Friday, October 30, 2009

Animal Instinct - Show Nov. 7th! Buy art and proceeds go to The Humane Society of the US.

My new friend Tracey Taylor is curating this wonderful group show benefiting the Humane Society of The US. Please check it out! I'm submitting a piece titled "The Wish". It's a Chickadee holding a dandelion and is acrylic on wood (I'll post the image soon! Just need to take a photo of it!). 80% of the sales of all items and artwork for this show will benefit the Humane Society. The opening is next Saturday Nov. 7th. Hope you can make it to support this organization and the super great gallery TheLab!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Muertos con Leche

So here's a sneak peek at my "Playing Dead - in the forest" piece for the show at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park! The opening is this Saturday night. Nice to be exhibiting in my neck o' the woods again! Here are the details about the show

Celebration Reception: Saturday, October 10, 2009 from 7-10 pm.

Light Hearted and Satirical

Please feel free to dress in your favorite DOD attire
The satire that has sprung from Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada's work can be seen in the Dia de Muertos folk art of today. Please join us in our 2009 Dia de los Muertos celebration exhibition featuring the following contemporary artists:

Joe Bravo
Lalo Alcaraz
Gomez Bueno
Pola Lopez
Douglas Alvarez
Stuart Rapeport
Kay Brown
Ronald J. Llanos
Isabel Martinez
Mavis Leahy
Mario Torero
CJ Metzger
Ms. Mindy
Heather Hoggan
Patricia Krebs
Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan
Jose Orozco
Kelly Thompson
Olivia Sanchez-Brown
Dan Van Clapp
Ricardo Duffy

Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present a fun and satirical exhibition for this year’s Dia de Los Muertos. Once a year during harvest time, we pay homage to Death. At harvest, while crops die, they give back life. This is the spirit of Dia de Los Muertos ~ through death there is life.

Dia de Los Muertos is a pagan celebration to the Dead. We offer up candies and flowers and images to keep the Dead happy. This Dia de Los Muertos we’ve asked our artists to feed Death’s belly with laughter. Through laughter, he will pardon and overlook our trespasses, and open a window to the underworld where we can communicate with our loved ones. Let us feed the demon Death with sweet life. And through those spoonfuls, keep the living alive. Let us laugh and celebrate life. This Dia de Los Muertos, we hope to keep you entertained in honor and celebration of the duality of life.