Sunday, August 16, 2009

Quick Update

Hi All,
I have just returned from a blissful week at the cell-phone and internet free land of the beach. It was great to be away from work, the phone, the computer, and yes, at times, even the studio. Returning was nice though since I gave myself a few extra days to devote just to drawing and getting things for "This Collective Pull" in order. Things in the studio are going well, I have a large pastel drawing that is nearing completion and one more medium piece that is well on it's way. Today is so hot and muggy that it is hard finding the desire to get in there and create all that dust (but I will, I will.)

My application to the Hambidge Center is coming along fine. I have secured my two letters of recommendation (phew!) and I am well on my way to completing the proposal/statement of intent that they require. It seems like a wonderful residency, very focused around contemplation of, and pulling inspiration from, the serene Georgia mountain landscape. Each resident receives their own cabin which includes a studio space and sleeping area. Residents convene each night for a communal meal before heading back to work! Sigh, heaven. Keep your fingers crossed for me as I await the decision from the residency in Australia. I have seven more deadlines for shows and residencies before November 1st! I love being busy like this, no matter how stressful it is!

Speaking of busy....the second incarnation of my curatorial project "This Collective Pull" is in full swing! Myself and two co-curators will be painting, moving, collecting, arranging, hanging and anticipating all this week. The opening is August 22nd at 5:00 pm in Beverly, MA. If you'd like directions to the opening email me at! I will post photos from the event very soon afterwards!

Now on to the studio, I will post photos from the drawings in progress soon. Is that something people are interested in? Maybe I will start a weekly post updating my work in the studio, currently I only post drawings when they are completed. What do you think?

An up and coming post: the significance of drawings and wondering why they are lower class citizens in the world of painting!

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