Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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-
See more of Matt's work at his website: www.MattCheney.com
Thursday, February 18, 2010
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 St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Robert de Saint Phalle, "Lean To," 2007.
Monday, February 15, 2010
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: www.arthousecoop.com