‘Nother quick post with a couple more birds
Archive for the ‘Visual’ Category
I love animals. I feel a strong kinship with many of them, even a spiritual connection. Birds are an especially powerful symbol for me. A link between heaven and earth. Sometimes they feel to me like they must be psychopomps, sometimes I wonder if maybe they aren’t guiding new or reincarnated souls into this world. Maybe they do all of that and more!
I just know I love to see them. I love to watch them fly. Here are a few new drawings of birds I finished recently that I hope you enjoy.
I really like Teresa Flowers‘ artwork and photography. She is one of my favorite local artists, and I’ve collected and hang a few of her pieces in my house.
Teresa is working on a new project and series that I find very interesting, and she is asking for help with funding it through Kickstarter. I really like the concept, and would love to see the artwork realized. I like the idea of transparencies and ghost lives that you can wander through and around. I hope you’ll join me and give what you can
Here is a new piece I finished recently called “Ghost in the Machine“.
I’ve been looking at Albrecht Dürer’s engravings a lot this week. His work is something I pour over when I need inspiration, and it is easy to see why. He is a true master. I just can’t believe the line and detail, and then when I think of the technique… I am just blown away by his skill.
Frisch is a Vegetarian and Vegan restaurant that serves very tasty food. I’ve been vegetarian for a number of years now, and it is always nice to find a restaurant that serves great vegetarian food. I love food that is good and spicy, and I’m always on the lookout for Jamaican Jerk, so its easy for me to recommend Frisch’s “Fancy Boy”.
Stop in, get some treats, and check out some artwork.
Frisch Compassionate Eatery
779 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
Anna has written about Kiki Smith here before, but I have found myself looking at Kiki’s work quite a bit this last week or two.
I’ve been so busy lately I haven’t been able to write a proper blog post, but I wanted to at least upload the great drawing above. I really love the layering and texture
If you have an interest in early 20th Century art or follow art history news you probably know that we just passed the 100 year anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show, a.k.a. 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art. It is called the Armory show because the exhibit was first held in the U.S. Coast Guard armories in New York, although it later traveled to Chicago and Boston.
The 1913 Armory Show was really the first large scale exhibit of Modern Art in America. Although there were a number of Americans who had their work included in the show, it was probably the first time most attendees were introduced to the new artwork being created in Europe. Artists like Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Cezanne, Duchamp, Gauguin, Leger, Hopper, Bellows, Goya, Seurat, Derain, Van Gogh… and so many others as well, with more than 300 artists.
This show was a powerhouse, and it must have been so impressive to see. Without a doubt, it changed the artistic style of many American artists and the direction of American art.
100 years ago… I would love to have been there.
There is a new gallery at the Gateway that everyone should stop in and visit. Last weekend was the grand opening of the new Urban Arts Galley, and I am very impressed. It is a very nice and large space showcasing a number of different artists, and currently featuring the artwork of Jimmi Toro. A lot of very nice work! You’ll also find a boutique selling all sorts of local handmade stuffz.
There are also a number of events planned for the space, including dance performances, CONNECT, Gallery Stroll, and the Urban Arts Festival. Checkity-check!