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New Paintings: Circles with Corners 28 and 29

February 23rd, 2014 | No Comments

circles with corners 28 and 29
Circles with Corners 28 and 29 in the studio on February 16.

I’m extremely pleased to introduce to you my two newest paintings, which I produced on commission for — and in collaboration with — a collector couple who reside in Mobile, Alabama.

Titled Circles with Corners 28 and Circles with Corners 29, these paintings are designed to be hung on opposing walls of a hallway, as mirror images of each other.

The paintings each measure 52 x 17.5 inches (132 x 45 cm), to fit the hallway’s recessed niches.

I began painting the Circles with Corners series in the summer of 2009, as a way to explore, and extend, a singular motif through a variety of colors. As worked developed, I began to think of the series as a “fall collection” of paintings. I unveiled the collection on the first day of fall 2009, with 18 paintings. Naturally, the series grew over time.

Many of these paintings appeared at Soyal Gallery in Scottsdale in the spring of 2010. (Dozens of installation images from the Circles with Corners show can be found in my site’s Shows section.) In fact, some of these works are hanging in the home that won Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Home of the Year” award for 2014.

The pop-up galleries of downtown Scottsdale

June 26th, 2010 | 2 Comments

Phoenix New Times offers this coverage on the “pop-up” galleries (temporary galleries with month-to-month rent) that are springing up in downtown Scottsdale, made possible by the nosedive in the commercial real estate market.

Scottsdale’s Marshall Way was hit pretty hard by the downturn; late last year, vacancies turned the once-thriving gallery district into a ghost town.

The article highlights Soyal Gallery, operated by my friends Spencer Hibert and Emmett Potter III, as an example of how a struggling economy has created opportunities for emerging gallery owners and their rosters of artists (such as myself, who is mentioned on page three of the article).

The piece also ties the development of local pop-up galleries with a West Coast and international phenomenon, wherein hard-to-rent commercial spaces have been routinely transformed into venues for successful galleries.

“The history of the art world has always been about revitalizing places no one wants to go,” observes John Spiak, curator at Arizona State University Art Museum. “Galleries have consistently raised property values. … Move in somewhere that will bring activity, and the rest of the surrounding businesses will do better.”

New images of my Scottsdale contemporary art show now on flickr

April 4th, 2010 | No Comments

Scottsdale Contemporary Art

Images of Circles with Corners, my current Scottsdale contemporary art show on Marshall Way in Scottsdale, are now available in this flickr set. I thank my friend Robert Bell for helping me take some ultra-high-res images.

Presented by Soyal Gallery, my Scottsdale contemporary art show brings together 35 paintings that I have made over the past four years. My fall 2009 collection of contemporary abstract paintings forms the nucleus of this show.

I’m very pleased about the coverage that this show has had in the media so far. Locally owned Java Magazine gave my exhibition a full-page article, written by Scott Andrews. Likewise, Phoenix New Times blogged about Soyal and other upstart Marshall Way galleries that are changing the Scottsdale contemporary art landscape.

Our opening-night turnout was fantastic, as well, and I thank everyone who stopped by to say hello.

I have more exciting news to share with you very soon. Meantime, hope you enjoy my new set of images on flickr.

Scottsdale Contemporary Art