Made it to the opening of the 47th Annual River Road Show , http://laag-site.org/River-Road-Show.html at the Louisiana State Archives last night in Baton Rouge, LA. There was quite a crowd and a range of work. It was a great reminder of how broad the Art World is and how many different layers there are... Also the River Road Show is the oldest juried art exhibit in the Baton Rouge area. I was happy to have my piece Meander included in this year's exhibit.
Acrylic on canvas
12" x 14"
Slowly finding a new rhythm in the studio, working towards a solo show at the Lounge Gallery for the Months of November and December.
Well it was a tough weekend, did not make the opening in New Orleans on Saturday due to the enormous amount of flooding that has occurred in southwest and central Louisiana. My house remained dry through all of it, but I did loose my mini-van. The aerial imagery on the news has continued to really make me think of where I am going creatively in my studio. At the heart of my work is showing the delicate balance between land and water that dominates this region. It has many benefits and influences on the region which is nicknamed, Sportsman's Paradise, but at times, nature has a different course and water and erosion impact people's lives at an alarming rate. Sometimes living in paradise comes at a price...
So the exhibit technically opens up tomorrow to the public, but could not wait to share some rough installation shots.. will post some better images next week.
Delivered some new paintings this morning to the Claire Elizabeth Gallery in New Orleans. The Gallery is located a block of Canal St. on 131 Decatur St., which is one of the main arteries of the French Quarter. It was great see the amount of street traffic that pass by the gallery on a daily basis. Excited to have the work down there through Sept 23. Looking forward to the opening reception on Aug 13th, from 6-8 PM during Dirty Linen Night - http://dirtylinennola.com/
Nice write up from http://gonola.com/2016/08/04/dirty-linen-detours.html
Dirty Linen Detours
Check out these galleries just a short walk from Royal Street, the main drag for Dirty Linen.
Claire Elizabeth Gallery, 131 Decatur St.The French Quarter’s Claire Elizabeth Gallery will host an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. for the exhibition LA Visions, exploring Louisiana’s ineffable “essence of place” through the work of artists Michael Eble, Frances Rodriguez, and Ashley Rouen. From lush bayous to Creole architecture to post-Katrina devastation, Louisiana’s landscape is an ever-shifting intersection of manmade and natural forces. The artists of LA Visions approach this convergence from all angles, through topographical and abstract landscapes, views of blight and abandonment, and images of the state’s iconic architecture we all know so well.
There is always sweet spots in the creative process or when you are preparing for an exhibition. There is that point in which you put down the brush and paint and say "your done", well at least for a little time, maybe a mini vacation from the studio. I am in the middle of framing for my show in Nola in August, so it's nice to just think about framing and how things will look on the wall in the gallery. It's also nice to have clear picture of how you want things presented, it provides a great deal of closure, something that is not always prevalent in the creative process. Ok,.. back to another coat of spray paint and I am out of hanging wire..