Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Nobody Has Enough Personality For Pirate Braids

This week was a little odd. I had been asked to put a painting in a one night show in a public space and I had the strange realization that I have no G-rated paintings. So I thought, "well" I'll just make some." Not as easy as I had anticipated.

Eventually, I settled in on a nice set of teeth. I decided to paint over a painting I started last year and never did anything with. I was farely pleased with the outcome. i sent the work off. Christina told me I should come to the show as it might be a good networking opportunity given that 2 of the other artists were former Real World cast members. So, I packed up my daughter at 7pm and made for the show.


I arrive to find that not only that my work and Christina's work are not up, but the entire space is packed with the paintings of the two MTV "personalities".  One of whom is wearing pants completely covered in paint, I assume to show that he was taking a well-deserved break from the studio. (redacted statement about art) I didn't even bother to try to get an explanation as to why our work wasn't up.  Honestly, the one conversation I can't stand is the "why your art isn't hanging" conversation (It is often related to my first dilemma of not having any G-rated work).  I was told by the woman providing minute samples of wine that the wine was free and so was the art show.

Now, I cannot speak to the personalities of these personalities (as I left before bothering to talk to them), but I can show you one of their buisiness cards.  Not only is she a personality but she is a purveyor of fine pirate dreads.  ::Sigh::   But...

Ultimately, I'm glad our work wasn't up.  And I walked away with a pretty sweet painting.  I did, however, get a nice visit from some old

friends Mr. R. Eric Mcmaster and Nick Hochstetler.  Eric was in town shooting at an ice rink for a fast approaching show R Eric McMaster: The Obstruction of Action  at 1708 Gallery in Richmond VA, January 4-February 15 2013.  Check it out if you're in the area.


The Homeless Knight Rises

This might be my Christmas card.  (His picture was used as packing material for another picture I was sent by a friend)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I Am a Flawed Individual.

It's a mouthful, but I think it's important.