Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Flatfile Show

Hi friends. Here are a couple of pics of my work in a current show. I've included selections of the work that might not be on my website (, as well as a couple of views of the whole show of my work. Click on images for larger views. Enjoy!

View upon entering the basement level of Flatfile Gallery.

View of Steve Panella's wall of text-based work.

"b I ble", Transformed Book, Approx. 20 x 12 x 2 inches, 2006

"b I ble" Detail. Feel free to click on image for larger image.

"b I ble" Detail. Can you see the ''I's" under all the other text.

"Cigarette Butts", Transformed Books, sizes variable, 2004

"Skeleton of a Page", Transformed Book Page, 7 x 10 inches, 2004-2008. The page is perforated and displayed to create a cast shadow. The art hangs between the wall and a piece of plexiglas.

"Skeleton of a Page" Detail.

"Book Stones", Transformed Books, Sizes Variable, 2003-2007
I am thankful for Andy Thomas and Flatfile Gallery in Chicago who made this show possible. I met Andy two years ago while I was peddling my art around the Chicago area. He liked my work and later scheduled a show of text-based art at Flatfile Gallery for their next available opening in February 2008. I believe it was early in 2006 when we met. Thanks Andy!
The other three artists in the show are Nate Larson, Monika Wulfers and Rachel Foster. Glad to meet you all!

Monday, March 10, 2008

HiTea Show

These are a couple of photos of my art on the walls at HiTea (link here) tea house in Chicago. Located at 14 East 11th Street, it is a nice place with good atmosphere and very friendly staff. I am grateful to them for hosting a show of my artwork, as well as to Brantley Roden for his assistance in setting things up. Brantley arranges for art to be shown at HiTea and is an artist himself. Here is a link to his website.
The folks in the photos are some chaps enjoying the atmosphere, tea, food and free internet the establishment has to offer. Thank you guys!

"Sun" Acrylic on Canvas, 2008. I will probably paint over this canvas. :^D

"Unititled" Acrylic on Canvas, 2007. Approximately 30 inches x 20 inches. This painting started out with a painting of a body, then a heart and finally ended up as a black and white and color field of energy.

"Space" Acrylic on Canvas, 2008. This painting is about 6 feet tall x 4.5 feet wide. Good painting, not so good photo. I promise to get a better photo posted soon as this is part of a triptych that I am eager to post here and show in public.

Moon, Blue

This painting is a revision of the previous painting (just below). Almost like an entirely different painting now.