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The Fish Closet

Posted by admin on February 27, 2019 in new work, painting, teaching | 2 Comments

When I was a model for painting classes, I often heard one professor tell his students a story about a Chinese artist who received a commission for a painting of a fish. Some months had passed when the patron inquired as to the status of his fish painting. The artist replied he was still working […]

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“Travel Brochures for a Past Future” opens February 7

Posted by admin on January 14, 2019 in events, new work, painting | No Comments

Opening reception is Thursday February 7, 5-8pm at Atelier Drome, 112 Prefontaine Place South. After that, hours are M-F 8am-5pm (make eye contact with the front desk person to be let in). Show closes April 26, 2019. I pilfer images from old magazines—feral children who are up to no good, beatific high-heeled homemakers, cigarette-smoking proto-hipsters, […]

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Commission for a couple of divine divas

Posted by admin on January 11, 2019 in new work, painting | No Comments

The themes of house, home, and the American Dream of owning one recur so often in my work, it seems natural that people in the businesses of building selling homes would gravitate to it. For example, one of my earliest collectors and supporters was the late real estate goddess Jan Sewell. Her niece now has […]

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Digging Through the Archives

Posted by admin on April 3, 2018 in painting | No Comments

I’ve recently had reason to go digging into the hundreds of old slides of my work that have accumulated over the years. It used to be, kids, that when you wanted to document a work of art, you had to take a photograph on actual film. You would take several photographs of each one, so […]

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In the studio: more circles!

Posted by admin on April 2, 2018 in new work, painting, pattern | No Comments

These are some studies for decorative patterns based on carbon dioxide, top, and carbon monoxide, bottom. The idea was inspired by the Festival of Britain, mentioned in a previous post, where designers worked with chemists to create groovy patterns based on molecular structures. Carbon. It’s what’s for dinner.   Here is a small test piece, […]

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Fabric of the American Dream (the book)

Posted by admin on January 16, 2018 in painting, press | No Comments

In 2015 Chatwin Books published Fabric of the American Dream, a combination monograph (of my Manet covers) and meditation on some of the recurring themes in my work. Chatwin co-founder Annie Brule, who had been a tenant of my ’57 Biscayne studios from its inception, and I had been wanted to collaborate for a long […]

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Neon Dreamer and American Dreams

Posted by admin on August 2, 2017 in events, painting | No Comments

My great-grandmother, Mary Gulish, immigrated from Slovakia to Youngstown, Ohio early in the last century. She’d heard some rumors that prospects were better in Cleveland. After first sending her eleven-year-old daughter on a scouting mission, she showed up in Cleveland one day with eleven kids in tow, knowing not a soul and very little English. […]

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