Monthly Archives: January 2012

On Being Rothko

Seeing a large color-field painting as a teen I was incredulous at the notion that “this is art”. From there to here and now, re-creating one of those luminous monsters, has been quite a trip—literally and figuratively. In the early … Continue reading

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Why Paint?

Maybe it was the reoccurring patches of blue in the sky. Or maybe it was the hours of staring into luscious layers of Alizarin Crimson.  Or maybe it was just the Dr. Pepper commercial which had me singing “I gotta’ … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Coin—The Power of Words.

In Hamlet, the prince in his overwhelmed, emotional state, tries to sort out his life and is either feigning or struggling with madness. The old Polonius asks him what he is reading.  His answer: “words, words, words”. Gertrude’s Stein’s famous phrase … Continue reading

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Every Picture Tells a Story

In the Alfred Hitchcock movie “Suspicion” Joan Fontaine suspects her new husband Cary Grant is trying to kill her. As her mistrust grows the images and the actions build the tension. When Grant is simply carrying a glass of milk … Continue reading

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Aaaaahhhhh….

The year 2011 for ArtHouse 23 was a big one.  We saw a 25% increase in new members; the birth of a new gallery; a group show outside of our studio attended by people we don’t even know; all of … Continue reading

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