art online: October 2020

1.

My painting Untitled (Abstraction 5 of 7) is included in “Wild Lands”, curated by Gina Tuzzi. She writes, “Finding our place in the balance is one hell of a dance.” This online exhibition will be live through December 6, 2020.

You can view the exhibition on the Artist Alliance website.
> artistalliance.space/exhibitions/wild-lands

2.

For the second year in a row, I’m happy to have a piece in benefit art exhibition for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. My painting Return is included in this auction (with online bidding this year) from October 24-30. Proceeds support participating artists (like me!) as well as the Bemis Center’s programs.

You can view the exhibition / auction on the Bemis Center website.
> bemiscenter.org/benefit
(for direct link to my piece, click on the painting below. currently available at the “buy it now” price until bidding begins on the 24th.)

Ps. If you want to receive updates about new work and upcoming exhibitions occasionally throughout the year, join my email list! Here’s a sample that went out recently.

Abstract Thoughts

image via Art In Res (art by moi)

Artist-curator Mel Reese included my drawing let there be warmth, let there be light in this edition of Art In Res’ Weekly Curation, Abstract Thoughts. She writes,

“The beauty… is in the imperfection, the moments when we can spot the hand of the artist in the perpetual loop.”

This drawing is available for sale via Art In Res, which allows you to pay in monthly installments if desired. I will contribute 50% of my proceeds from the sale of this piece to Brooklyn Defender Services.

spring sketchbook

books (2019)

I’ve been thinking about what I read and why. Maybe this at its broadest: I am trying to understand the world, and myself, and the ways everything overlaps and intersects. Right now, though, it feels sort of difficult to focus on reading. I’ve been turning to poetry more than usual which feels manageable and grounding (midway through a Jane Kenyon collection currently), and am also finally getting around to posting my list of books read last year.

In mid-2019, went through a several month period of not reading much of anything but decided to let it happen and not try to cram in a ton of books at the end of the year to meet my GoodReads goal. Similarly, I only sort-of kept up with the “write something about every book you read” practice, and that’s fine. It’s back in progress for 2020, though! I missed having it to look back through at the end of the year.

Something else which feels significant in reflecting back on the year-in-books is that both Mary Oliver and Rachel Held Evans died in 2019. This interview (“Listening to the World“) with Mary Oliver from the On Being podcast has held up to multiple re-listens for me, and I returned to previously read books by both them (Searching for Sunday, Why I Wake Early). These women helped shift and expand my vision in meaningful ways and I am grateful for that. ♡ 

morning pages / reading spot
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