Saturday, May 30, 2009

Journeys: Stops Along the Way...

ArtsWorcester's Aurora Gallery's (660 Main St., Worcester MA) next exhibition is (you guessed it) Journeys: Stops Along the Way. Commemorating their 30 year anniversary, the assignment was to submit 1 piece from your early career, and one piece done recently. Since I'm in the midst of my "early career", I'm sending in a crayon drawing from 2nd grade and something from my new cache of art. After a successful Biennial event, I think this show is worth checking out: the crayon rendering is very symbolic. And the new piece, silkscreen and acrylic on canvas, offers a taste of some of my new $5 prints I'm now at work on. (more on that later)
Journeys: Stops Along the Way, opening on June 11, at 6 pm.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Street Art

...Admiring some local graffiti the other day. Street art and graffiti counterculture are very political and interesting forms of art often, and it becomes part of our environment . Not many other art forms can achieve this effect.
"Graffiti advocates perceive graffiti as a method of reclaiming public space or to display one's art form, their opponents regard it as an unwanted nuisance, or as expensive vandalism"

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Art Prints

. . . Working on some poster / art print ideas, and I'm experimenting with different silkscreening techniques. After collecting old magazine pages, political images, and random stuff, I create a quick compositional collage, then tear it apart and rebuild it digitally.
So I got everything ready for the final burning when i found out that my faithful light bulb had died. It turns out, Photoflood Bulbs only have 2 hours of life. Pity.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Shoes. This was a cool study painting from school, and the challenge was to paint my shoes using a limited palette. (My shoes are black, by the way.) Still, pretty hung in the Worcester Public Library for a few weeks.

Obama !

This was one of two pieces I submitted for the ArtsWorcester Biennial show, which runs to the 29th. Although I had some help with the title, no artistic creation o' mine has generated this much heat. I've gotten several offers but I'm hanging on to it for the time being.

As for the creative process; I had a 16 x 20 inch frame assembled, and stretched on the funky gold cloth. I also threw in some silkscreened accents of Mr. Barack Obama's upbringings and surroundings. I'm satisfied with it.

---"Pride in Paisley", by Keenan Cassidy February, 2009 Acrylic, Ink, Silkscreen