Sunday, January 25, 2009
I really wasn't expecting to be a part of it, but was politely talked into it.
Great discussion amongst the artists and the audience. I always leave panel discussions or lectures wondering if I said the right thing. With my short attention span, I need more time to think about an answer. I'm getting older!
Heather felt I had to represent, so she got me this hat...since she lost my hat from the Corcoran Museum in DC. Thanks babe!
My painting made a nice backdrop for the DJ. I think the curators might have been a bit worried during installation. It nestled in there with just enough breathing room. I wish I had better lighting in my studio. I'm always shocked when I see my paintings in a gallery setting.
The Exec. Director of MoAD.
These paintings were on the second floor of the museum.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Kind of strange getting back into the studio. This painting is coming along and should be done soon. I think I'm still feeling a bit lazy from all the time off. Got a call from a good friend who invited me to show in Fresno in July. With that, it's time to ramp up.
Stopped by MoAD (Museum of the African Diaspora) this past Saturday and picked up some announcements. While I was there I ran up to the second floor to see how my painting looked installed. I was wondering how a 10 foot tall painting would look on a 12 foot tall wall. Well, I think it looks fine and it's in a great spot. As you come up to the second floor from the stairs and turn right, there it is directly in front of you on the far wall. Here's the scoop on the exhibit.
Decoding Identity: I Do it for My People
January 23, 2009 – March 8, 2009
Forging a personal identity gives rise to a unique voice that transcends stereotypical barriers. The works of 20 diverse artists challenge cultural and ethnic prejudices and question issues of religion, sexuality, race, and gender. Ultimately, Decoding Identity heals the dynamic tension between individual and collective identities.
Includes works by: Lorraine Bonner, Ed and Linda Calhoun, Christopher Carter, Lalla Essaydi, John Yoyogi Fortes, Chaz Guest, David Huffman, Clint Imboden, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Annette Lawrence, Kelly Marshall, Wardell Milan, Ramekon O'Arwisters, Adrienne Pao, Jefferson Pinder, Dario Posada, Danny Ramirez, Manuel Rios, Blue Wade, and David Yun
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
The last time I was in the studio to paint was late November. I finally got in there this last Sunday to freeze my ass off, but managed to get some painting in before calling it quits. This one is still in progress.
Actually I quit when Heather came over to take some candid pictures of me for the Eric Kent Wine Cellars website. Here's the label. Not sure when the bottle will be out and the pictures uploaded to their site.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
To see the video, click on the photo.