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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Matt Cheney, Action Artist

Action Art
: (v) spontaneously placing paint on an canvas. Emphasizing the physical act of painting is the essential aspect of the finished work.

Here is a sneak peak at the work of Action Artist Matt Cheney who will be showing with Glovebox in April. Mark your calendar for Friday, April 9, 2010. This is a show you don't want to miss!

Cheney's recent work (shown below) was done in the woods near Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. "To keep these pieces as natural as possible I used iron powder on canvas and a mild acid to speed the oxidization process, giving it the rust effect." Cheney explained, he added that he found materials for the painting while hiking -- one example is finding elements to create the red "paint."

"The red paint on the tree bonk is made from beets. I enjoy the idea of being rough with the canvas and that the nature of these materials will change with time."

For those of you wondering what the heck a
tree bonk is: (snowboarding): To hit something (especially a tree) with one's snowboard, especially while in the air. Check it out below-

Paint Bonk from MATT CHENEY on Vimeo.

See more of Matt's work at his website:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Sketchbook Project & Time Out NY article

Glovebox creator and artist Liz Comperchio is participating in Art House Coop's Sketchbook Project.

The Sketchbook Project is exhibiting at 303 Grand in Brooklyn on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you live in New York, you should check it out!

Also, check out a feature that is running in Time Out NY this week about the exhibition and project! It also features interviews with four NYC based artists who participated - including Liz!

The Sketchbook Project
Friday, February 18th 8:00-11:00pm (with a Q&A session from 7:00-8:00pm)
Saturday, February 19th 8:00-11:00pm
Sunday, February 20th 12:00-2:00pm

303 Grand
303 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

ICA Announces Boston-area Finalists

Boston, Mass. — The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston announced the finalists for the 2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize, the ICA's biennial award and exhibition program for Boston-area artists. The finalists are: Robert de Saint Phalle, Eirik Johnson, Fred Liang, Rebecca Meyers, Matthew Rich, Daniela Rivera, Evelyn Rydz, Amie Siegel and Steve Tourlentes. You can read the full press release here.

Robert de Saint Phalle, "Lean To," 2007.

Rebecca Meyers, still from "lions and tigers and bears," 2006.

Daniela Rivera, "Tilted Room or 800 pounds of oil on canvas, stretcher bars and clamps," 2005-2009.

Evelyn Rydz, "Blue Foam with Barnacles," 2009.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Art House: Sketchbook Project

Art House Co-op recently relocated from Atlanta, GA to Brooklyn, NY. It's a really cool organization that has a great mission.

I am participating in their latest Sketchook Project that will be in their permanent library collection. To the left is the cover of my submission, part of the "How I Live Green" catalog.

Visit the Art House Coop website at: