, The Agora Borealis in Shreveport, and Ann Connelly Fine Art in Baton Rouge. The holiday season is upon us!

i wish everyone was as happy as me, gouache on paper, 22x30

i wish everyone was as happy as me, gouache on paper, 22×30

 

Between my last update and now I finished a few more pieces on paper, mounted them to wood panels, sent a few down to Graphite Galleries in New Orleans and delivered a couple to collectors.

Here’s an example of one mounted to a wood panel:

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do we need to continue to have this conversation? gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

If you’re in New Orleans, you can pick one of these up at Graphite Galleries:

what did you expect?, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12x11

what else did you expect?, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

 

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he considered it a failure in his own sight that he had never seen a ghost, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

 

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hell is reassuring, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

 

i keep thinking about stockholm syndrome, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12x11

i keep thinking about stockholm syndrome, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

If you’re in Dayton, Ohio, you can see these two pieces in person during the month on November at the Telling Tales exhibition:

because i'm so happy for you, acrylic on wood panel, 30x23

because i’m so happy for you, acrylic on wood panel, 30×23

 

i just can't keep up with who all has died, acrylic on wood panel, 23x23

i just can’t keep up with who all has died, acrylic on wood panel, 23×23

And if you’re in Shreveport, you can stop by The Agora Borealis and take a look at these three:

let's go up to the mountains or down to the seas, ink and gouache on paper, 22x30

let’s go up to the mountains or down to the seas, ink and gouache on paper, 22×30

 

consistency and conformity, acrylic on wood panel, 15x23

consistency and conformity, acrylic on wood panel, 15×23

 

i'm alone, and i'm right, acrylic on wood panel, 30x23

i’m alone, and i’m right, acrylic on wood panel, 30×23

 

Be sure to visit my website for more info on these and any other pieces in which you might be interested.

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A couple of weeks ago I dug into my stash of paper, I pulled out my tubes of gouache and started on a series of small paintings (11×12). I’m going to mount them to wood panels so they can hang as is, or framed. Here are the first 5 of 12:

she meant more than he understood and was less than capable of showing, gouache on paper, 11x12

she meant more than he understood and was less than capable of showing it, gouache on paper, 11×12

 

she shared his feelings too much and too often, gouache on paper, 11x12

she shared his feelings too much and too often, gouache on paper, 11×12

 

he saw it as a failure in his own sight that he had never seen a ghost, gouache on paper, 12x11

it struck him as a failure in his own sight that he had never seen a ghost, gouache on paper, 12×11

 

someone should really tell her, gouache on paper, 12x11

someone should really tell her, gouache on paper, 12×11

 

hell is reassuring, gouache on paper, 12x11

hell is reassuring, gouache on paper, 12×11

I’ve added them to the website so you can check price and availability  if you’re interested.

Be sure to take a look at my paintings  in person if you’re ever in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Monroe, or Shreveport.

a permanent public home

I’m happy to announce that the Masur Museum of Art recently purchased for their permanent collection “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, 23x23, 2015

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

It is part of the “Recent Acquisitions & Favorites” exhibition (July 15 – February 20). The exhibition includes art 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, Albino Hinojosa, Jim Isermann, Peter Jones, Ida Kohlmeyer, Eugene Martin, Robert Motherwell, Greely Myatt, Ed Pinkston, Alberto Rey, George Rodrigue, Vitus Shell, Ann Shields, Julian Stanczak, Bill Viola, Bob Ward, Douglas Weathersby, and others.

A small exhibition of some my newest work will be on display in Bossier City at the Donna Service Gallery. The show will run September 16 – October 28 with an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Be sure to drop by the Donna Service Gallery, Bossier Parish Community College
6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City, LA 71111. Normal Gallery Hours: M-F 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

we drifted out of touch shortly after he lost his arms, acrylic on wood panel, 47x35

we drifted out of touch shortly after he lost his arms, acrylic on wood panel, 47×35

 

Remember to check out these places as well:

The Agora Borealis: Shreveport, LA

Ann Connelly Fine Art: Baton Rouge, LA

Graphite Galleries: New Orleans, LA

just a stone’s throw away

I have work on the walls of four different places during the month of August, and one of them is probably close to you or someone you know:

Ro2 (Dallas, TX): Chaos!!! 2015, Ro2 Third Annual Small Works Show. The opening reception is August 1, 7-10 pm. The show runs August 1-September 12.

Graphite Galleries (New Orleans, LA): Dirty Linen Night, new work from Joshua Chambers and Matthew Hance Saturday, August 8.

Ann Connelly Fine Art (Baton Rouge, LA): Summer Splash Exhibition Featuring Local and Emerging Artists. Show runs through August.

Capitol Park Museum (Baton Rouge, LA): Art Melt 2015

Agora Borealis (Shreveport, LA): new stock of cut paper pieces.

New work will be added to my website soon so keep your ear to the ground for that.

we drifted out of touch shortly after he lost his arms, acrylic on wood panel, 47x35

we drifted out of touch shortly after he lost his arms, acrylic on wood panel, 47×35

 

13 new pieces

I have thirteen new paintings hanging in the LSMSA Gallery in Natchidoches, Louisiana. The show will run through April and end with a closing reception on April 29 from 6-7:30. Normal gallery hours are Monday – Friday 10am-3pm and by appointment. Here are the pieces that are on display:

so increased by special means that it can be used, acrylic on wood panel, 30x23

so increased by special means that it can be used, acrylic on wood panel, 30×23

love is real, so is loneliness, acrylic on wood panel, 23x30

love is real, so is loneliness, acrylic on wood panel, 23×30

the mysterious excitement that comes at the changing of the seasons, acrylic on wood panel, 19x38

the mysterious excitement that comes at the changing of the seasons, acrylic on wood panel, 19×38

they are repeatedly captured and released again, acrylic on wood panel, 27x58

they are repeatedly captured and released again, acrylic on wood panel, 27×58

while the field strength continuously decreases, acrylic on wood panel, 34x47

while the field strength continuously decreases, acrylic on wood panel, 34×47

a pleasant light which produces only soft shadows, acrylic on wood panel, 45x35

a pleasant light which produces only soft shadows, acrylic on wood panel, 45×35

it seems to get more and more difficult, acrylic on wood panel, 35x45

it seems to get more and more difficult, acrylic on wood panel, 35×45

a succession of impulses following one another at such brief intervals, acrylic on wood panel, 47x37

a succession of impulses following one another at such brief intervals, acrylic on wood panel, 47×37

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

he could not deny that he was full of something that had not been, acrylic on wood panel, 39x39

he could not deny that he was full of something that had not been, acrylic on wood panel, 39×39

at that moment I realized my time had passed, acrylic on wood panel, 35x45

at that moment I realized my time had passed, acrylic on wood panel, 35×45

you don't act like you like it, acrylic on wood panel, 60x30in

you don’t act like you like it, acrylic on wood panel, 60x30in

 

Visit my website for more info, including prices of the works (flash only). Simply drag the cursor over the image and a little info box will pop up.

LSMSA has a great art program with two cool teachers Chris King and Amanda Roe (you should click on their names and check out their websites)

would you like to see them in person?

Good news! I received notice today that one of my pieces will be included in the 52nd Annual Juried Competition at the Masur Museum of Art. The exhibition opens March 4th and runs through June 20th. The juror is Sandra Q. Firmin and will attend the opening reception to provide her thoughts on the exhibition. Here is the piece that will be exhibited:

i have accelerated beyond control, acrylic on wood panel, 23x11.5

Wednesday I delivered my painting for the Critical Mass 3 exhibition at artspace here in Shreveport. I’m excited to hear what the visiting critique will have to say in response to all the submitted work. The show will be open from February 6th through April 4th with the opening reception taking place on February 5th. Here is the piece that will be exhibited:

the next step, therefore, was to enable, acrylic on wood panel, 35x45, 2014

Surreal Salon 7 has opened. The juror is the world renowned artist Shag. If you live in or near Baton Rouge, you should attend the Surreal Soiree (the pictures from past soirees look awesome). The show will run through the January 29th, so be sure to drop by before time runs out. Here is the piece that will be exhibited:

nice is better than good, acrylic on wood panel, 35x23, 2014

As always  you can see several pieces in person at Graphite Galleries in New Orleans, Ann Connelly Fine Art in Baton Rouge, and The Agora Borealis in Shreveport.

 

 

Art Show, Critique, and Farewell to My 20s

you, me, and everything in-between, artspace (coolspace), 710 Texas St, Shreveport LA

you, me, and everything in-between, artspace (coolspace), 710 Texas St, Shreveport LA

you, me, and everything in-between, artspace (coolspace), 710 Texas St, Shreveport LA

you, me, and everything in-between, artspace (coolspace), 710 Texas St, Shreveport LA

I had a pretty important exhibition last week. My show “you, me, and everything in-between” composed of forty-eight pieces of my work opened at ArtSpace. On Thursday, I met with the San Diego art critic Lauren Buscemi for a formal critique of the work. I was a little nervous as to what to expect since I hadn’t had a formal critique since graduate school (and we all know how painful those can be). I very much enjoyed the one-on-one time with Lauren (I’m happy to say that she enjoyed the work very much) and I look forward to her published critique. Once published, I’ll make sure it makes its way to the blog.

I have updated the website with the new work, so be sure to visit and take a look.

Here are links to two videos taken by the staff at artspace. The first video is Lauren’s public critique of the exhibition. The second video is Lauren’s talk addressing the role of critic and critique within the art world.

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The exhibition and critique took place on my 30th birthday. All-in-all, it wasn’t a bad way to end my 20’s.