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Check out the interview on ArtSlant. It’s a good interview, take a look.
We’ve had such a busy and fun spring into summer at the gallery. Paul’s show has been busy, and now James is selling like hotcakes. And in the interim, I’m trying to check in with everyone to see what they are all up to. Wow. Everyone is soooo busy.
And Adam Friedman has also been busy. He was just in Beautiful Decay. He had one of his beautiful paintings included in the print version.
Then, he was also in: http://www.thisisfly.com/ - check out the link to see his work.
If anyone would like a piece get in touch — we have new pieces available - ranging from $300 to $3000.
Kevin E. Taylor / Painter / 2008-2010
Good Home, 2010 – commissioned for the T.C. Boyle short story, “A Good Home” that will be published in the March issue of Playboy Magazine.
Taylor’s thoughtful, methodic painting style is well suited for the sophistication of his message. He experiments with audio and motion arts, which gives him a robust and thoughtful POV, so it is no coincidence that his paintings are so thought provoking.
Go take a look at John’s work in progress at the Headlands. Details are below. And then of course come to the gallery show opening Oct 29th.
His work is beautiful and as always, incredibly process oriented. But lately he’s been working on some really gorgeous black and white images of old and odd sculptures. They have a really uncanny, abandoned feel like documents of something long ago, having the sensibility of an Antonioni film. They remind me of (and it goes by a few names) Memento Park in Budapest. Just to be clear, I’ve never visited the park. It’s a park filled with felled social realist statues from the Communist era. That they were torn down, not destroyed, collected, and then placed together in a park in Hungary fills me with a slightly tearful delight. So often we rip away our culture as ideology shifts and discard and bury the evidence. For example, remember the Buddhist statues blown up in Afghanistan or the beheaded Saddam Hussein statues in Bagdad? We torn those down – crushed them, annihilated them. But somehow these statues in Budapest survived the anger and desire to make invisible our follies and stand and lie sideways as reminders of what once seemed right and good – or at least what the governing body told people on the East side of the Iron Curtain was right and good.
John’s photos of the sometimes tagged and somehow sagging sculptures have the same feel about them. They were public works that served as odes to a time when minimalist abstraction and Brancusi and Noguchi were king. These sculptures also stand as timed-out ideological concepts much like the collapsed Stalin.
To me these pictures conjure so much and are so beautifully crafted and leave so much mystery that they delight me.
READ A REVIEW FROM THE WASHINGTON POST HERE:
About his recent show in Baltimore.
In the Headlands Project Space
Tuesdays - Fridays & Sundays, Noon - 5PM Learn more Building 944, 3rd Floor FREE Admission
Project Space offers a chance to visit with Artists in Residence working in two studios that are open to the public five afternoons a week in our main building. John Chiara, in Project Space West September 15 - October 20, is working on an open-process installation.
James Chronister is just about to open his second solo show. His first one was with us in in March 2008, All we Ever Wanted Was Everything. His new solo show; Ceremony opens at the Chambers Burnet Art Gallery in Minneapolis. The opening is September 24th!
Here’s some press for the upcoming show:
Frank 151 interview
This interview is particularly good. James describes a lot of his process and inspiration.
Quick review of the show.
We have one piece available by James at the moment. It’s installed at the gallery in our new back room. Contact us if you’d like pricing information.
Image below is the piece available.
Untitled (Snowy Forest), 60 x 60 oil on canvas