|"Schematic", 2011, 30" x 40", paper, ink, metal, oilstick, tacks and encaustic on panel|
The annual encaustic conference seems to be a real marker in my life, like BC and AC. Even before I register for it in January, I start planning my life around it. As the beginning of June nears, I start shunting things to AC when I'll return home, conference over, and have all that luxurious time to kill. Funny how it never happens like that.
So when I got back from the conference this year, I was faced with all the doctor, dental, hair and car appointments that I had put off, plus all the work from my day jobs that I had postponed. However, Arden Gallery had promised to hang my work in the middle section of their gallery during July and I wanted to include new work. Yes, it would have been a lot simpler if I had not decided to try out a new series that I'm calling "Building Blocks," but I am not known for my simple approach to life: if I can complicate things, by gum, let me at it.
|"Cinch", 2011, 30" x 40", paper, ink, metal, oilstick, tacks and encaustic on panel|
So in addition to everything else I had to get done, I managed to make some new work. Here are two new works from the Building Blocks series that will be hanging at Arden Gallery for the month of July along with three other pieces. This will not be an official show with a postcard, reception and all the rest but a summer try out for me as a new artist. I'm thinking of it as a stealth show and I'm very excited to see my work hanging all together in a premier Boston gallery on Newbury Street.
I'm planning on being at the gallery on Saturday afternoon, July 9th, to welcome friends and visitors, take photos of the work and just celebrate the moment for the personal achievement it is. If you are around and want to stop by to say hello and take a look, I would be glad to see you. If you can't make it that day, the work will be there for the month of July, so I hope you will stop by if you are in Boston.