Thursday, June 20, 2013

'Fiebertraum' at Merry Karnowsky Gallery

 Hello all!

I'm happy to present to you my latest work in the shared show 'Fiebertraum'. Inspiration for his new serie of paintings and drawings found ground to grow both close to home, like the variation of song birds that came to visit my garden during the colder months ('Fun Bird Three') to more exotic locations, like the 'Holi Cow' triptych, inspired by the Indian Holi Phagwa festival.

They are brought together at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles and will be shown to public starting June 22 to July 20, 2013*. Colleagues d'art Mel Kadel and Deedee Cheriel will share the walls with me with their serie 'Carry Your Weight' and 'Episodes in the Abundant Oasis'.

If you'd like more information about the works, please contact the MK Gallery.

I wish you a great time at the opening reception!

*I won't attend the opening night this time.

First image & above; Fun Bird Three + detail, acrylics on panel, ø 16,5 cm (6.5")

'Mooncat', acrylics on panel, ø 17 cm (6.7") 

'Mooncat', detail

'Holi Cow', acrylics on panel, triptych, approx 60 x 55 cm, closed (23.6 x 21.7")

'Holi Cow', acrylics on panel, triptych, approx 60 x 100 cm, opened (23.6 x 39.4")

'Holi Cow',  detail

'Holi Cow',  detail

'Holi Cow',  detail

'The Pioneers', graphite on paper, 34 x 67 cm (13.4 x 26.4")

'The Pioneers',  detail

'Once Upon a Time', graphite on paper, 34 x 67 cm (13.4 x 26.4")

 
'The Pioneers', detail

Monday, June 3, 2013

Pay to Play

Sometimes fellow artists ask me; 'I got invited to join in an art exhibition but the gallery wants me to pay a fee upfront. Is that common?' Usually, it is not. Recently I too got an invite from such a gallery. The general and exchangeable tone of voice of the request and the long list of exhibiting artists of variable quality and style made some warning bells go off in my head. He're some wise words from the Art Business website about the subject;
- Link: http://www.artbusiness.com/osoqutscawas.html
- Link #2, with list of questionable galleries: http://www.artbusiness.com/artist-pay-to-play-list.html 

(Thanks, Kirsten!)