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New Paintings: 200th Painting Added to Online Portfolio

July 11th, 2013 | No Comments

Over the course of his lifetime, Pablo Picasso made nearly 2,000 paintings — and approximately 48,000 other works — according to one estimate. Picasso was so prolific, we still don’t know for sure the total number of paintings, sculptures, sketches, prints, and other works he produced during his lifetime. The numbers keep changing, as undocumented works keep reaching the market, keeping authenticators busy.

Picasso’s lifelong relentlessness and tenacity for making new work has been on my mind a lot lately, as I recently achieved an important milestone of my own. The Paintings gallery of this site just reached the 200-painting mark, after I created pages for 13 more works.

Overall, I estimate that I have produced perhaps 250 paintings since I started in December 1994. Several paintings still need to be added to my site. And many don’t quite make the cut, unfortunately!

Regardless, the paintings I recently added — introduced below — span the Minimalism and Maximalism (Abstract) galleries of this site (what those terms mean is another blog post for another time), and have been produced 2010 onward.

Minimalism and Pattern Paintings

Maximalism Gallery

As I sit back and take a deep breath, all I can do is look forward to making another 200 paintings. Maybe one day I’ll reach the 2,000-painting milestone, like Picasso. But then again, Picasso didn’t have a web site to manage … and the glorious distraction of social media!


‘Beyond Minimalism’ Art Exhibition

April 6th, 2013 | No Comments

There’s plenty of time to see the Beyond Minimalism art exhibition I’m a part of at Hudson|LINC Gallery. The show will be on view through Friday, May 3.

Opening night, held March 19, was well attended. Los Angeles artist and designer Sacha Baumann in a very nicely done blog post describes Beyond Minimalism as “really good — bright, playful, tactile,” and offers several interesting glimpses of my paintings on opening night.

Below are photos of my work in Beyond Minimalism:

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From left to right, the paintings are:

Hudson|LINC is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Pacific Design Center’s Blue Building. More at hudsonlinc.com.


Next Show: Beyond Minimalism at Hudson|LINC Gallery, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, California

March 13th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

pacific design center
Hudson|LINC Gallery is located within the 1.2 million-square-foot Pacific Design Center, which houses 15 art galleries and more than 130 design showrooms in West Hollywood, California.

My next group show is Beyond Minimalism at Hudson|LINC Gallery at Design Lab at PDC, located within the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California.

Beyond Minimalism opens March 19 and will remain on view through May 3. An opening reception will be held March 19, from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Hudson|LINC curators Shannon LaBelle and Nick Lisica describe Beyond Minimalism as “a visually minimalist show incorporating works that utilize simplification and possess a straightforward quality. The pieces achieve a directness that allows the viewer to encounter the work in the immediate here and now. The show encourages the viewer to engage with work, whether classically minimalist or not, in a way that is uncomplicated and purely aesthetic.”

Including myself, six artists will show in Beyond Minimalism. The show’s roster also includes Robert Boyd, Doug Edge, David French, Victor Landweber, and Ryan McCann.

Meltdown by Grant Wiggins in Beyond Minimalism
Beyond Minimalism will be the first time in which I exhibit Meltdown, a painting I made in March 2011.

I will be exhibiting five paintings in Beyond Minimalism:

Located on the second floor of the Pacific Design Center’s Blue Building, Design Lab at PDC is a collection of galleries that collectively provide “a platform to explore art that addresses the design center’s unique context of interior design, spanning a variety of disciplines and media.”

Hudson|LINC is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Learn more about Hudson|LINC at hudsonlinc.com.

I hope to share installation photos with you next week.