Sunday, May 29, 2011

Introducing - Tricia Cline

There is just SO much art out there in this wide world and on the world wide web.  So much good and yes, so much not so good art.  Its hard to not become anesthetized to images in general when there are so many images that are reminiscent and familiar.  So when you stumble upon an image that awakens something within you it feels as if you are discovering a hidden treasure.

Please let me introduce you to a most recent discovery - sculptor Tricia Cline.  After reading a bit of her thoughts behind her work and process, I all of a sudden feel too inarticulate to describe what it is that I find so compelling in her work.  Instead, I think the images will speak volumes on their own.

Exile of the Deer, 25" x 12" x 12", Porcelain, 2008   

To Bend and To Bow, 20" x 10" x 10", Porcelain, 2010

Fancy Ratus, 24" x 8" x 10", Porcelain, 2005 

There are many many more works shown on Tricia Cline's website that you can find by clicking HERE.  One of my favorite quotes from her statement page is below.  Enjoy!

"Here in the west art has been glorified as a product of the ego, as personal revelation, this couldn't be less true, art comes from beyond the personal, from the transcendent whisper that is ever present to everyone (and every thing), and therefore there is really nothing personal about it. So the images that come to us are not based on ideas out of mind, the images that come are transcendent guests - friends - that we develop ongoing relationships with."

Friday, May 20, 2011

June Figure Drawing Class - RICA

I am pleased to announce that I will be teaching Figure Drawing this summer at Raleigh Institute of Contemporary Art.  In the summers, RICA offers 2 weeks sessions (to more easily accommodate those who wish to go on vacation).  Starting in June, I will be teaching 2 week sessions of Figure Drawing on Sundays.  Here is the class description:

Working from the live model, students will develop an understanding of proper proportions, structure and basic anatomy of the human figure. We will use a variety of short gesture poses and work toward longer sustained poses. Basic principles of drawing will be discussed to explore the use of line variation, and methods of blocking in of volumetric forms to represent the expressive qualities of the human figure. This class with strengthen your drawing ability whether you are an absolute beginner or advanced student.

June Sessions:
Sundays June 5 & 12 1-4pm
Sundays June 19 & 26 1-4pm

You can sign up by visiting the Class 2011 page or by calling 919-800-0208

Also, the un-instructed Open Figure Drawing sessions will continue every Thursday night 7-10pm.  This is a good way to practice what you learn for only $10/ night or $8 for currently enrolled RICA students. 

Raleigh Institute of Contemporary Art
424 S. Dawson St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Quick Sketch Drawing - Spring 2011

Here is an assortment of figure drawings from my sketchbook since February of 2011.  These are all quick sketches that were anywhere from 1 to 20 minute poses.  Enjoy and comments are welcome.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Southern Weeds - Opening

Last night was the Opening Reception for my Southern Weeds exhibition at Artspace in Raleigh NC.  It was a fun night seeing old friends and meeting new ones.  Here are a few shots from the evening.  

Friends Sue Lyon and Scott Burdick drove all the way from 
Winston-Salem area just to see my weeds!  Thanks :)

Winding down the evening.

Southern Weeds 
is on exhibition thru May 28th
210 E. Davie St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

My artist statement can be read by clicking here or by clicking on the "botanical" label.

Thank you to everyone who came to show love and support, especially to the very special family members who traveled some distance.  It means a great deal that you were there.  And a very Happy Birthday to my favorite 7 year old.  Thank you for sharing your special day with me.