Wednesday, July 26, 2017

I used to model│2012, Poland


inspired by my works│sanguine on sketchbook by a Polish artist Emilia Korczmar (a quick sketch)


It's so incredible that even my spontaneous portraits, without too much thought process involved in them, are able to inspire other artists. Now, I am happy that I published this photograph from my second stay in the woods of Oklahoma in fall 2015. It made happen this lovely drawing on the left.
Thank you, Emilia, for making my day!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

exhibitions│PAPERWORKS 2017, Annual National Juried Winners Exhibition, B..J Spoke Gallery, Huntington, New York, U.S.A.



I am thrilled to announce that three of my submitted works ( "You Have Small Braids Like Spider Threads", "I Want To Feed You With Myself" and "Tightly Wrapped In Black Love") have been curated into a National Juried Winners Exhibition "PAPERWORKS 2017", and will be exhibited at the B.J. Spoke Gallery in Huntington, New York, U.S.A. from August 2nd thru 27th, 2017.

Being among the winners of b.j. spoke gallery's national juried competition- PAPERWORKS 2017 is a huge honour as there were several hundred applicants from across the U.S., only 23 artists were selected. The juror Akili Tommasino, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art, New York, dedicated his time and expertise to carefully choose each winner and curate their specific works for this exhibition.
JUROR
Akili Tommasino is a curatorial assistant at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and doctoral candidate in History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, where he earned his MA and BA. An advocate of emerging artists and scholar of the twentieth-century avant-garde, Tommasino has organized and collaborated on numerous exhibition projects at institutions including the Centre Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne, Paris and National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
ABOUT THE COMPETITION:
Eligibility: Artists living in the United States who use paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or as the subject of a video.
Media: Works made of, on or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, prints, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation.
ABOUT the GALLERY:
B.J. Spoke Gallery is a member owned and run cooperative art gallery exhibiting many of the finest artists on Long Island.
Artists showing at the gallery are well represented in numerous public and private collections. Our artworks are for sale in the gallery and through this online exhibit space.
OPENING RECEPTION:
August 5th 6:00-9:00pm
Live jazz by Joe Cupani&Jessey Byron Carter
The gallery is located at:
299 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743.
Hours are:
Tuesday-Sunday 11-5 and Friday 11-9.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

art shows│M.A.D.E. (Music. Art. Drinks. Eats.): An Open House INDOOR Festival | Sunday, July 30th, Fort Worth, TX, 12pm-5pm


Join me for  a celebration of local Music, Arts, Drinks, and Eats presented by Stage West​! 

* Live Music on 3 stages: The Johnny Case Duo, Joey Folsom, Deanna Valone, Cate Stewart & Jade Njo

* Local Artists bring prints and originals of their paintings, photographs, jewelry and more. Artists include Elsa Limon, Ed Freiheit, Roger Kaiser, Catherine Snow, Aaron & JoAnn Roe, Essie Graham, Janet Grumbling, Lynne Buchanan, Jerrel Sustainta, Jane Smith, Linda Whitehouse, Neal Langham, Angelika Ejtel, Merlene Walker, Kathy Cunning, Suzanne McFadzean, Evy Baker, and Paul and Nancy Munger.

* Drinks: Sip favorite beverages from Collective Brewing Project, Rahr & Sons Brewing, Hop Fusion Ale Works, Locust Ciders, Topo Chico, Craftwork Coffee, and Leaves Books and Tea. Additional drinks will be available for purchase through Stage West’s cafe/bar.

* Eats: Generous samples from Loft22 Cakes, Stir Crazy Baked Goods, Three Danes Baking Company, Destiny’s Cajun Express, Sikhay Thai Lao Cuisine, Gypsy Scoops, Hot Damn Tamales! and more!

* Also: HTC Vive Virtual Reality, Party Poet Shae Lynn Shaw, Face Painting, and Backstage Tours! Theatre improv games at 1pm and 3pm.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN; suggested $10; $5 minimum when using a card. Kids under 10 are free.
All proceeds benefit Stage West, a 501(c)3 organization.

http://www.stagewest.org/music-arts-drinks-eats-made-festival-4

Monday, July 10, 2017

nightmarish vacation of 4th of July 2017│a few moments of bliss: rustic cabin in the woods, July 2nd, Lufkin, TX



Hotel rooms drive me crazy with all their fake comfort, fixed check-in and check-out hours, objects wearing traces of thousands of people, uniformity in design, feel of solitude. Cabins are different. They have soul. You arrive as a guest with a visit. The hosts are not there, but you can still feel their presence.

Friday, July 7, 2017

they are breathing at your home│at Ann Kate's place

"I Want To Feed You With Myself" part I, 2016, 12”x12”, Ed. 2/15 found home at Ann Kate's place. I met Ann Kate virtually; she found this piece on my flickr account, and contacted me via e-mail. I have no words to express how happy and honoured I am to have the second edition of this work purchased by a wonderful artist (the first one has also sold at Emerge Gallery & Art Space to an artist).
Thank you, Ann Kate, for sending the pictures of the framed work! It made my day.
Please, visit the Ann Kate's website to discover her incredible work in paintings bringing "new life to what was left to die":
http://annkateart.com/home.html