Last weekend, Harlem welcomed the FLUX Art Fair - its first contemporary art fair. The event launched with a VIP reception on Wednesday, May 13th and was open to the public Thursday, May 14th through Sunday, the 17th. FLUX had been hard-fought by its organizer, Leanne Stella of Art in Flux -especially with the building under hard-hat construction up to the eleventh hour. All came together beautifully in the end, and the FLUX Art Fair waxed luminous against a backdrop of higher profile art ev... [more]
Instead of just still photos of my paintings I have made a short video with my own music for you to look at...
Here it is:
I am proud to offer these paintings at ArtSlant.com. They can be displayed with any direction pointing up. Sure the lighting was not perfect in the video but the colors in the still photos found on my profile are very near perfect. Click here for my profile at ArtSlant. These take about 3 weeks each to complete although it is hard to gauge the time spent on each on... [more]
This season, I was inspired to take on a Trunk Show at The Studio Museum in Harlem. It would feature works from my (little-known, but once wildly popular) jewelry collection. Patrons and friends whom I've known for a very long time are familiar with this work; most newer friends know me as an artist, curator and writer, and have only seen the few jewelry pieces I wear everyday, almost like a uniform. I asked for and agreed to this show without realizing that it had been at least two years since I... [more]
In the age of the Internet, photographers face the prospect of an unlimited audience, and The Exposure Award, presented by SeeMe, the single largest community of fine art photographers, is a true testament to the fact that the international market for photographers is broader now than ever.
This year’s Exposure Awards welcome an esteemed jury of industry leaders, including the Wall Street Journal Photo Director Jennifer Pastore, the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Karen Irvine, New York Magazine Photo... [more]
A Battle Lost rolled paper handmade from military uniforms, gold foil & matte medium101" x 52" x 6"2015
Photo credit to Chris Gray with CS Gray Photography.
This work represents the 22 veterans that take their own lives every day. 8,030 rolls make up A Battle Lost, one for every veteran suicide last year. I roll the paper to create a spiral, a symbol of life to death, beginning to end. The gold is inspired by a Japanese practice called Kintsugi where they fill cracks in pottery with gold. This highlights the... [more]
In her essay Why I Write, Joan Didion argued that writing was “an aggressive, even hostile act.” Writing is as an argument, she said, a way to elegantly impose one’s opinion upon another. “There’s no getting around the fact that setting words on paper is the tactic of a secret bully, an invasion, an imposition.”
With all due respects to Ms. Didion, I find the contrary to be true. I make peace with my ideas when I write- with my fears, my anxieties, and my imagination... [more]