I’m curating a group show that opens September 13th in Williamsburg, I’m starting on a couple new pieces for it now. Here’s the start of a hanging sculpture titled “Revive the Dead.” There’s a good chance I’ll ruin it when I start to paint it, but at least there’s some record of the fact that I went so far as to make quills out of copper wire.
4” long. Aluminum and copper wire, paper, glue.
(That little houseplant is sprouted from a weed I snatched out of the sidewalk during a camping visit to Cold Spring, NY earlier this summer).
This is a snapshot of my painting from the opening night of My Generation at Mayson Gallery. I haven’t gotten to properly photograph, it but this gets the general idea of it across even if it’s at an angle and not perfectly lit.
16”x20”-ish. Oil and acrylic on canvas, paper, wire.
I originally started this for a group show themed transparency early in the year, but the show never materialized and I finally “finished” the painting a month ago.
I wanted to document the portrait before I started playing around with adding some dimensional elements—I’ve previously used veils of painted tracing paper or similarly delicate materials to overlay paintings, but I’m interested in making more structural additions and this is going to be my test piece.