Friday, October 11, 2013

How things have changed-or have they?

this is the 100 year anniversary of the controversial Armory Show and you can get a look at what it was like currently at the N.Y. Historical Society. there were just as many Americans as Europeans exhibiting but it was the European artists who woke up the audience.  during 1913 women were marching in the streets for the right to vote and contraceptive freedom, were there even any women in this show? the best selling artist was Odilon Redon-remember him? critics laughed and one went so far as to call the show evidence of  "the total destruction of the art of painting". so here we are 100 years later and some of the same issues remain. bet you know a lot of painters, though.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Show at Watershed Gallery

i am very pleased to have 10 paintings in certifiably organic at the watershed gallery in ridgefield, ct. it is a great looking show that also includes nancy woodward and pamela marks. the show is up through november 10th so i hope you get a chance to stop by. the gallery is closed on mondays but open every other afternoon.