kurre.art #246

july 13th

Steady as it goes is my watchword for the summer. A routine of quiet observations and incremental marks.

Circumstance abacus (#139), acrylic, dry pigment,and graphite on canvas, 30″ x 30″, 2021

On the horizon, I’ve work in two exhibitions. Opening this Saturday, July 17th, XSCAPE  at FOUND:RE Contemporary. Then opening Friday, August 13th, Convergence, a three artist exhibition at Eye Lounge.

Forest of Eternal Desire (Up above, down below). Acrylic, dry pigment on canvas, 22″ x 18″, 2020.

XSCAPE: Landscape, Cityscapes, Mindscapes features work by 64 Arizona artists exploring various landscape motifs, both realistic and imagined. The show covers the entire ground floor of the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, allowing social distancing while viewing the exhibition at ones’ leisure. The opening is this Saturday, July 17th, from 6 – 10 PM and continues through November. I’ll be at the opening and look forward to seeing folks there! 

FOUND:RE Contemporary
1100 N Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

In mid-August at Eye Lounge, a weekend pop-up from Friday, August 13th through Sunday, the 15th. I’m showing with Eye Lounge artists Gina DeGideo, and Megan Driving Hawk. The exhibition will highlight new and works in progress. Opening Friday, August 13th, continuing through Sunday, August 15th. I’ll be in the gallery Saturday, August 14th, 1 – 5 PM. Stop by!

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kurre.art news #244

march 24th

Now is the time to fall back on the words of great artists to illuminate my lack of progress on the video documenting the exhibition, A Certainty of Measure. 

“When something is finished, that means it’s dead, doesn’t it? I believe in everlastingness. I never finish a painting – I just stop working on it for a while.” (Arshile Gorky)

“I’m never finished with my paintings; the further I get, the more I seek the impossible and the more powerless I feel.” (Claude Monet).

My painting, These are the things I remember. Their remnants cloaked in clouds felt but no longer known , was selected to appear in the May 2021 issue of the literary magazine Beyond Words.

I’ll be at eye lounge, in person, this Sunday from 11-3 pm.  The Inside of Outside is an exhibition of works by eye lounge member artists exploring the inner workings of the natural world as a reflection of self. It’s a terrific exhibition, so come by, see the work, and say hello!

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kurre.art news #243

february 18

Through the chaos of preparation, the exhibition, and sorting out its end, my studio is in shambles. I like a bit of disarray, but there’s a flash point where my brain just kinks. So, I’ve been doing nothing I should, just what happens, and this painting is what happened.

Now back to the tasks at hand. First and foremost, I want to thank the folks who visited the gallery, sent their good wishes, followed the newsletter and my exhibition posts on social media. Thank you! Your time and interest are very much appreciated! Next, the virtual version of A Certainty of Measure will be ready to post soon, and I think very engaging on its own.

In the not too distant future, I’ve work in a couple of group shows, then opening on December 17th, a second solo exhibition at Eye Lounge. Twenty twenty-one has started out full speed and looks to end up the same way!