Hello Supporters, Thank you all for following me on my studio practice and my journey the last couple of years! As some of you know, my studio residency at Charlotte Street Foundation is coming to a conclusion at the end of August. The studio residency opportunity had allowed me to find an incredible momentum in my studio practice and I am determined to KEEP GOING! I'm scouting out a new large painting studio in the West Bottoms and at this transition point, I'm turning to YOU for help. Starting next week, July 5th, I'm planning to launch a Patreon account to seek monthly contribution toward the studio rent. THIS IS SIGNIFICANT as I cannot afford a space without your support. Every cent will go towards my studio rent and sustaining my studio practice. So keep an eye out on July 5th, the first to contribute will receive A PAINTING from me outright. There will be tiered awards including exclusive access to previews and Painting/Drawing demo videos (for you life-long learners out there!) by yours truly. Super Star Patron will have the pick of ANY work from my studio - how awesome is that?
MOST OF ALL - THANK YOU BELIEVING IN ME!
In Memoriam at Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati OH
July 14 - August 11, 2017
Preview Reception: Thursday, July 13, 6-9pm | Public Opening: Friday, July 14, 6-9 pm
In a larger sense the creation of any art object is a form of externalized memory. Sometimes, however, the direct purpose of the artwork is to serve as a vehicle for a specific remembrance, a totem of loss, or a symbol of transition from a time, place, or state of being that is no longer accessible. As such, these objects become infused with more life—more substance—than they may at first appear to represent. Whether through abstract symbols, illustrations of the memorialized, or poetic conceptualizations of the idea of remembrance, Manifest asked artists to submit works made with these concepts in mind. This project was open to wide interpretation of the theme, and was not restricted to traditional definitions of the term 'in memoriam' (such as may relate to obituaries and epitaphs).
Manifest's blind jury process reviewed 575 works by 202 artists from 23 states and 6 countries for this exhibit. Twenty works by the following 12 artists from 8 states across the U.S. were selected for exhibition and will also be featured in the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication (MEA) at the close of the season.
Presenting works by:
Gerry Bannan, Cole Carothers, Christian Carson, Samantha Haring, Amber Law, Kathy Liao, Michael McCaffrey, Emily McIlroy, Greg Sand, Judy Takacs, Sarah Treanor, Duat Vu
"Honoring the Legacy of David Park" at Santa Clara University
Dates: April 3rd to April 28th, 2017
Public Opening: Saturday, April 15th at 3PM
Panel Discussion: Saturday, April 15th at 4PM
The Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building
Santa Clara University
This exhibition is intended to pay homage to the art and values of artist David Park (1911-1960), the founder of the tradition of Bay Area Figurative painting. It does not include Park’s own works, but instead features the works of two invited artists, Kyle Staver and Jennifer Pochinski, and 35 artists chosen by a panel of four jurors, John Seed, DeWitt Cheng, Andrea Pappas, and Jessica Phillips
Download the catalog here: https://www.docdroid.net/swBNtKG/david-park-legacy.pdf.html
Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Show Date: March 17th - April 13th, 2017
OPENING THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th 6-9PM
YOU WILL NEVER BE YOUNGER THAN YOU ARE TODAY
Featuring the work of:
Frank Abruzzese, Jonathan Apgar, Lyndon Barrois Jr.,
Matt Bollinger, Kathy Liao, and Vera Iliatova
Opening December 16th, PLUG Projects’ new exhibition, You’ll Never Be Younger Than You Are Today features work by Frank Abruzzese, Jonathan Apgar, Lyndon Barrois Jr., Matt Bollinger, Vera Iliatova, and Kathy Liao which explores the emotional landscapes and fantastic possibilities of the everyday through sculpture, painting, and photography. Each of these artists are deeply entrenched in contextualizing the space of the narrative and posing questions about societal structures. A realm of fantasy is opened with these works which contrasts fractured figural landscapes with desolate vast spaces and creates an air of uneasiness amplified by the color relationships that exist within each piece. Collectively the works provide an alternative way of looking at presence and place, while individually each piece presents a discreet opportunity for world building with infinite potential.
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Saint Joseph, MO
Show Date: September 16th – November 6th, 2016