Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thomas McCormick Gallery Exhibition

Hello!  I just wanted to share the virtual tour of the exhibition at the gallery with Michael Hedges.  The show is up until June 4th, so you should come by and see it if you can get a chance.  Tom and Mary are awesome people and great to work with.  (and they both have a great sense of humor!)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Department of Beautification Report #3

Hello, Everyone.  Sorry it has been sometime since my last update.  The giveaway was such fun.  My awesome artist friend Mathew Paul Jinks won a small painting.  I will post pics of it in his new home as soon as he returns my calls.  Ha!  

I have been really busy with the craft side of my practice making stuff for my two Etsy shops.  (There are links to them on the left-hand side of the blog.)  I have also been crafting with my girls Amanda Baker (super talented an all-around amazing person) and my sister, Madeline and fake sister, Allie Corwin.  Madeline moved back to St. Louis for the summer, so I am sadddddfaced. :(

Below you will see the most recent of street pieces I made.  I realized Mod Podge has subversive potential.  You can see below some lady heads in Wicker Park....

She is in good company with my good friend Hebru Brantley.

This next piece is on Milwaukee Ave. and is a "time based" work, in that I have been adding birds to her head over a span of about four weeks.  She now has four birds on her head.  I have to photograph the other two still, as we went out at night last time. 

Bird #1

Context: Street art in wicker park

Two birds up on her head

That's all for now!  Enjoy the sun, beautiful people.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Drop it like it's hot.

This is the newest piece in the studio.  This is my hard core rapper face.  I'm so cool it hurts.

But more seriously, I had an awesome opening at Thomas McCormick.  I realized how many amazing people are in my!  So thanks to everyone that showed up to show some love.  It was so much fun to see the paintings outside of my tiny, cramped studio.  

To show my love, I want to give away one tiny painting to someone.  Here is how it works.
1."Follow" me on this site.
(Click follow on the right hand side)
2. Comment (anything) on this post
3. I'll pick a number via a randomizer
4. The winner gets a baby 5 by 5 
5. I get to show my love...
6. I'll pick on Sunday May 8th, post, and give it to you!

Good luck.

So...  I have two new pieces I'm working on.  I am SUPER excited.  I haven't been this pumped up in the studio in a while. One is above and the other I'll show it to you later this week.  Right now, it is still pretty rough.

Lastly, look for lady heads around wicker park!  I did it again.  There is also a "time based" piece, where I've been adding a new bird on top of a lady head every 5 days or so.  Let's see how tall it gets.

This week I have a lot of goals:  make more shirts, work on the new pieces, finish a piece for 3 walls Spring Gala, make more jewelry, hang out with friends, and guest crits at Columbia.  

I love spring.

Take care friends,